Secrets of the Male Mind #6
Men Don’t Think About Sex Every Seven Seconds
There’s really no polite way to put this: Men, as a gender, have been accused of having sex on the brain at all times. Prior to going on dates, young women are warned that guys are only after one thing — another notch on their bedpost. One oft-cited statistic claims sexual thoughts cross a man’s mind every 7 seconds.
Do all men need a collective cold shower? Not by a long shot. Most men come nowhere near the fabricated 7 seconds standard (if they did, this would have been a mighty short article). According to the Kinsey Institute, 54 percent of men think about sex every day, but 43 percent only consider it a few times a month or a few times a week, while 4 percent make it the whole month before pondering the subject . The same study found that only 60 percent of men had masturbated in the previous year . Admit it — you expected that number to be much higher.
Because men have a reputation for always being in the mood, many a woman has had her feelings hurt when her partner rebuffs her amorous advances. Many factors can affect a man’s readiness for love, including stress, fatigue, an unhealthy diet and a lack of exercise.
So if men aren’t constantly thinking about sex, what IS on their minds?