Friday, December 29, 2006

Men think about sex every 12,300 seconds?

My SO found this somewhat old [more than two months old? That's ancient in blog-land] post over at Language Log on the frequency of sexual thoughts by men and women. The post analyzes the (lack of) scientific evidence behind the (oft repeated) claim made by Louann Brizendine in The Female Brain that
85 percent of twenty- to thirty-year-old males think about sex every fifty-two seconds and women think about it once a day -- or up to three or four times on their most fertile days.
Go read Mark's post for a wonderful scientific takedown of bogus psychological claims. And when you're done with that post, go look at the rest of his posts on Brizendine's book.

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