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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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2:48AM PDT on Apr 12, 2014

lovely art skills

12:57AM PDT on Apr 11, 2014

Great work

12:25AM PDT on Apr 11, 2014

very nice t

4:43AM PDT on Apr 4, 2014

great thank you

5:38AM PDT on Apr 2, 2014

Thats about Right. lol ..its something to be enjoyed any time of day..with your mate if you can?..Or any long as it is safe..I feel it keeps you younger in every way.

9:56PM PDT on Mar 15, 2014

Every hour or so seems reasonable, if not a little conservative. I could believe that my female partners think about sex about half as often as I do, so that sounds reasonable, too.

9:21PM PDT on Mar 15, 2014

Oh yes quite a lot .

12:41PM PDT on Mar 11, 2014

i'm sorry, er, what's the subject? i was a little preoccupied with..., well, nevermind

11:26AM PST on Mar 4, 2014

Interesting post. Thanks.

1:51AM PST on Feb 21, 2014

Thanks for sharing

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