About 95 percent of people have sexual fantasies. Dreaming up situations boost our libidos, or sex drives.
While these fantasies can reflect some truths about you — social psychologist Gurit Birnbaum, for example says ‘fantasies reflect how we cope with our insecurities and whether we want to promote intimacy or escape from it’ — some of them couldn’t be further from what we want in reality.
While no amount of surveys could ever accurately reflect the purpose and frequency of sexual fantasies, current research does help up accept the normalcy of them. When we address them, we can have more control over them and possibly improve our personal and relational sexual healths.
Romance Remains Integral For Most People
For most people, or at least 88 percent of men and 92 percent of women in a 2014 study, romantic emotions remain at the center of their sexual fantasies.
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Men: More Often and More Options
Men’s fantasies are more active and aggressive than those of women. In a 2014 study, researchers presented 55 different fantasies to their subjects and in general, men were interested in more of them. When asked to describe their favorite fantasy, they provided detailed accounts.