Understanding Expressed Desire

Project Team: Martin Seehuus, Joey Button (’17), Emily Eslinger (’18), Rachel Copulsky (’16), Rubby Paulino (’18), Kaitlyn Kuvalanka (’17)

About: Understanding Expressed Desire captures and analyzes pre-existing online sexual fantasies which were posted, read, and rated anonymously on websites dedicated to the sharing of such stories. This project has resulted in the following publications and presentations:

Seehuus, M., Stanton, A., Handy, A. (2019). On the content of real-world sexual fantasy: Results from a massive online studyArchives of Sexual Behavior, 48,725-737.

Seehuus, M., Handy, A., Stanton, A. (2017, May).  The Themes and structure of sexual fantasy. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

Seehuus, M. Handy, A., Stanton, A. (2020). Change in the popularity of transgressive content in written erotica between 2000 and 2016. The Journal of Sex Research, 1-8.