In my friday fantasy, I have an office and I have a job, a real job! (In my daily life I work as a freelancer from home). The office is not an office with glass walls like you see everywhere these days, but a more closed space. I’ve set up a new company and invited applicants. My only condition if you want to work for me is—yup, sorry—that you have to visit me every morning to sexually please me. Men, women, all employees. Every morning.
I am sitting at a big desk and the employees crawl under this desk when they come in. And they want to do this! They specifically want to work at my company so it’s not so boring to come to the office in the morning. “I get to please the boss every day! How wonderful!”
I do want to radiate egalitarianism and not privilege one employee over the other. If one employee leaves my office and another comes in, I want them to see each other.
In my imagination, I feel very generous. This is something I give to my employees. I am also available for interviews with journalists. They’ll say, “Gee, that’s a special way of working.” And then I tell them some very feminist argument for why I do this. You could also say it’s a rather colonial attitude to life. Because it’s totally imperialist to say, “I’m offering you something, come to me, this is going to help you.” But most of all, I feel generous.
About Yes Please!
All fantasies are literal transcriptions from real-life interviews. The “Yes Please!” project was initiated by Dutch researchers and authors Lucas De Man and Mariëlle de Goede. Inspired by the famous writer Nancy Friday, the Two set out to discover what people fantasize about today. They took a little caravan and converted into a recording study and stationed it at festivals, conferences, and other large gatherings to interview people from all walks of life. The result is the largest study of sexual fantasies in the Netherlands and Belgium, brought to you by a liberating book under the same name (currently only available in Dutch).