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 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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Tanya W6 days ago


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Melissa DogLover
Melissa DogLover1 months ago

this is one thnig I'm perfectly OK with just not knowing [or caring] about! LOL

Lindsay K
Lindsay Kemp2 months ago

Thanks for sharing

Chad A
Chad Anderson2 months ago

All I know is enough to be too much of a distraction...

Carole R
Carole R2 months ago

Thanks for posting.

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Ana V
Ana V√°quez2 months ago

very interesting

lisbett C
lisbett C2 months ago

Well, I do think that as we get older this frequency might change with our hormonal levels. I also have a theory that one of the reasons that men think about sex more often is that they are constantly "handling" them selves whenever they pee. How can it not cross their minds?:))