Is it normal to soothe yourself by pretending to be someone else?
I have this whole second life in my mind, based upon what I know about someone else's. I started recreating known experiences of this person, and added some made up (but oft-repeated) scenarios. I go through them when I'm trying to sleep, or I'm bored, or to calm myself when I'm anxious. Sometimes it's every day, sometimes, I'll go months without it. It's not sexual, and it only happens in my mind. The person in question is a long dead celebrity.