Men Think About Sex 19 Times Per Day
I don't know how many times I think about anything in a given a day, so the fact that men think about sex a little under 20 times per day doesn't mean much to me, and it might not mean much to you either. To give you a benchmark, the men in this study from Ohio State thought about food 18 times per day.
It might sound implausible that we only think about sex as much as we do a bite to eat, but then remember that we eat three times per day, and if we don't eat, WE DIE. It's pretty much the most important thing we can think about considering breathing and heart rate are involuntary. So we give sex a considerable amount of weight when viewed through that lens.
This study flies in the face of the old stupid adage that men think about sex "every seven seconds." I don't think the greatest minds in the world think about anything every seven seconds. Every seven seconds would translate to about 8,000 times in the waking hours of one day, which seems really high. 19 times per day seems really low, so I'm guessing the truth lies somewhere in between. That's right. A wildly unscientific study from Just A Guy Thing posits that men think about sex between 20 and 7,999 times per day.
And we're not even scientists! How impressive is that?