Introduction: Sex mythbusting

Alex Wilson

Photo by Randy Rataj
Photo by Randy Rataj

Men like to talk about sex. It’s a fact. We joke about it all day long, we think about it constantly and even dream about it at night. But, when it comes to serious conversation, not only is there a lack of a dialogue, but a general lack of information as well.

Our lives have been filled with outdated assumptions, poor education and sometimes outright lies about sex. Men are all horny maniacs who will do anything to get a girl. Women are either uptight virtuous virgins or sex-crazed nymphomaniacs.

We have also been taught that sex is not a polite or proper dinner time topic. We have been discouraged from discussing sex in school, in work, in church and even by media. In doing so, we have removed something as natural as eating and sleeping from the social dialogue and turned it into a taboo.

College is a sexual time. No one will deny that. And UNF is definitely no exception. So there is no excuse for anyone at a learning institution to be uneducated about something so commonly practiced.

This column will address various issues and taboos. We hope to address everything from oral sex, to intimacy issues, to shaving and hygiene. Yet above all, we want to talk about the topics you’re interested in.

This isn’t a “10 Tips to Please Your Woman” or “Secrets to a Man’s Heart,” but I am here to answer some questions.

Are men sex-crazed maniacs? The common misconception is that men think about sex every 7 seconds. However, according to Ohio State University’s 2012 research study for the Journal of Sex Research, men think about sex only 19 times a day on average (men also think about food 18 times a day).

In the same study, women were found to think about sex 10 times a day on average, not too far from men.

Over the next few months, I will be writing about topics that may make some people feel embarrassed or uncomfortable. Rest assured, however, that I am not here to intentionally offend or insult anyone. I will make the utmost attempt to consider any and all sides in the topics I cover. That being said, I do hope to take you a little out of your comfort zone.