How often do men think about sex?

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-06-2007
How often do men think about sex?
34
Sun, 12-11-2011 - 10:49am

I ran across an interesting article on Snopes (the urban legend debunking site): http://www.snopes.com/science/stats/thinksex.asp.

It basically says that the popular expression, "On average, men think about sex every seven seconds," is a lie. It claims that the number is between once and 388 times a day, with a median of

Pages

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-31-2005
Sun, 12-11-2011 - 12:32pm
I think about sex just once a day...but I hold that thought

---------------------------------------------------

FREE TIBET! *

* - with the purchase of one Tibet of equal or greater value

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-12-2004
Sun, 12-11-2011 - 9:30pm

I'd say it only adds to the confusion. Thinking about something 'between 1 and 140 times a day' is meaningless. That is such a disparity it ain't even worth a second thought to me.

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-10-2009
Mon, 12-12-2011 - 5:19am

I'm going to get to work beating that 388.

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-30-2010
Mon, 12-12-2011 - 7:24am

I find the study in itself slightly questionable, but most of all I wonder what merit it has. As mentioned by others, merely thinking about sex says very little about people's interest in it.

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-10-2009
Mon, 12-12-2011 - 8:16am

Yep, 426 and counting.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-31-2010
Mon, 12-12-2011 - 8:42am

I am LL and I think about sex quite frequently, but it's different than the "thinking" about sex that my DH does all day.

Avatar for holdingontoit
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-02-2004
Mon, 12-12-2011 - 2:54pm
I agree with the idea that the range is so broad it makes any discussion of "normal" meaningless, except to say that pretty much any amount is normal for lots of people.

When you see it coming, duck!

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-21-2003
Mon, 12-12-2011 - 4:04pm
<>

Very true. Also, if people are self-reporting their thoughts about sex (and I can't think of how else the study might be conducted), the fact that they're participating in a study would undoubtedly influence their thinking patterns.

F.
iVillage Member
Registered: 12-10-2009
Tue, 12-13-2011 - 5:57am

1,632.

Do I get a prize?

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-12-2004
Tue, 12-13-2011 - 4:04pm

"1,632.

Do I get a prize?"

Pages