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How Often Do Men Think About Sex, Really?

How Often Do Men Think About Sex, Really?

Originally published on December 14, 2011, on

Ever wonder where the claim that men think about sex every seven seconds came from? It’s so widely known that Snopes has debunked it and we can assure you it’s not based on scientific research. A study from an Ohio State University shows that the real number is more like every 4,275 seconds, or about once an hour—not so different from how often women in the study thought about sex (about once every two hours). Men in the study were also more likely than women to think about other physical desires, including sleep and eating.

As if this study weren’t awesome enough already, it also looked at whether men were more likely than women to report thinking about sex simply because it’s such a common and accepted stereotype about them. Sure enough, the study found that gender had less to do with how often people thought about sex than whether they felt positive about sex in general. In other words, the more positively men and women felt about sex, the more they thought about it. The study also found that women who were more concerned about what their peers thought of them reported thinking about sex less often (no difference for men in that department). Apparently sometimes quality and quantity do go hand in hand. Now go think about something sexy. [Medical Express]

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12:34AM PDT on Jul 16, 2014


12:13AM PDT on Jul 16, 2014

fantabulous stuff

12:12PM PDT on Jul 15, 2014

Lone W.,

That is a great point, I could not agree more with you! Unless I have received stimuli about sex Or Attractive Female(s), then I am too busy with other equally stimulating activities.

12:09PM PDT on Jul 15, 2014

Realism from Science, instead of sellers of sex & products, is not it so nice?!

11:49AM PDT on Jul 15, 2014

Thanks, I think. ;-]

12:30AM PDT on Jul 13, 2014

hahahahaha.gud one $$

11:32PM PDT on Jul 12, 2014

Thank you for this useful article :)

3:27AM PDT on Jul 7, 2014


12:24PM PDT on Jul 5, 2014

way too often.......way more than I should or could.......who cares, just give me the 20 points.......

3:12AM PDT on Jul 2, 2014

I want the butterfly points so I can offset my carbon footprint. Then I can drive to the office of Dr Ruth and ask her why I don't think about sex all day long.

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