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  •  It's the same old Oedipal thing. (3+ / 0-)
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    DrTerwilliker, Drobin, ten canvassers

    When you're young, parental figures are 'authority' who control almost every aspect of your life.  Pulling a parent, even somebody else's, into such a fantasy is a way to alter the power balance between the old and the young, at a time in which the adolescent is seeking to alter their status in the world from child to adult.  To bring the adolescent more from a subservient position into an equal status.

    Plus, of course, it's easier to imagine that you might be able to enter into some sort of intimate encounter with someone you know well, simply because you do know them.  You can fantasize about some celebrity or porn star or whatever, but there's no real depth to such fantasies, it's just one dimensional, because you have no real idea how they might actually react to various non-sexual parts of that daydream.

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