Women's Erotic Rape Fantasies: An Evaluation of Theory and Research

@article{Critelli2008WomensER,
  title={Women's Erotic Rape Fantasies: An Evaluation of Theory and Research},
  author={Joseph W. Critelli and Jenny M. Bivona},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={45},
  pages={57 - 70}
}
This article is the first systematic review of the research literature on women's rape fantasies. Current research indicates that between 31% and 57% of women have fantasies in which they are forced into sex against their will, and for 9% to 17% of women these are a frequent or favorite fantasy experience. Erotic rape fantasies are paradoxical: they do not appear to make sense. Why would a person have an erotic and pleasurable fantasy about an event that, in real life, would be abhorrent and… Expand

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