Men Think About Food As Much As Sex
Dudes and their foods.
Nothing gets a man's heart pumping like a beautiful woman... unless it's a beautiful cheeseburger. A new study shows that males think about sex almost twice as much as women, but they also think about food and sleep just as much.
Researchers at Ohio State University asked 300 college-age men and women to carry counters throughout the day and tally when they thought about something health-related.
Then, 60% of that group were told to keep track of every sex-related thought they had, while the rest were told to track their food and sleep-related thoughts.
The results showed men think about sex an average of 18 times a day, while women think about it 10 times. But guys also thought more about other health-related things (food and sleep) in the same proportion.
"In other words, there was nothing special about sexual thoughts," psychologist and study researcher Terri Fisher told LiveScience. "Males thought more about any of the health-related thoughts compared to females, not just thoughts about sex."
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Though the study has a number of limitations (including the fact that all the participants were young people, and that the definition of a "sex thought" was not clearly outlined), it does show that the old belief that men think about sex every seven seconds is a total myth.
I mean, cmon ladies, we're more than just sex-crazed barbarians. We like to eat and sleep too. Jeez.
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