There’s not much difference between sexual and romantic thoughts.
Both involve fantasizing.
Adolescents fantasize about a lot of things as do people of all ages.
Is it always about sex or romance? No.
I wanted to travel in the TARDIS with Doctor Who. I also was strongly encouraged to french kiss a girl at 15 that I met on the CB Radio. Tammy “T-Bo”. I went along with it. Wasn’t my thing.
Was I thinking about sex at 15? Likely sometimes. All the time? No.
But I probably fit the nerd category: When I was 13/14, I found the Kinsey books on “Sexual Behavior of the Human Male” and “Sexual Behavior of the Human Female” in the library and read the statistics on all the different normals.
Hid each of them as I went to the cubicle to read them. And yes, I read them.
So, curious? Sure. Fantasizing? Yeah. But did I *want it*? Not really. When I *did* have traditional sex (rather than ‘play’) I found the whole experience hysterically funny and nothing like either the movies that horrified sex or the movies that glorified sex, or the movies that glorified romance had me led to believe. Never could take the experience seriously at any times I’ve had it. Spent the whole time trying not to laugh.