Indagine conoscitiva dell'immaginario erotico in un gruppo di uomini eterosessuali
Journal Title: RIVISTA DI SESSUOLOGIA CLINICA
Author/s: Chiara Simonelli, Veronica Vizzari, Chiara D’Andrea, Roberta Rossi
Year: 2008 Issue: 1 Language: Italian
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Study of the sexual imagery in a group of eterosexual men - Erotic imagery is a central aspect of human sexuality and an indicator of psychological and physical well-being. In this study we intend to explore the nature of sexual fantasies in a group of today male heterosexuals. Fifty heterosexual males were interviewed through a self-administred and anony-mous questionnaire. The sample’s average age is 29,89 (range 20-36) and the level of education is rather high. In this research we investigated the following aspects: motivations for intercourse; situations that elicit to erotic fantasies, moments in which the subjects engage in erotic fantasies during sexual activity; situations that elicit to sexual desire; incidence of erotic fantasies during sexual activity and during masturbation. In addition, the contents of erotic imagery were considered by listing the top five fantasies in order of frequency of occurrence. Main results revealed that the motivations for intercourse were associated to else’s desire and physical need. It also results that erotic fantasies in the heterosexuals are mainly triggered by visual stimuli. The majority of participants showed to have erotic fantasies during sexual activity and in particularly during masturbation. This study confirms the importance of imagination in men’s sexuality. Data revealed that men’s fantasies are focused on sexual acts and contain emotive aspects. Results obtained were discussed in light of previous research and literature. Keys words: erotic imagery, erotic fantasies, heterosexual males.
Chiara Simonelli, Veronica Vizzari, Chiara D’Andrea, Roberta Rossi, in "RIVISTA DI SESSUOLOGIA CLINICA" 1/2008, pp. 5-27, DOI: