Consider the idea that men focus more on the subject than women.
A new study challenges the generalized idea that men’s minds are preoccupied with one issue: sex.
Research in college age cohorts suggests that while men think more about sex than women, it is only 19 times a day, compared to 10 times a day for women.
The results seem to refute the common idea that men think about sex every seven seconds, which will reach more than 8,000 ideas of sex in 16 hours of surveillance, researchers at Ohio State University said.
“It’s amazing how people should publish these false statistics that men think more about sex than women,” said lead author Terry Fisher, a professor of psychology in a university press release. “When a man hears such a statement, he may think that something is wrong with him because he does not spend a lot of time thinking about sex.When you hear that, if you spend a lot of time thinking about sex, you may think there is something wrong with them.”
The study also found that men spend more time than women thinking about other biological needs, such as food and sleep.
The study included 163 female students and 120 university students aged 18 to 25 who recorded their thoughts on sex, sleep and food for a week.
The frequency of ideas about sex varied widely among individuals and individual women, between one and 388 thoughts per day among men, and between one and 140 times a day among women.
“For women, this is a broader range than many people expected, and there were no women who did not report zero ideas a day, so women also think about sex,” Fisher said.
The researchers also found that a person’s comfort in sex life was the best indicator of sex in the brain more frequently.
“If you have to know one thing about someone to predict how many times you think about sex, it’s better to know your emotional orientation towards sex, rather than whether you are men or women,” Fisher said. .
“The repeated thought about sex is linked to variables beyond biological sex,” he added.
Fisher and his colleagues discovered that men think about food about 18 times a day and sleep approximately 11 times a day. The women thought about 15 times a day and slept 8.5 times a day.
“Because we examined those other types of ideas about need, we found that there did not seem to be gender differences only with respect to gender ideas, but also with respect to ideas about sleep and food,” Fisher said.
This indicates that men may have more of these ideas than women or have an easier time to identify them. It is difficult to know, but what is clear is that it is not sex that only spends more time thinking, but other issues related to their biological needs, too “.