Left-wingers and right-wingers have VERY different sexual fantasies

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Sarah Palin, US vice presidential candidate (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Sarah Palin, US vice presidential candidate (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Left-wingers and right-wingers tend to fantasise about rather different things, a new study found – and the fantasies seem to reflect their politics.

Researchers Justin Lehmiller of Ball State University, Indiana asked 4,175 adults (who identified as Democrat or Republican supporters) what they fantasised about.

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Republican supporters (right-wingers, broadly speaking) tended to fantasise about infidelity – such as watching a partner have sex with someone else.

Democrat supporters (left-wingers, broadly speaking) tended to fantasise about bondage and BDSM, IFLScience reported.

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Lehmiller believes the fantasies reflect people’s respective taboos – ie straying from the Republican ideal of the nuclear family, and going against the idea of equality, a Democratic ideal, via dominance and control.

The research also found that Sarah Palin was the most widely fantasised-about politician in America – and that her appeal straddled both parties.

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