Well, I wasn't going to blog this, because it's got nothing directly to do with speech and language. But it does have to do with rhetoric, and with the use of authoritative-sounding assertions backed up by empty references to scientific studies, a topic that we've been featuring recently. And several readers have asked me about it, based on my earlier posts about the " emerging science of sex differences ".
A sexual fantasy or erotic fantasy is a mental image or pattern of thought that stirs a person's sexuality and can create or enhance sexual arousal. Anything that may give rise to a sexual arousal may also produce a sexual fantasy, and sexual arousal may in turn give rise to fantasies. Sexual fantasies are nearly universal,  being reported in many societies across the globe.
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Do men think about sex every seven seconds? Probably not. But rather than wonder about whether this is true, Tom Stafford asks how on earth you can actually prove it or not.
Not every person experiences sexual desire; those who do not experience it may be labelled asexual. Sexual desire can be spontaneous or responsive. The sexual desire spectrum is described by Stephen B.
Please take this quick survey to tell us about what happens after you publish a paper. Archives of Sexual Behavior. The frequency of sexual imagery outside of sexual behavior was assessed.
No one sums up the opposing attitudes of what constitutes a healthy, normal sex drive better than Woody Allen. But more on that later. What is less understood is the shifting matrix of biological, psychological and social factors that influence it. Testosterone is the key hormone controlling sex drive in men and women, but excessive work hours, lack of sleep, depleted energy levels or too much alcohol also have adverse impacts.
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