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   Are men less obsessed with sex than we think? Psychologist says stereotype of dirty-minded males is a myth

18 Nov 2012 03:44 PM   |   6150 clicks   |   Daily Mail
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Matthew Keene     
Speak for yourself.

18 Nov 2012 03:45 PM
Frankenstorm     
Men can be dirty dogs in my experience. They'll have sex with you if given the chance.

18 Nov 2012 03:46 PM
viscountalpha     
Its the primary driving force for most males. However, its not all males. Libdos are certainly not equal.

18 Nov 2012 03:48 PM
inglixthemad    [TotalFark]  
Men do think about sex a LOT.

Then again, so do many women.

Hormones, not simply a male thing.

18 Nov 2012 03:48 PM
Omahawg     
bie?

eip

wait. what?

18 Nov 2012 03:49 PM
volodya     

inglixthemad: Men do think about sex a LOT.

Then again, so do many women.

Hormones, not simply a male thing.


I would like to meet these women of which you speak.

18 Nov 2012 03:50 PM
gilatrout     
How are you ALL doing?

18 Nov 2012 03:50 PM
The Green Manalishi     
WTF is up with this picture?

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18 Nov 2012 03:50 PM
Rootus     
Anybody who thinks men are more obsessed with sex than women is not meeting the right kind of women.

18 Nov 2012 03:50 PM
Lipspinach     
Psychologist is an idiot. Also I'm finding the older I get, the more preoccupied
with sex I am, although there are some extenuating circumstances.

/pushing 50

18 Nov 2012 03:50 PM
aka_mrcam     
If you exclude gay sex, the number of sexual partners of men and women are always equal.

18 Nov 2012 03:51 PM
Spaz-master     

The Green Manalishi: WTF is up with this picture?

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RUFI

18 Nov 2012 03:51 PM
monstera     
FARK you and your stereotype-busting ways. This myth-busting craze has just gone too far.
Speak for yourself.

18 Nov 2012 03:52 PM
bingethinker     
Well, duh. Statements like "men think about sex every six seconds" are unprovable and unscientific.

18 Nov 2012 03:56 PM
doosh     
They didn't interview me. I would have single-handedly skewed the results back towards the caveman end of the spectrum.

18 Nov 2012 03:56 PM
MarkEC    [TotalFark]  
The article says men are more interested in staying with one partner than having multiple partners. The title asks a completely different questing.
We want one partner who we can have sex with multiple times every day. It's only when she only wants it once a month that we look to supplementing her with another woman who wants it only once a month, and so on and so on. 

EIP in case of BIE

18 Nov 2012 03:56 PM
cryinoutloud    [TotalFark]  

The Green Manalishi: WTF is up with this picture?
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That article seemed to be an excuse to post a bunch of mildly titillating pictures. See, that man's not interested in sexing that woman--at least not until he finishes reading some love poetry to her. Then he will initiate foreplay for at least an hour, and they will have simultaneous orgasms. That's how a modern man does it.

18 Nov 2012 03:58 PM
GungFu     
I think they have a point.

Despite the adage that ' Sex Sells' being so prevalent in the media, not all tv shows, for example, gives the viewer a mindful of sex this and sex that every few seconds.

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I rest my case.

18 Nov 2012 03:58 PM
stuffy     
If this means men only think about sex every 1.5sec. verses every sec. maybe but I doubt it.

18 Nov 2012 03:58 PM
sid2112     
I've stopped clicking on MailOnline links because those people will report anything. Next week it'll be "scientist reveal fairies are real and living in Glascow".

18 Nov 2012 03:59 PM
doosh     

The Green Manalishi: WTF is up with this picture?

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That it was composed by a woman borne of her fantasized view of men?

18 Nov 2012 03:59 PM
Just another Heartland Weirdass     
most "men" are betas. This did not shatter my world view.
/omega

18 Nov 2012 04:00 PM
skinink     
We interrupt this thread with a word from Jeff Murdock.

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18 Nov 2012 04:01 PM
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom     

MarkEC: The article says men are more interested in staying with one partner than having multiple partners. The title asks a completely different questing.
We want one partner who we can have sex with multiple times every day. It's only when she only wants it once a month that we look to supplementing her with another woman who wants it only once a month, and so on and so on. 

