Inferring Sexually Deviant Behavior From Corresponding Fantasies

  title={Inferring Sexually Deviant Behavior From Corresponding Fantasies},
  author={Kevin M. Williams and Barry S. Cooper and Teresa Howell and John C. Yuille and Delroy L. Paulhus},
  journal={Criminal Justice and Behavior},
  pages={198 - 222}
There is widespread concern that deviant sexual fantasies promote corresponding behaviors. The authors investigated whether that concern is valid in nonoffender samples. Self-reports of nine deviant sexual fantasies and behaviors were compared in two samples of male undergraduates. In Study 1, 95% of respondents reported experiencing at least one sexually deviant fantasy, and 74% reported engaging in at least one sexually deviant behavior. The correlations were all positive and averaged .44… 

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