Sexual fantasies are not only for sexual people, asexual people have their own fantasies as well, even BDSM.
Due to their condition we would assume that they probably don’t think about sex like the rest of us, we would be so wrong with this assumption. According to a study done by researchers at the University of British Columbia that surveyed 739 people in this pool were 315 asexual people. The asexual lot had 292 women and 59 men.
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This study revealed that almost half of asexual women and three quarters of asexual men fantasize about sex and even think about fetishes as well as BDSM as much as regular sexual people, reports Cheyenne MacDonald, DailyMail
These findings throws more light on the barely understood process of asexual people. Maybe their situation isn’t as bad as we thought.
By the results published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behaviour, it was revealed that a large amount of asexual men and women do experience sexual fantasies, they masturbate even when they do not have any sexual feelings towards other people. It was also revealed that fantasies amongst sexual and asexual participants overlap frequently.
They are also both likely to fantasize about BDSM and fetishes, the research found out. Also asexual people have higher chance of fantasizing about sexual activities that doesn’t involve them.
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Apparently, asexual people also imagine other people having sexual activities, and even enjoy watching other people enjoy their sexuality.
‘I don’t want to do anything sexual with any of the people I imagine, and by themselves, they don’t turn me on,’ a 32-year-old female respondent explained in the study.
‘I think it’s because I’m not capable of feeling sexual attraction or lust, so I mentally conjure up people who are and empathize with them.’
The asexual people are also less likely to fantasize about such topics like having an affair, or public acts of sex.
These individuals were also less likely to fantasize about topics such as group sex, public sex, or having an affair. They also tend to masturbate less than their sexual counterpart.
‘An asexual individual may not experience sexual attraction, but may nonetheless engage in sexual fantasy, perhaps to facilitate physiological sexual arousal and masturbation,' the authors wrote.
‘The sexual fantasies may not be reflections of innate sexual wants or desires.’