EIP in case of BIE


This. I used to think I had a problem with infidelity, but then I started dating a hot chick who is up for sex (or at least a bj) almost anytime. Now I rarely find myself even glancing at other women.

18 Nov 2012 04:03 PM
doosh     

sid2112: I've stopped clicking on MailOnline links because those people will report anything. Next week it'll be "scientist reveal fairies are real and living in Glascow".


Yeah but where/what is Glascow? Without defining it TFA would be correct.

18 Nov 2012 04:05 PM
Jadedgrl     
I'm convinced my fiancee is capable of only thinking about sex. And occasionally food. He is 30 with the sex drive of a 14 year old. I used to consider myself a horn dog until I met him- I can't keep up.

/going to die sore

18 Nov 2012 04:08 PM
talkertopc     

bingethinker: Well, duh. Statements like "men think about sex every six seconds" are unprovable and unscientific.


Obviously. What are we suppose to think about during the other 5 seconds?

18 Nov 2012 04:09 PM
bearcats1983     

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: MarkEC: The article says men are more interested in staying with one partner than having multiple partners. The title asks a completely different questing.
We want one partner who we can have sex with multiple times every day. It's only when she only wants it once a month that we look to supplementing her with another woman who wants it only once a month, and so on and so on. 

EIP in case of BIE

This. I used to think I had a problem with infidelity, but then I started dating a hot chick who is up for sex (or at least a bj) almost anytime. Now I rarely find myself even glancing at other women.


The saying "keep a man's balls empty and stomach full" is 100% accurate. I don't want for much if I'm having constant sex and being fed. It's just too bad a lot of women don't realize how easy it is to keep us around.

18 Nov 2012 04:09 PM
MarkEC    [TotalFark]  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: MarkEC: The article says men are more interested in staying with one partner than having multiple partners. The title asks a completely different questing.
We want one partner who we can have sex with multiple times every day. It's only when she only wants it once a month that we look to supplementing her with another woman who wants it only once a month, and so on and so on. 

EIP in case of BIE

This. I used to think I had a problem with infidelity, but then I started dating a hot chick who is up for sex (or at least a bj) almost anytime. Now I rarely find myself even glancing at other women.


I find that my wife and I almost always have sex after we've been out and other women pay some attention to me. Especially a certain friend of ours who is kinda touchy-feely.

18 Nov 2012 04:10 PM
bingethinker     

talkertopc: bingethinker: Well, duh. Statements like "men think about sex every six seconds" are unprovable and unscientific.

Obviously. What are we suppose to think about during the other 5 seconds?


Beer and sports.

18 Nov 2012 04:11 PM
rooftop235    [TotalFark]  
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18 Nov 2012 04:14 PM
Tell Me How My Blog Tastes    [TotalFark]  
Uhhhhhhhh.... I did not fap to that. Maybe. I can't remember.

18 Nov 2012 04:14 PM
uttertosh     

The Green Manalishi: WTF is up with this picture?

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burning pine-cones on an open fire is just begging for: *crackPOP* whhhzzzz.... *smoulder* OMFGSOMEONECALL911HOUSFIREOMFG

18 Nov 2012 04:17 PM
offmymeds     
For those of us who do have "dirty minds" and don't mind admitting it, I'll just leave this here.

/NSFW

18 Nov 2012 04:20 PM
Eddie Adams from Torrance    [TotalFark]  
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Myth Busted.

18 Nov 2012 04:20 PM
GranoblasticMan     

Just another Heartland Weirdass: most "men" are betas. This did not shatter my world view.
/omega


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18 Nov 2012 04:21 PM
PsiChick    [TotalFark]  
Um, no shiat Sherlock? It's patently ridiculous to think that in the only species that can have sex and get pregnant at any time of the year we'd have that sort of difference in sex drives. Hell, I can actually get nauseous from being horny if my hormones get pissy enough.

But it isn't ridiculous to think that we train boys to be horny and girls to exercise self-control. That's pretty much how we work with anger, too, and in places without that training, women are exactly as angry as men, and in the same ways.

/See, this is one of those things that makes me annoyed when guys are sexist, because sexism is really a double-edged sword, and since feminists are majority-women, we can't do jack shiat to change when you guys fark yourselves over.
//Not to mention, I can't imagine living my life being told I have no self-control. That must be humiliating.

18 Nov 2012 04:22 PM
DonkeyDixon     

Eddie Adams from Torrance: [i236.photobucket.com image 299x422]

Myth Busted.


That is easily the hottest bathing suit I've ever seen. Feel free to post more.

And I could've told you this article was wrong by 7:15am when I woke up and started sexting a friend because her husband is out of town. It was a good morning.

18 Nov 2012 04:25 PM
Jon iz teh kewl     

GranoblasticMan: Just another Heartland Weirdass: most "men" are betas. This did not shatter my world view.
/omega

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18 Nov 2012 04:28 PM
sfpfc     
Men are slightly more sophisticated these days but yeh programmed to fark has not changed, Were just a tad more tamer animals. Across social strata denying that biological urge has dire consequences.

18 Nov 2012 04:29 PM
NetOwl     

PsiChick: Um, no shiat Sherlock? It's patently ridiculous to think that in the only species that can have sex and get pregnant at any time of the year we'd have that sort of difference in sex drives. Hell, I can actually get nauseous from being horny if my hormones get pissy enough.

But it isn't ridiculous to think that we train boys to be horny and girls to exercise self-control. That's pretty much how we work with anger, too, and in places without that training, women are exactly as angry as men, and in the same ways.

/See, this is one of those things that makes me annoyed when guys are sexist, because sexism is really a double-edged sword, and since feminists are majority-women, we can't do jack shiat to change when you guys fark yourselves over.
//Not to mention, I can't imagine living my life being told I have no self-control. That must be humiliating.


If you're a guy, you have to ignore the training you've received from the media your whole life.

Remember theold Calvin and Hobbes comic in which Calvin signed up to play kickball because he was expected to be manly? The punchline was something like, "Then again, if I'm so tough, why am I taking the path of least resistance?"

Being a tough guy involves being lazy with your emotions and weak with your discipline.

Controlling anger and lust takes work, but it's worth it.

18 Nov 2012 04:34 PM
dragonchild     

PsiChick: Not to mention, I can't imagine living my life being told I have no self-control. That must be humiliating.


Well, consider the opposite; I was raised to be polite to women but I had a libido so off-the-charts you'd have to be crazy to envy it. Brag-fests among guys over who's the meanest sex machine rather baffled me as it was essentially a constant distraction all through my adolescence. I'm like, "You want to be like this? Or worse??" Well, I was raised in a strongly feminist family where men, manliness and maleness are all EVIL, so I learned to control it. It took years, but eventually my libido became something like a pressure cooker with both the safety valve and lid welded shut. As a result, for a good twenty years I was a very angry person for no particular reason until none other than physical age mellowed me out.

Thing is, it turns out young women enjoy being cock-teases. For all their complaining it's a huge ego-booster when they get attention from horndogs. So they had no use for a guy who could maintain composure, even if my hormones were ready to go supernova. When I started dating I basically had to slowly de-program myself into letting my girl know I'm interested.

I think I'm the exception that proves the rule; most guys are perfectly content to be told they have no self-control. Proving otherwise certainly didn't get me very far.

18 Nov 2012 04:48 PM
sid2112     

doosh: sid2112: I've stopped clicking on MailOnline links because those people will report anything. Next week it'll be "scientist reveal fairies are real and living in Glascow".

Yeah but where/what is Glascow? Without defining it TFA would be correct.


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Fairies.

18 Nov 2012 04:48 PM
murdoch's_weeners     
I'm a woman, and I ask myself this question a lot... because I can't really take it for granted that it's true. I notice that men - and no offense, but this site is a great example - really *push* each other to act like they want sex above anything else. It seems like when a man expresses any sentiment toward a woman that's not about wanting to hit that, other men inevitably respond by making jokes that he's gay, or calling him a white knight (meaning - he's still all about hitting that, just thinks he's being clever by going about it differently). The idea that men are supposed to want sex above all else just seems very culturally driven. There may be a biological argument here, but I can't really give it much legitimacy as long as it's generally in men's interests to conform to this ideal.

