Gender, Sex Ed

Sexual Fantasies About Body Fluids: How Many People Have Them?

January 7, 2019 by Justin Lehmiller

The human body produces a number of different fluids—and those fluids represent a sexual turn-on for some people. From semen and sweat to blood and breast milk, almost any body fluid you can think of has the potential to become a source of sexual arousal. But just how many people are turned on by each fluid? I explored this question in the data I collected for my book Tell Me What You Want. I surveyed more than 4,000 Americans about their sexual fantasies and, among other things, I asked participants whether they had ever fantasized about several different body fluids.

I compiled the data in the infographic below, which looks at the number of self-identified men and women who reported having ever had each type of body fluid fantasy. When reviewing the numbers, be mindful of the caveats listed at the bottom of the infographic. To learn more about our sex fantasies, including where they come from and what they mean, check out Tell Me What You Want.


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Dr. Justin Lehmiller
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Dr. Justin Lehmiller is a social psychologist and Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute. He runs the Sex and Psychology blog and podcast and is author of the popular book Tell Me What You Want. Dr. Lehmiller is an award-winning educator, and a prolific researcher who has published more than 50 academic works.

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