sexual fantasy


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sexual fantasy

mental images of an erotic nature that can lead to sexual arousal.
Private mental imagery associated with explicitly erotic feelings, accompanied by physiologic response to sexual arousal; a sexual fantasy may be defined as an erotic yearning or constellation of mental images that evoke sexual arousal

sexual fantasy

Psychology Private mental imagery associated with explicitly erotic feelings, accompanied by physiologic response to sexual arousal. See Sexual desire.
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It shows, for the first time, that judges and juries have repeatedly conflated sexual fantasy with harmful criminal conduct, have largely been dismissive of fantasy-based defenses, and have relaxed evidentiary standards to prejudice individuals whose desires provoke disapproval or disgust.
It left anyone who had acknowledged they liked anyone of 62 available sexual fantasy categories, including spanking and cross-dressing, open to ridicule by anyone who wished to see.
her low social standing isn't helped when a video leaks of her acting out a sexual fantasy with a mannequin.
We investigated the relationship between asexuality, masturbation and sexual fantasy as part of a larger online study.
He said the defense would argue that Valle's communications "were all sexual fantasy and imaginary role play, and that he never intended to kidnap, rape, torture, murder or eat any woman.
The results obtained suggest that near 100 percent of men and women have experienced a pleasant sexual fantasy in their life, while about 80 percent of the interviewees have experienced a negative or unpleasant sexual fantasy sometime in life.
I think her sexual fantasy has got out of hand and she has become obsessed with it.
Topics include best practice recommendations and future directions, assessment challenges and guiding principles, assessing therapeutic needs, assessing clinical needs for stalking and domestic violence, treatment approaches, and the relationship between sexual fantasy and reality in sexual offending.
Equinox Fitness Club says the magazine advert was meant to evoke themes of natural beauty, sexual fantasy and eternal youth.
This behaviour is unlikely to be tried by male offenders, as the poll showed that the woman least likely to feature in a man's sexual fantasy was a traffic warden.
Another possibility is that she does have a sexual response to these themes and images in a constellation of other themes that comprise her sexual fantasy world.