Fantasy is a powerful part of our sex lives. Whether it fuels our individual passions or becomes a part of our daily shenanigans, there are many ways to explore fantasy. There are also some fantasies we might want to leave alone. We'll explore this and more in this week's Sex Stories We Love.

Sharing Fantasies

How do you share your sexual fantasies with your partners? Sharing these types of thoughts and desires can be a tricky thing to navigate. Many of us have been taught to repress our needs and hopes for pleasure, often to appease the needs and hopes of our partners. Yet, there are many creative ways to bridge the two. Some people are good at talking about sex. Some people send messages. Some might explore through games. This visual idea to share sexual fantasies and then expand on them shared by Girl on the Net is a great way not only to explore each other’s sexy thoughts, but also to potentially expand on them. It would be foolish to think your partner is going to be into everything you share, but you never know. And you never know how hot the connecting of dots between you can be.

No Joystick Action

One realm of fantasy that grows ever more popular with each passing year is video games. Gaming is a huge industry that is rapidly becoming one of the top forms of entertainment. So, it stands to reason that adult and sex-oriented games would pop up sooner rather than later. Well, sex in video games has been around a long time. Who remembers "Leisure Suit Larry"? However, just as with movies and television, a lot of folks do not appreciate sex being included in gaming content, so huge game host Steam has recently removed a handful of games because of their sexual content. Now, you can still get on Steam and find all the violence, blood and war that you want, but sex? That’ll corrupt people terribly. Riiiight ...

Sex and Creativity

Creativity is one of the key components of sex - and one that can definitely play a huge part in the fantasies you imagine and then play out. Just the act of letting some sexual thoughts swirl around in your head, developing, transforming and growing is very creative. Whether you ever get to act them out is another thing, but just the fact that your mind went off on a sexy stroll helps you grow sexually. Understanding and accepting the sexual desires you imagine is a great way to be your best authentic self.

Legend or Letdown?

For many young people of past generations, the first time we got to live out the fantasy of seeing some full-on nudity was through magazines. It wasn’t as popular in films yet and, of course, the Internet was a far-off masturbatory dream. So there were magazines. And the one that started it all was Playboy. The passing of Hugh Hefner last week has opened a significant conversation on what Hefner’s legacy will be. Was he a champion of rights, both for women and wider civil rights? Was he a manipulative entrepreneur who hid behind a veil of sexual liberation to become immensely rich? Did he mistreat women or venerate them? Ultimately, as Maggie McMuffin writes, is Hugh Hefner a cautionary tale of ally worship? Whatever his legacy is to you, we should all read the full story, through many sources, to better understand who this man was.

Deflating Inflated Numbers

One type of legacy that Hugh Hefner embodied in his life is that of the dude who slept with a lot of women. A true Playboy, if you will. There are many male celebrities out there who lay claim to laying with lots of women throughout their lives. Some of these stories are believable and some are utterly preposterous. Really, Fidel Castro? Are you joking Ric Flair? Hearing these stories plays into a narrative that needs some refining. Boys are taught that they should be out there sexing it up with as many women as possible. This fantasy is pervasive throughout media. Is it a healthy narrative? Hey, I’m not slut shaming here, but these stories of prodigious men is far more connected to the fantasy of male as conqueror. And that’s the idea that needs some help.

Dildo Overboard

Finally, just who was living out their wildest fantasy of having a huge dildo party before dumping the toys in the sea? We many never know...