Beating Fantasy

According to Sigmund Freud, a beating fantasy is a child’s conscious daydream of being physically beaten by the opposite sex parent. In Freud’s paper, “ A Child is Being Beaten’, he narrated that there are more girls who experience this and most adults with hysteria or obsessional neurosis reported beating fantasies. This is also defined as the sexual arousal derived from fantasizing about being physically punished such as being whipped. Hence, beating fantasy may be an antecedent of masochistic or sadomasochistic behavior.

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