For years, men have always been thought to think about sex significantly more than women. In fact, the “statistic” stated that guys think about it every seven seconds. Unfortunately for gentlemen, they will no longer be able to use this excuse as an explanation for “promiscuous” behavior.
Ohio State University has released the results of a new study showing that college-age men actually only think about sex an average of 19 times a day. As for the ladies, we come in at around 10 times a day, which sorrrrrrt of seems surprisingly low.
Slate’s J. Bryon Lowder offered the following reasoning behind the study:
“The lead author on the study, Dr. Terri Fisher, explained that the impetus for the research was partly to dispense with the notion that men are slaves to their more carnal instincts, as well as to show that women aren’t so innocent, either.”
The problem with these dated assumptions is that they make both men and women question themselves for not fitting to their statistic. Men feel weird for not thinking about sex as much as they think other men do and meanwhile, women feel wrong, or “slutty,” for thinking about sex more than they feel is “acceptable” for females.
“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,” Dr. Fisher said.