Do Men Think about Sex All the Time?

One of the most commonly projected characteristics of men is the frequency at which they are thinking about sex. To create jokes and various funny moments, it is often shown in movies and series as if men are irremediably obsessed with sex and just can’t help thinking about it all the time. Due to the preservation of this conception, both on and off screen, it has become a belief for the overwhelming majority of people. However, it appears that it is not as true as many of us might think.Man thinking about sex

Some time ago a rumor appeared stating that men think about sex about 8 thousand times during the 16 hours of the day that they are awake. This equals to about one thought about sex every seven seconds! No matter how ridiculous this seems, not only many people accepted it as a valid research result, but also some men start questioning their masculinity since they are clearly not having thoughts about sex that often. Thankfully, a new valid study is here to restore the truth about this subject.

It was conducted by a research team from Ohio University in order to find out how often both men and women think about sex on a daily basis. It included 283 people in total, all of them college students. 120 of them were men and the rest were women.

Just like everyone would expect, men think about sex way more than women - in fact, twice as much -but not at the ridiculous rates mentioned earlier. According to the results, the highest number of sexual thoughts for men was 388 per day while the respective “high score” for women was 140. And keep in mind that those were extreme results that only a few participants showed.

But this is not the only section men win at. The same study revealed that they also think more often about eating and sleeping even though the difference there is not that high. So, one conclusion that can be derived from this research is that men are more psychologically “attached” to their biological activities than women.

The significance of such studies is huge since they not only try to detect and map the differences between the ways men and women think but they also attempt to decode the psychological and emotional functions of the human brain. It is very early to have any solid evidence, but in the near future, psychologists may be able to understand a lot of things about a person's character or behavior based on how frequently or how rarely certain thoughts are created in their brains.