It’s widely believed that men are pretty much always in the mood for sex. Men’s desire to get it on isn’t seen as having much—if anything—to do with their relationships or life circumstances. Unlike women, it’s assumed that guys are just constantly horny.
However, a new study published in the Journal of Sex Research suggests that this stereotype about male sexuality is completely wrong and that men’s sexual desire is much more complex than they’ve been given credit for. In fact, it actually has a lot to do with the emotional connection men have with their partners, which tells us that men and women are much more similar than they are different when it comes to the factors that predict desire.