A quarter of all women want sex more than men
Researchers at Saarland University evaluated 200 studies – and proved in black and white that men are more sexually motivated than women. However, a quarter of all women tick differently than the average man.
The researchers evaluated over 200 studies – and attested the man more pleasure. But 25 percent of women have more desire than the average man.
According to their own statements, scientists at Saarland University have calculated on the basis of more than 200 international studies how much greater the sexual desire of men is compared to women.
The Saarbrücken social psychologist and study co-author Malte Friese explained on Monday that the widespread assumption that men are more sexually motivated than women has actually been scientifically proven. “The difference is a little less than half as big as the gender difference in height.”
Statements from a total of 620,000 participants evaluated
For the study, published in the US journal Psychological Bulletin, the researchers defined what sexual motivation is from a psychological perspective and applied this to studies with a total of more than 620,000 participants. According to their own statements, the researchers also took into account that some self-statements about sex life may not always be correct – i.e. that people brag about the number of sexual partners.
Friese explained the procedure: “We defined the concept of sexual motivation according to how often someone experiences sexual feelings, thoughts and behavior – people with strong sexual motivation think about sex more often, feel sexual desire more often and masturbate more.”
Many women have more desire than men
However, it should not be assumed that this is more common in men. “Even though men are, on average, more sexually motivated than women, there are many women who are more interested in sex than many men.” Based on the data, the scientists estimated that about a quarter of women – 24 to 29 percent – have more desire for sex than the average man.
Previous studies have already confirmed that men have a higher sexual motivation. According to the information, the size of the difference was unclear so far. How the difference between the sexes can be explained was not the subject of the study and thus leaves room for interpretation.
Friese explained that the researchers assumed that both social and genetic factors play a role. The work also makes no statement as to whether less or more pronounced sexual motivation is desirable. (AFP)