Document Title

Sexual Fantasies

Department/School

Psychology

Abstract

Sexual fantasies are perhaps the most common human sexual experience. Unlike many sexual activities, they are private and thus unconstrained by reality in terms of partner choice or the behaviors engaged in. As such, they are interesting because they can provide insight into the psychological mechanisms underpinning human sexual desires as well as resulting behaviors. The majority of people engage in sexual fantasy and, on average, men do so more frequently than women.

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science

Publication Date

9-2-2017

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_269-1

Document Version

Publisher's version

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