How Common Certain Sex Fantasies Are, by Gender

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Even though humans spend a lot of time talking (and thinking!) about sexual fantasies, researchers still don’t have a great grasp on exactly how “normal” certain fantasies are in terms of their prevalence. To learn more about this, the researchers Christian C. Joyal, Amélie Cossette, and Vanessa Lapierre, all from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, recently conducted an online survey of 1,516 adults, asking them to rate their interest in 55 sexual fantasies and to list their own.

The results, published in The Journal of Sexual Health, show significant variation between the genders when it comes to certain dirty thoughts. Here are some of the highlights:

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