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Question re: Sex in Fanfiction

Why are people so preoccupied with reading and writing about sex in fanfiction?  (Or is this like asking why the sky's blue? *g*)

I'm questioning, not judging.  Before anyone gets offended, I'm not saying there's anything wrong with having sex, reading about sex, or writing about sex.  That would make me quite the hypocrite, given that I've done all of the above.  I do feel like there's a certain preoccupation with it in fanfic, though, and I don't know if that's simply a reflection of broader society, a result of people not having a satisfactory amount/kind of sex in their non-reading lives, a result of sex just being a powerful human drive, a side effect of the characters not knocking boots in the source material, or something else entirely. 

What's driving this?  Got a theory?  You can always comment anonymously if you're feeling shy.

*makd, my dear, have your fandom studies shed any light on this?
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