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Seven facts about sexual fantasies that you may not know

Published : Jan 14, 2016, 4:12 pm IST
Updated : Jan 14, 2016, 4:12 pm IST

Did you know that romance in fantasies is an important factor for both men and women

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Did you know that romance in fantasies is an important factor for both men and women

Whether one admits or not, every person has their own kinks when it comes to satisfying their carnal desires. Most of us are just too embarrassed to say them out loud even to our own partners.

There are also plenty of people who feel that their sexual fantasies might abnormal and atypical but the fact of the matter is that they are probably the same as the next person.

The Medical Daily brings to you seven interesting facts that will unravel the mystery of sexual fantasies and make you more aware of how our desires work.

Men have twice as many thoughts about sex as women

This finding just cements what we have known for a long time – men have sex on their mind more often than women. In fact, the average male has about 19 thoughts about sex in a day, while on the other hand the average female has just about 10 such thoughts a day, according to a 2012 study published in the Journal of Sex Research.

Most of us fantasize about the same things

There are sexual fantasies that are seen to be quite common among the general public like threesomes and then there are a few fantasies are considered rare or unusual like golden showers.

Of course, the sex of a person plays an important role in such cases. For example, most women dream about sex in a romantic location, while most men crave for oral sex, according to a study in 2014.

Women’s fantasies are more emotionally driven

Women’s sexual fantasies feature an emphasis on touching, her partner’s feelings, her physical and emotional reactions to what was happening and the overall atmosphere of the sexual encounter, according to a 1995 study published in the journal Psychological Bulletin.

Women fantasize more during ovulation

Ovulation causes a rise in a woman’s libido because of increased testosterone levels. Interestingly, it was found that in the first half of a woman’s cycle, fantasies would be focussed more on the physical attributes of the partner because of high oestrogen levels.

But once ovulation started, her fantasises would become more emotion-centred, according to a 2012 study published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behaviour.

Men are more imaginative when they fantasize

Men can be a lot more creative when visualizing their desires. A study done in 2014 revealed that men were interested in more of the 55 fantasies listed in a survey and were more comfortable describing their favourite fantasy in detail than women.

Romance in fantasies is an important factor for both men and women

This debunks the myth that men are not inherently romantic. In fact, both men and women confessed to having fantasized in romantic locations, 78 percent and 85 percent respectively, according to a 2014 study.

Relationship status influences fantasies of both men and women

A nature of a person’s relationship can have a significant effect on the type of sexual fantasies they are more likely to have. A 2011 study published in the journal Personality and Social Psychological Bulletin showed that individuals that were anxiously attached to their partner had sexual fantasies related to emotional intimacy.

Moreover, partners with abandonment issues had fantasies that were likely to be more aggressive and less emotional.