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There have been preconceived notions regarding men and women's attitude toward sex in the last few decades.
It has been taken for granted that men are more oriented towards sex while women are more commitment driven or men look for attractive mates and women go after social status.
However a new study, while defying all these notions has revealed that not all psychologists comply with these gender-essentialist statements.
Psychologist Terri Conley and colleagues of University of Michigan have asserted men think about sex every seven seconds is not true.
And while it's true that men think about sex more often than women do, they also think about other bodily needs, such as food and sleep, more than women do, Live Science reported.
For the study, psychologists asked research participants to record their thoughts throughout the day.
They found that men pondered sex 18 times a day to a woman's 10 times a day, but men also thought about food and sleep proportionately more than women. That suggests sex doesn't hold as vaunted a position for men as one might expect. More
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