Role of Fantasy in Pair-Bonding and Erotic Performance

  • John Money
Part of the Perspectives in Sexuality book series (Persp. Sex.)


Erotic fantasy is dangerous. Less than three centuries ago, rendered guilty by accusation and tortured into falsely confessing an erotic fantasy of adultery with the devil, you could have been burned at the stake. The aftermath of the Inquisition is still with us. It is manifest in today’s residual ecclesiastical taboo on masturbation with its accompanying erotic fantasy as either morally degenerate or morally harmful. It shapes today’s legal policy by which creators and merchants of erotic fantasy in print or on film are classified, not exactly as devil-possessed, but as moral degenerates or pornographers, for which they are prosecuted and persecuted.


Premature Ejaculation Body Awareness Acceptive Phase Psychic Distance Erotic Arousal 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Money
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  1. 1.USA

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