The stereotyped gender roles have indoctrinated us into thinking that men are more obsessed with sex than women. The general perception is that men tend to idealize about sex more than women. However, recent surveys and ground breaking research on this subject has thrown up startling facts that can go a long way in busting the myths that had hitherto been regarded as truisms.
Current research and surveys indicate that men have exaggerated sexual notions
Research undertaken by the Duke University in USA conclusively established through its study on different sexual attitudes of both the genders, that:-
Women are more keen to discuss about sexual issues than men
Men put up a pretence of being more interested in sex to demonstrate their masculinity and to fit into gender typecast
Both men and women tend to overemphasize the number of times they engage in sex when they’re in an exalted state of mind
The researchers carried out an assessment on nearly 200 subjects (comprising both men and women) regarding the sexual mores of both the sexes. The subjects were told to register their sexual activities and ideas in an online diary for one month based on specific parameters like urge to engage in sex, the intensity of participation, dysfunction or discomfiture, and number of orgasms.
In the ultimate review, where participants in the survey were required to fill up an online questionnaire from, researchers came to the conclusion that men were more likely to overstate their sexual engagements, especially if they were in excellent mood, compared to women. To be more specific, males would have a tendency to overstressed that they had multiple sexual partners or had engaged in sex numerous times. Towards that end, women tended to be more guarded.
The study revealed that women are less interested or eager to talk about their sexual activities. They had the temperament and the character to suppress facts about their sexual life. Men on the other hand, were more candid and willing to relate about their sexual activities and thoughts even to those with whom they had a passing acquaintance. However, there was nothing anomalous in the sexual attitudes or mores that the participants in the survey reflected rather they were just trying to live up to their stereotypical roles according to their genders.
In another study, the subjects were hooked up with lie detector apparatuses while they answered questions relating to their sexual notions. It was found that men lied about the number of sexual partners they had or the number of times they had engaged in sexual romps with a partner. In this regard, women were not very willing to reveal facts about their sexual activities and less forthcoming to converse about sexual issues.
One’s mood also had a considerable impact when it came to reporting about sexual indulgences irrespective of the individual’s gender. So, a person would be more prone to overrate his or her sexual exploits if he or she was in a noticeably good frame of mind. Conversely, if someone was feeling down and out, he or she was more likely to underestimate their sexual urges or not attach much importance to his or her sexual appetite.
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