I mean, have you ever read a thread where some young schoolboy is sexually abused by a female teacher? Together with all the discussion about the teacher's f*ckability, there's always plenty of guys saying they'd have LOVED that. But... is that really true? Are men so mindless? Because I see that "mindless pursuit of sex" stuff used to justify a whole lot of bad behavior. The "boys will be boys" thing... whereas girls, apparently, should know better. Is that true? Because if it is true, I'm at a loss to explain why men have most of the power in the public realm. If so much brainpower is in pursuit of sex, and women are uniquely able to rise above it... wouldn't women be running shiat?

There are lots of *good* men in my life, but I notice they tend to go silent when their less-good counterparts act like assholes about sex and women. I think it's the same reason. Men really seem to shame each other for deviating from this standard. I wonder if it's not so much a biological fact as a social convenience.

/Why no, I don't post here very often

18 Nov 2012 04:50 PM
you_idiot     
No according to my pants.

18 Nov 2012 04:51 PM
PsiChick    [TotalFark]  

dragonchild: PsiChick: Not to mention, I can't imagine living my life being told I have no self-control. That must be humiliating.

Well, consider the opposite; I was raised to be polite to women but I had a libido so off-the-charts you'd have to be crazy to envy it. Brag-fests among guys over who's the meanest sex machine rather baffled me as it was essentially a constant distraction all through my adolescence. I'm like, "You want to be like this? Or worse??" Well, I was raised in a strongly feminist family where men, manliness and maleness are all EVIL, so I learned to control it. It took years, but eventually my libido became something like a pressure cooker with both the safety valve and lid welded shut. As a result, for a good twenty years I was a very angry person for no particular reason until none other than physical age mellowed me out.

Thing is, it turns out young women enjoy being cock-teases. For all their complaining it's a huge ego-booster when they get attention from horndogs. So they had no use for a guy who could maintain composure, even if my hormones were ready to go supernova. When I started dating I basically had to slowly de-program myself into letting my girl know I'm interested.

I think I'm the exception that proves the rule; most guys are perfectly content to be told they have no self-control. Proving otherwise certainly didn't get me very far.


There's a huge difference between being told to not have sex--which women are, so I can sympathize with that so much, even if I never bought it--and being taught normal amounts of self-control. Hating your sexuality is what you're describing, or at least bottling it up completely. Normal self-control is enjoying the strippers, enjoying girls coming on to you, being able to respond in kind, and still being able to hear 'no' or not embarrass yourself in public.

A lot of people claim self-control is no sexuality. That's bullshiat. I'm glad you could get around that. :)

18 Nov 2012 04:53 PM
Telos     

dragonchild:

I think I'm the exception that proves the rule; most guys are perfectly content to be told they have no self-control. Proving otherwise certainly didn't get me very far.



Right, because there's no middle ground or anything... no way to show interest without completely lacking self-control. That'd be silly.

18 Nov 2012 04:53 PM
murdoch's_weeners     
Forgot to add... another big part of why I'm skeptical is because I haven't found this to be true in my own experience. I've dated men, and married one, with a lot of complicated sexual hang-ups. When I get together for girls' nights with friends, we can *all* tell a lot of stories about men we've dated that have been neurotic about sex. But those men certainly don't share this in the public sphere - this is the kind of stuff only their girlfriends tend to know about. Again - I think it's the shaming factor - the harassment from other men.

18 Nov 2012 04:54 PM
noitsnot     
The internet exists for pornography, mmo's and really poorly executed financial applications - so that's the empirical evidence of what it's users are interested in.

18 Nov 2012 05:01 PM
noitsnot     

noitsnot: The internet exists for pornography, mmo's and really poorly executed financial applications - so that's the empirical evidence of what it's users are interested in.


apostrophe fail

18 Nov 2012 05:03 PM
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