A recent study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine sought to uncover the most common and uncommon sexual fantasies in men and women, and – perhaps unsurprisingly – found quite a disparity in the results.
The study asked 1,516 people (799 men and 718 women) what they fantasized about, and found that most of us are pretty vanilla, although the nature of what we fantasized about varied dramatically based on gender.
While 61 per cent of men fantasized about interracial sex, only 27 per cent of women shared this fantasy. Fifty-seven per cent of men wanted to have sex with someone younger, compared to just 18 per cent of women.
Being sexually dominated – spanking, bondage, forced sexual experiences – was popular among both men and women, but the latter was one of the most prominent fantasies for women (more than 60 per cent) – a fact the researches think links to the prominence of 50 Shades of Grey. However, women were far less likely to want their fantasies realized.
The most typical fantasies for women involved having sex in a specific place, while the most predominant fantasy among males was – surprise, surprise – the threesome.
Regardless of the differences, one thing was certain: almost everybody wants oral sex!
Within both sexes, urination (either peeing on or being peed on) is among the least common sexual fantasies.
See more of the findings in this awesome graph made by Reddit user, IronyAndWhine.
Rebecca is a Sydney-based journalist and Masters student. She has previously worked as a reporter for WIN News, and as a presenter on the Community Radio Network. She has interned at several women’s fashion and lifestyle publications, including 2threads.com, and Marie Claire. She recently returned from a year-long trip to Europe, and spends her spare time trying to relive this experience through Instagram.