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Fantasizing Really Can Increase
Your Sexual Experience

In the middle of a great lovemaking session, you suddenly realize your partner is not sharing your rhythm, the ecstatic pitch. You feel he isn’t so into you in that moment of extreme physical intimacy.

Is-he thinking-of-someone-else or he-doesn’t-find-me-sexually-attractive-anymore kind of thoughts cloud your mind instantly. Mostly women are able to sense this sudden change in their spouse’s body language while in the act. For them, it is an excruciatingly frustrating experience which leads them to see sexologists, make amends to their lifestyle, and read up on how to be desirable again.

But what exactly triggers sexual fantasies while having sex? Does it spell doom for a relationship? Is dissatisfaction a plausible reason or another myth? Here are some interesting finding...

Craving for raw sex
‘As dirty as can get’ maybe the way your guy wants it, but is apprehensive to spell it out to you. He wants basic sex similar to that in porn flicks and thinks he would put a dampener by even suggesting the idea. Your partner may harbour fantasies about having steamy romp while doing the physical act with you. Says Dr. S.K Sharma, clinical psychologist and lifestyle advisor, “For some it is to add thrill, while for others it adds novelty value.” Though he feels that lack of fulfillment in a relationship or partner’s attractiveness may play a role, but mostly it is a person’s own desire to feel stimulated.

Fantasizing about celebs

“I have often fantasized about having sex with Marilyn Monroe and Pamela Anderson,” reveals Prateek (name changed), a banker. But he maintains that such thoughts are only restricted to masturbation, and not while making out with his girlfriend. Agrees Dr. Sharma, “It is but natural for some to fantasize about celebrities, though there are others who fantasize about someone known.” Scantily clad models or the girl from the last porn movie could be on his mind while making love to you; it excites him to perform better and feel fully aroused. “If taken in a positive sense it can enhance your sex life and the relationship as well. In fact, it is a safe way of sexual release and even emotional satisfaction,” he adds.

Foreplay and a big orgasm
Foreplay may not top the chart of many. It is possible that your partner is too tired for foreplay and just wants an orgasm before retiring for the day. This happens to couples with kids or the ones running a very stressful routine at work. In such a scenario, the more active sex partner finds a vent to his suppressed desires by way of fantasies. Lust for a bigger orgasm also drives one to indulge in sexual fantasies. Believes Dr. Rajendra Barve, psychologist, “A person resorts to fantasies when he is trying to satisfy his partner, and the partner is not sufficiently enthused. This can bring about a disconnect in their most intimate moment. However, there is no harm in fantasizing about people at random. Only when the fantasies revolve around a certain, known person is there a reason to worry.”

Dr. Barve shares with us a very curious case he’d handled many years back. It was about a married lady who suspected something amiss in her sexual companionship with her husband. “And one day he cried out a name while having sex with her. It turned out to be the name of her sister, and as fate would have it her husband was having a secret liaison with the sister-in-law,” says he.

Experimentation, a ‘no-no’!

Often when couples have been together for a longish period, they get used to each other’s sexual needs and habits. And ‘experimentation’ becomes a dreaded word. They follow a routine without even sparing a thought towards a revamped sex life. Some think the easiest way out is to succumb to sexual fantasies while engaged in a physical act with their partners. But Dr. Madhumati Singh, senior psychologist, thinks fantasizing is the sign of a healthy, creative mind. “A lot of them fantasize about having sex with a virgin. It is apparently a great turn on. A lot of happy couples find bliss in fantasizing,” she shares. So much so, she even feels that harbouring thoughts of another person while having sex doesn’t in any way strain a relationship. She is, however, quick to add, “Thoughts take you where horses can’t fly, but after that it is again back to the real world.”

Lingerie love
A woman’s way of dressing up plays a huge role in giving men an arousal. No matter how traditional his outlook, he’d want his partner to look hot and sexy in bed. Tease him by donning sensual reveal-all, black lace lingerie, and he will not be able to keep his hands off you. It is a truly erotic, and of course, pragmatic way of getting your man’s attention and not letting it waver! But there are few who take this obsession for a sexy-looking partner to a new level. Explains Dr. Barve, “I once heard from a married couple who were not able to sexually satisfy each other. Her husband was completely taken in by yesteryear dancing queen, Helen, and wanted a piece of her in his wife. He even went to the extent of dressing her up in feathery, revealing outfits before seducing her to bed. Unfortunately, such an arrangement didn’t work for very long, and the wife eventually got tired of the role play.”

Then, what is the right proportion of fantasy and reality in a relationship?

As Dr. Madhumati rightly sums it up, “Just reality gives you 5-out-of-10 level of satisfaction in a relationship, but fantasizing about a beautiful sexual experience can make it 7 out of 10!”

May 7, 2010


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