Men think of sex 19 times a day

And women think about food more than they think about sex, researchers at Ohio State University have found.

For their study, the researchers carried out an experiment on young adult men and women and found that men think about sex an average of 19 times a day, the equivalent of once every 50 minutes.

However some of the men in the study recorded 388 thoughts of sex in a day. Men also think about food 18 times a day and think of sleep around 11 times a day, the study found.

In contrast, women only think about sex 10 times a day, less than the 15 times a day they think about food. And, for women, sleep crops up 8.5 times a day. The most any woman thought about sex in the research was 140 times a day.

The study has showed that men are more concerned, in general, about their biological needs which include sex, food and sleep, the ‘Daily Express’ reported.

They checked 163 female and 120 male students by putting them through a series of written tests followed by a “clicker” to tally their thoughts on food, sex or sleep. Those who were deemed as most comfortable about their sexuality were the ones who thought about sex the most.

Professor Terri Fisher, who led the study, said: “Frequency of thinking about sex is related to variables beyond one’s biological sex. It’s amazing the way people will spout off these fake statistics that men think about sex nearly constantly and so much more often than women do.”

The findings are to be published in an upcoming issue of the ‘Journal of Sex Research’.

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