Purpose of Review The purpose of this review is to summarize the current knowledge around sexual desire, fantasies, and related biopsychosocial factors that may facilitate or obstruct sexual expressions in lesbian women and gay men. Recent Findings Sexual desire levels and related problems do not seem significantly different in people who identify as gay or lesbian compared to their heterosexual counterparts. Evidence has shown lesbian women and gay men may have specific desire expressions and biopsychosocial factors influencing their sexual health. This may suggest the importance of deepening the understanding of the unique factors of LGBT+ sexuality and relationships while paying attention to the sociocultural background in which lesbian and gay people grow and develop their identities. Summary A lack of specific and unbiased literature on sexual desire and fantasies in gay and lesbian people is reported. Available evidence is controversial and often biased. LG people showed a variety of sexual expressions that are hard to categorize referring to the heteronormative sexual standards that permeate literature and clinical practice. Implications for future research and clinical practice are discussed.

Sexual desire and fantasies in the LGBT+ community: focus on lesbian women and gay men / Nimbi, FILIPPO MARIA; Ciocca, Giacomo; Limoncin, Erika; Fontanesi, Lilybeth; Batuhan Uysal, Ünal; Flinchum, Matthew; Tambelli, Renata; Angelo Jannini, Emmanuele; Simonelli, Chiara. - In: CURRENT SEXUAL HEALTH REPORTS. - ISSN 1548-3584. - 12:3(2020), pp. 153-161. [10.1007/s11930-020-00263-7]

Sexual desire and fantasies in the LGBT+ community: focus on lesbian women and gay men

Filippo Maria Nimbi
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Giacomo Ciocca;Erika Limoncin;Lilybeth Fontanesi;Renata Tambelli;Chiara Simonelli
2020

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Purpose of Review The purpose of this review is to summarize the current knowledge around sexual desire, fantasies, and related biopsychosocial factors that may facilitate or obstruct sexual expressions in lesbian women and gay men. Recent Findings Sexual desire levels and related problems do not seem significantly different in people who identify as gay or lesbian compared to their heterosexual counterparts. Evidence has shown lesbian women and gay men may have specific desire expressions and biopsychosocial factors influencing their sexual health. This may suggest the importance of deepening the understanding of the unique factors of LGBT+ sexuality and relationships while paying attention to the sociocultural background in which lesbian and gay people grow and develop their identities. Summary A lack of specific and unbiased literature on sexual desire and fantasies in gay and lesbian people is reported. Available evidence is controversial and often biased. LG people showed a variety of sexual expressions that are hard to categorize referring to the heteronormative sexual standards that permeate literature and clinical practice. Implications for future research and clinical practice are discussed.
2020
Lesbian; gay; sexual desire; sexual fantasy; sexual orientation; sex positive
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Sexual desire and fantasies in the LGBT+ community: focus on lesbian women and gay men / Nimbi, FILIPPO MARIA; Ciocca, Giacomo; Limoncin, Erika; Fontanesi, Lilybeth; Batuhan Uysal, Ünal; Flinchum, Matthew; Tambelli, Renata; Angelo Jannini, Emmanuele; Simonelli, Chiara. - In: CURRENT SEXUAL HEALTH REPORTS. - ISSN 1548-3584. - 12:3(2020), pp. 153-161. [10.1007/s11930-020-00263-7]
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