If there's something we know for absolute certain in life, it's that men think sex is more important than women do, correct? Going on music, movies, TV shows, social media, word of mouth, and pretty much every other pop culture source we have available, it's always been assumed as such, but a new survey by DazedDigital. On her mind: Are the cliches about men thinking about sex all the time incorrect? Credit: Getty Images. The survey, touted as the biggest, anonymous independent research on "digital youth" about sex ever, found that more women than men thought sex was essential, with bisexual and gay women making up the winning numbers. I think I need a lie down. Women think sex is more important than men? What will we find out next?
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We've all been told that men think about you-know-what far too often — every seven seconds, by some accounts. Most of us have entertained this idea for long enough to be sceptical. However, rather than merely wonder about whether this is true, stop for a moment to consider how you could — or could not — prove it. If we believe the stats, thinking about sex every seven seconds adds up to times an hour. Or approximately 7, times during each waking day. Is that a lot?
On average, Americans think about sex eight times a day, with men thinking about sex a little bit more frequently than women, nine times compared to seven, respectively. Americans also like to boast about their sexual adventures. While we sometimes tell people in a group, in general, we have multiple, distinct conversations with different folks about our sexual adventures likely embellishing the events from the night with each retelling. That means when you hook up with someone, your bestie Simon knows, so too does your roommate, Evan. Also you called you brother Alex to share with him, and last but not least, John from accounting got the details, too. Honestly though, I'm surprised roughly 1 in 5 men talk to their mom about their sex life; that's lot more than I would have guessed. At the end of the day, Americans seem open to discussing our personal sex lives with pretty much anyone who will listen.
A study conducted by psychologists at Ohio State University OSU reveals what most people probably already knew — men think about sex more than women. There were other thoughts that seemed to be on the minds of men more than women. In addition to sex, men thought about food and sleep with equal frequency. Likewise, women were less likely to occupy their mind with these topics. Researches asked college-aged women and college-aged men to carry around counters that would allow them to mark down every time they had a thought about sex. This method may prove more successful than other studies that have attempted to chart sex thoughts, as many previous research initiatives asked individuals to recall how often they thought about sex, rather than keep track in real-time. Though the average numbers showed that men had sex on the brain more than women, researchers were quick to point out that the numbers varied for individual participants. One man thought about sex times in one day, or every seconds during his waking hours. Contraceptives not only prevent unwanted pregnancy, they also protect individuals against sexually transmitted infections. People who are stressed out or anxious are much less likely to enjoy their sex lives and find it much more difficult to be satisfied in the bedroom.