We all know the stereotype that men think about sex 24/7. But is there any truth to it? Researchers sought to find that out in a recent study that looked at how many times men — and women — thought about sex in a typical day. And that urban legend that men think about sex every seven seconds? Well, it didn't really hold up.
In fact, according to the study that was published in The Journal of Sex Research
, men do think about sex more than women, but not by much. Researchers learned that, on average, men think about sex 19 times a day. The average women thinks about sex 10 times a day. If a man did think about sex every seven seconds, his number would be 8,000+ times a day, just during his 16 waking hours, according to WebMD
Other findings from the study? Well, there was quite a bit of variability between different people. While some thought about sex only a handful of times a day, others (both men and women) thought about it 100 times a day or more. Also, researchers noted that the more comfortable someone was with his or her sexuality, the more likely they were to think about sex.
Interesting stuff! How often do you think your man thinks about sex? Is it more than you do?
Jennipher Walters is the CEO and co-founder of the healthy living websites FitBottomedGirls.com and FitBottomedMamas.com. A certified personal trainer, lifestyle and weight management coach and group exercise instructor, she also holds an MA in health journalism and regularly writes about all things fitness and wellness for various online publications.