How Often Do Men Think About Sex, Really?

Originally published on December 14, 2011, on bedsider.org

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 hourónot 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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Originally published on bedsider.org.

406 comments

David C
David C7 hours ago

way more than I should according to my wife

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Steven W
Steven W8 days ago

Thank you. That was an interesting study.

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David C
David C18 days ago

thanks

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Tania N
Tania N19 days ago

Thanks for sharing.

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Carl R
Carl R20 days ago

thanks!!!

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Niki M
Niki M22 days ago

My BF thinks about it 24/7.. Thanks great page

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Vincent T
Vincent T24 days ago

thanks

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Lisa M
Lisa M28 days ago

Noted.

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Lisa M
Lisa M28 days ago

Noted.

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Eric L
Eric Labout a month ago

About every 3 to 5 minutes for me, LOL. I'm serious, and maybe I am an outlier, but it's been like this all my 54 years so far.

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