What are fantasies?

Many people think of fantasies as predominantly about sex. Fantasizing is actually the process of generating possible scenarios, usually related to the fulfillment of a desire. In reality, you have fantasies all the time about things that have nothing to do with sex. Any daydream about wanting to be in another place and time, or of goals coming true, is a fantasy. You might have a fantasy about a vacation, a better future, or space creatures from different planets hanging out in an intergalactic bar. If you're a person who has a rich inner world -- someone who can generate a lot of fantasies -- you'll find it hard to pay attention to the real world.

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