Objectification: Male & Female Fantasies
Some guys complain that they want to be objectified, too!
Judging from research at the University of Montréal, men may want to be objectified more than women do.
The researchers asked men and women to rank 55 fantasies and describe their personal favorite. The average age of respondents was 30, and 85% were straight, 3.6% were gay/lesbian and the rest were none of the above.
Findings? Below are the percentage of women and men who have had each fantasy:
Does being naked turn you on?
Women are more likely to be portrayed as sex objects these days. But it looks like they aren’t too keen on being naked in public.
That sort of thing is a bit more appealing to guys:
Showing myself naked, or partially naked in a public space
Women 17, Men 23
Both men and women can get turned on by fantasies of watching someone undress, without their knowing about it. But men are twice as likely to find this arousing:
Watching someone undress without their knowing
Women 32, Men 63
Men like breasts, big and small
Also, rumor has it that guys get turned on by ginormous breasts. And the rumor seems to be true, with a large percentage of men having had fantasies about just that. Women are much less interested in enormous boobs:
Having sex with a women with very large breasts
Women 19, Men 69
Still, more than half of men have also fantasized about sex with women with very small breasts. Again, women not so much:
Having sex with a women with very small breasts
Women 11, Men 52
Wearing clothing of the opposite sex is a turn on?
I also found it interesting that nearly equal numbers of men and women got sexually aroused by fantasies of wearing the clothing of the opposite sex — but percentages were low for everyone:
Wearing clothing associated with the opposite sex
Women 7, Men 10
Since women are the sex objects of our culture, plenty of their clothing is considered sexy: bras, panties, low cut blouses, garter belts. It’s actually a common fetish of transvestites, who are typically straight men. By wearing women’s bras and panties they transform into sex objects, themselves, and become self-arousing.
So what’s up with women? How turned on can you get by donning boxers? Or a suit and tie? Doesn’t seem all that seductive! Not like bras and garter belts. Maybe a power suit feels sexy? Or maybe a woman fantasizes about wearing her boyfriend’s football jersey while they have sex? Hmmm, that seems sexy.
Expectations and surprises
Some of this data completely meet expectations. But some are surprising. Men are more likely than women to get turned on by fantasies of being naked in public? A fair number of women get turned on at the thought of secretly watching people get undressed? … Who’d a thunk?
Posted on March 7, 2016, in men, objectification, psychology, sex and sexuality, women and tagged men, objectification, psychology, sex, sex survey, sexuality, women. Bookmark the permalink. 37 Comments.