Budget Van Insurance has commissioned new research to reveal the nation's favourite sexual fantasies - although it sadly makes no reference to insurers or brokers.

Ladies are hot for firemen, featuring in 47% of their fantasies, followed by soldiers (28%). Powerful businessmen score an impressive 27% (so maybe all is not lost for the insurance industry).

Professions most likely to put a dampener on a night of passion for women include politicians and milkmen.

Men appear to be suckers for a uniform. Their fantasy favourites are nurses (54%), maids (44%) and air hostesses (40%). Traffic wardens score poorly on the 'phwoar' factor, receiving 6.5% of the male vote.

Maybe their fondness for uniform will provoke a spot of role play; broker by day, beefy fireman by night?