In her study , sociologist Beth Eck asked a group of heterosexual men and women to look at photographs of unclothed people. She found that when participants observed nudes of conventionally attractive women, men felt aroused, while women tended to compare themselves and feel inadequate. Though those two words get thrown around frequently these days, the concept originally referred to a heterosexual way of looking that empowers men and objectifies women. Women watch themselves being looked at.
Sexual fantasies are kind of like handbags: no matter how many are hanging in your closet, you usually end up sticking with the same one. Now that I've exhausted that analogy, let me tell you where I'm going with it: So that you and, let's be honest, me can update your fantasy collection, I asked women which fantasies get them to the finish line without fail. Jessica O'Reilly tells Bustle.