Did the title excite your senses? lol
I know essentially it's another form of craving, but I think there is a unique quality to titillation. I see it as a pleasurable feeling that instigates a craving. Sometimes we walk around with long-held cravings and desires but aren't actively seeking to fulfill them. Then a sight, sound, or thought surprises us and boom.
Depending on where we are in our practice, we might feel a struggle coming on, or feel frustrated that a desire showed up uninvited. But for a moment, the feeling before the craving is pleasurable. And it's instantaneous. You don't "give in" to titillation the way you might for a craving. It just happens.
I don't know, maybe staying mindful requires a different approach for titillation than it does for a craving that you sort of "know about" and can plan for? If that makes sense. If anyone has any insight on this, I'd love to hear your perspective.