Chapter 9

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Sexual Fantasies


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Lecture Notes

Men and women, but especially men, think about sex often.


Although sexual fantasies and dreams are the most universal of sexual behaviors, they are often not discussed because they are viewed as personally or socially unacceptable feelings or desires. Whether occurring spontaneously or resulting from outside stimuli, fantasies are part of the body's regular healthy functioning.


Research indicates that sexual fantasies are related to sexual drives: The higher the sexual drive, the higher the frequency of sexual fantasies and the level of satisfaction in one's sex life.