Of course, this is true of any sexual encounter—you never have to do anything you're uncomfortable with, even if you've already started—but it can be helpful to reiterate so that everyone is safe and on the same page.
In short, about a million different fantasies exist, and anything safe and consensual is a-okay to explore.
In both studies, we found that perceiving partners as valued mates predicted desire for these partners, which, in turn, predicted engagement in behaviors that help promote relationship well-being behaving positively toward partners and sacrificing for them.
Even merely fantasizing about having sex with current partners predicts actual engagement in behaviors that improve the relationship, such as expressing love for the partners or complimenting them 4 Read more.
Feel and show them respect.
Remember, fantasies are normal and healthy.