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Italian Female Sexual Fantasies: Do They Really Differ From Men's and Have They Changed in Time?

  • Tania Bianchi
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    FISS – Federazione Italiana di Sessuologia Scientifica (Italian Federation of Scientific Sexology), Italy & BPS – The British Psychological Society, United Kingdom
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      Sexual fantasies are a central aspect of human sexual behaviour. They play an important role in boosting desire, managing anxiety and resolving traumatic experiences. The purpose of this ongoing research is to assess if erotic imagery, themes and scenarios, plus variables such as frequency, really differ according to gender and if they have altered in recent years under the conditioning and pressure of a more permissive, modern lifestyle, in Italy. A further aim is to examine how, and if, they still relate to socio-cultural and socio-biological theories of female sexual tendencies.
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