sexual fantasy


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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
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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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A MAN convicted of raping and sexually assaulted a woman for his own sexual fantasy has been jailed.
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.
It is generally accepted that sexual fantasy is a commonly experienced part of sexuality for most men and women (Barclay, 1973; Crepault & Couture, 1980; Knafo & Jaffe, 1984) and it has been hypothesized that fantasies more accurately reflect sexual desires than do sexual behaviours which may be constrained by social norms and pressures (Ellis & Symons, 1990).
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.
The unanswered question is what comes first - does sexual fantasy get a person excited or does sexual stimulation and excitement initiate thoughts and fantasies?
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.