November 29, 2011

'Men Think About Sex All Day' Stereotype Debunked

Ohio State Univ., The Ohio State University


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Men may think about sex more often than women do, but a new study suggests that men also think about other biological needs, such as eating and sleep, more frequently than women do, as well.

And the research discredits the persistent stereotype that men think about sex every seven seconds, which would amount to more than 8,000 thoughts about sex in 16 waking hours. In the study, the median number of young men’s thought about sex stood at almost 19 times per day. Young women in the study reported a median of nearly 10 thoughts about sex per day.

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TAGGED: Thinking, Sexuality, Men, Stereotypes

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