Saturday, November 1, 2014
Sexual fantasies: New survey
According to a recent Canadian study undertaken by researchers from The Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal and Institut Philippe-Pinel de Montréal, affiliated with University of Montreal,the nature of sexual fantasies varies among the general population but only a few can be considered statistically rare, unusual, or typical. The team of researchers attempted to scientifically define "sexual deviation," by inviting just over 1,500 adults in Quebec (a 50/50 split of men and women)to complete a questionnaire describing their sexual fantasies. The study was undertaken to help specify norms in sexual fantasies in order to define abnormal behaviours. Findings indicate men have more fantasies and describe them more vividly than women. The majority of men would love their fantasies to come true. Men are more likely to think about watching their partner being with someone else or being with someone of the same sex themselves Unlike men, women in general clearly distinguish between fantasy and desire. Women tend to fantasise about their partner, while men generally fantasise more about extramarital relationships. Between 30 and 60 per cent of women - think of themes associated with submission (e.g. being tied up). Researchers concluded the wide range of sexual fantasies varies among the general population in such a way few can be considered statistically rare, unusual, or typical. Pathological sexual fantasies involved inducing pain and non-consenting partners and these were absolutely necessary in deriving satisfaction. The study is published recently in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.