Why women think about sex more often Why women think about sex more often Men talk and think a lot about sex while women desire it more often. Because there was so much variation, it makes most sense to talk about the median scores 50th percentile , because medians are less influenced by extreme scores. The variation for the women was less extreme, but still quite large, ranging from 1 to And I am increasingly getting cases where women are complaining that men are unable to satisfy their physical needs. We added up the seven daily reports for each person and then divided by seven in order to get the average daily thought frequency. In contrast, the average for men was We found that the median number of sexual thoughts for men was We collected data from a total of students between the ages of 18 and 25 who kept track of one type of thought about sex, food, or sleep for a one week period. Prior to providing our participants with their tally counters, we gave them a series of surveys to complete regarding their attitudes toward sex, food, and sleep. We asked some participants to track their thoughts about sex, others to track their thoughts about food, and still others their thoughts about sleep. But honestly it has got us closer. Even though this was a study of sex differences, much of the media coverage has focused only on the male findings. However, there is quite a bit of research to suggest that they are more similar than different, even among college students, who are likely at an age at which gender differences in sexuality are maximized. An examination of frequency of sexual cognitions as a function of gender, erotophilia, and social desirability. Sex on the brain? Statistical tests indicated that the number of thoughts about sex was not statistically larger than the number of thoughts about food and sleep. Even so, the previous research that examined actual numerical frequency has found daily sexual thought frequencies are not even in the double-digits.