Am I attractive enough? Is my penis big enough or hard enough? Am I pleasing my partner? When people engage in this spectatoring during sex, it pulls them out of the moment. It can create performance anxiety, and it can make the experience less satisfying for both partners.
Richard Smith: How often do men think about sex? - The BMJ
We've all been told that men think about you-know-what far too often — every seven seconds, by some accounts. Most of us have entertained this idea for long enough to be sceptical. However, rather than merely wonder about whether this is true, stop for a moment to consider how you could — or could not — prove it. If we believe the stats, thinking about sex every seven seconds adds up to times an hour.
Here's How Often Men and Women Really Think About Sex
Access thebmj. Everybody knows that men think about sex every seven seconds. The selfish gene may demand that we reproduce, but thoughts a day on sex is surely excessive. But then again the average ejaculate contains around million sperm, which seems even more excessive.
It's a stat that gets bounced around as e-mail-forward wisdom: men think about sex every seven seconds. Even when the idea lacks this mythical specificity and grandiosity that's 7, times a day! And so, it is possible to attach all kinds of bogus statistics to the feeling that men are sex-crazed pigs.