Sex divide not as big as we think
A common belief is that for men, relaxation probably means sex, and unlike women they tend to think about it pretty much constantly – around 8000 times a day according to current dogma.
But a US study has debunked this myth, finding that on average men only think about sex 19 times a day whereas women think about it 10 times a day.
Psychology researchers gave 283 college students golf tally counters and divided them into three groups to record their thoughts pertaining to food, sleep or sex over a week.
The young men did think more about sex than did the young women but they also thought more about other “biological urges” – food and sleep – compared to women.
On average, the men thought about food nearly 18 times a day, and their minds turned to sleep nearly 11 times a day, whereas for women it was 15 and nine times a day respectively.
But there was huge variation within each gender,