Men think about sex (and other biological needs) a lot

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 sleeping, more frequently than women do.

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 ten thoughts about sex per day.

As a group, the men also thought about food almost 18 times per day and sleep almost 11 times per day, compared to women’s median number of thoughts about eating and sleep, at nearly 15 times and about 8 ½ times, respectively.

Read more at Ohio State University