It's safe to say that every guy likes sex. If you're a healthy human, it's hard not to, right? And because we all love it so much, it's only natural that we think about it more than we probably would like to admit.
Thanks to a new study from three psychologists in Australia, per DailyMail, we now have an idea just how much men think about it—so see if you're "normal" or just really, really horny.
Do Men Have A Stronger Sex Drive? Men do think about sex more than women (34 times compared to 19 times a day – so about every 1,700 seconds), but men also think about food and sleep more than women. It should also be noted women are far from sexless creatures, around 20 separate sexual thoughts per day is well over one per waking hour.
Do We Desire Sex Less As We Age? A study of adults aged 18-59 found as we get older we are more prone to sexual dysfunctions. However, ageing is not necessarily associated with a decrease in sexual desire. Two national surveys of Finnish adults found once a number of other factors were accounted for, including sexual functioning, attitudes towards sex, and relationship closeness, aging had no effect on sexual desire. Aging was, however, related to having sex less often, even after controlling for these factors.
Does A High Sex Drive Mean Better Sex? Sexual desire, unsurprisingly, is important for our relationship and sexual satisfaction. In one study focusing on couples, they found the more people experienced sexual desire throughout the day, the better their sex lives. The important point here is that we shouldn't 'switch off' sexually during the day.
So, do you feel better or worse about your sex life? Hopefully, this is just a reminder that, deep down, we're all just a bunch of horny teenagers trapped in our current bodies.
You can read the entire piece and get more information over at DailyMail, where you can measure yourself against what the experts believe to be true based off their studies.