CBS What are men always thinking about? A surprising new study suggests it's more than just sex. It's been estimated that men think about sex every seven seconds - or 8, times in 16 waking hours. To put that theory to the test, researchers enlisted female and male college students. All were given handheld tally counters, and 59 students were asked to track thoughts and cravings about food, 61 tracked sleep thoughts, and tracked sexual thoughts of any kind.
Here's How Often Men and Women Really Think About Sex
How Often Do Men and Women Think about Sex ?
You've probably heard the old adage that men sit around all day thinking about sex. The popular myth says it's once every seven seconds, to be exact. If you take the number of seconds in an hour 3, and divide it by 7, that works out to roughly sex thoughts—just in an hour! Seems like a lot. So how often do people really think about sex? Though the "once every seven seconds" notion seems impossible to prove or disprove, researchers have actually taken a stab at it multiple times. In , a research team based out of Ohio State University conducted a study to keep track of how often a sample of college students thought about sex, food, and sleep throughout a week.
Posted by: Dr. Justin D'Arienzo, Psy. How often do men and women think about sex? As you can imagine, sex is a frequent topic for couples.
It's a stat that gets bounced around as e-mail-forward wisdom: men think about sex every seven seconds. Even when the idea lacks this mythical specificity and grandiosity that's 7, times a day! And so, it is possible to attach all kinds of bogus statistics to the feeling that men are sex-crazed pigs. But the actual number of times that men think about sex in a day is not clear-cut in scientific research.