Sexes: Male Fantasies

Men want women more than women want men

The stranger knocks at the door. When the woman opens it, he pushes his way in, ties her up and rapes her—gently. That forced-sex fantasy, or something like it, is one of the most common sexual daydreams of American women. Masters and Johnson say it is second only to fantasizing about sex with a different partner. Author Nancy Friday, the diligent collector of female fantasies (My Secret Garden, Forbidden Flowers) says it is second to none.

The same kind of daydream may also be No. 1 among...

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