Despite the myth that men think about sex every seven seconds, new research suggests that they are much less consumed by sex than previously thought.
Researchers from Duke University in the US found both men and women overestimate how much time they ruminate about sex, as well as how often they have it -- but men tend to this more, presumably in an attempt to live up to gender stereotypes.
The study involved 202 men and women who completed surveys on sexual health topics, such as interest in sex, level of activity, discomfort or dysfunction, and satisfaction. Some of the study participants assessed their sexual thoughts and activity on a daily basis for a consecutive 30 days, using a rating system of one to five. Afterward, they completed a single online questionnaire reviewing their sexual activity for the past 30 days.
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