Sex drive or libido refers to the strength of sexual motivation. Most evidence suggests men's sex drive is, on average, higher than women's. This page intends to gather scientific and anecdotal evidence in support of this notion.
Counter-arguments often resort to cultural explanations, such as female trepidation about slut-shaming and physical strength differences leading to male violence against promiscuous women. Others propose that female sexual is much more environmentally determined and amenable to cultural influences than men's, and that therefore it is possible that women's libido can be higher than men's in certain circumstances.
However, these counter-arguments are challenged by evidence of higher male sexual motivation in homosexuals and differences in masturbation frequency in stable relationships, as well as by cross-cultural replications. Some also argue for a specific biological basis for men's higher sex drive, for example via the action of sex hormones such as testosterone that increase libido and that men have also have much more of on average than women. Other researchers respond that testosterone, unit for unit, also has a substantial influence on the female libido and so that these hormonal factors are less important than they appear based on typical sex differences in these hormones.
Given the mismatch between men's and women's desires, most men are doomed to experience chronic sexual frustration. […] They are doomed to be horny.
Overview[edit | edit source]
In many animals, including humans, the males have a higher sex drive and a higher activity level overall compared to the females. This sex difference can be explained by a lower parental investment on part of the males. In case of humans, this allows men to get away with a low-investment, fast life history mating strategy, namely by pumping and dumping many women. This causes men to compete for mating opportunities, raising their activity level and status drive overall. In more K-selected, modern humans, women appear to have evolved to exploit men's higher sex drive to get investment, and conversely, men's high sex drive (with the former purpose to spread their seed far and wide) appears to have been repurposed as an incentive to invest in their partner and offspring, which created a duality of whoring and simping. This is very embarassing for men as simping is associated with failure and desperation the free mating context, hence it only occurs in private.
Sex drive may be influenced by choosiness and the degree to which mating preferences are fulfilled. If women are more sexually choosy, then women's overall sex drive may be lower because of their mate preferences being less likely met. However, there is mixed evidence for women being more choosy than men, with mating context (long vs short-term) being a strong moderating factor. Both men and women state they would less likely use a condom with an attractive partner, and in online dating, both women and men "message up" in looks to roughly the same degree, however, with women caring more about socioeconomic status, suggesting a higher choosiness for women due to evaluating men in more dimensions. Men are particularly promiscuous and indiscriminate in case of their (sometimes embarrassing) short-term dating decisions, whereas women are somewhat more choosy about looks than men in their promiscuous mate choices. But when it comes to marriage, i.e. when the man needs to invest his resources, men are also very choosy. Various studies suggest men care more about looks, especially about youthful looks. Further, in one study based on a sample of university students, dominance over other males predicted men's sexual success, not women's preferences. Moreover, research by Roy Baumeister suggests that female sexual desire is more malleable than men's, and due to their overall higher agreeableness and compliance, women may ultimately care less about their mate preferences and might abide by what is socially expected from them. Despite men also displaying a high degree of choosiness, especially in long-term mating, one observes men initiating and wanting sex in ongoing relationships much more than females, with women's libido declining rapidly after following a sex drive as high as men's in the beginning. This decline in women's libido may reflect women's strategy of securing the man's commitment by offering sex despite not being necessarily highly (physically) attracted to them. When this commitment is assured, their libido often appears to decline accordingly. Taken together, this suggests women's lower sex drive is more due to an overall deferral of sex (coyness) and strategic deferral of sex to get resources rather than greater choosiness.
One peculiarity of human sexuality is that the females have a hidden estrus (for the most part). Female animals who are displaying they estrus are said to be in heat, behavior that is actively discouraged for human females possibly for the purpose of paternity assurance and to reduce the incidence of single moms. As a result, women engaging in promiscuity risk a reputation of being a slut, especially in presence of gossipy women, possibly causing them to underreport their sexual activity, which may explain some of the observed differences in sex drive, but unlikely all of it.
Baumeister (2001) notes that sex differences in sex drive do not transfer to related drives such as the wish for a baby (which is sometimes reported higher in women) nor to orgasmic capacity (higher in women), nor enjoyment of sex (roughly equal).
Social psychologist Professor Roy Baumeister from Princeton University wrote about the male sex drive:
"Across many different studies and measures, men have been shown to have more frequent and more intense sexual desires than women, as reflected in spontaneous thoughts about sex, frequency and variety of sexual fantasies, desired frequency of intercourse, desired number of partners, masturbation, liking for various sexual practices, willingness to forego sex, initiating versus refusing sex, making sacrifices for sex, and other measures. No contrary findings (indicating stronger sexual motivation among women) were found. Hence we conclude that the male sex drive is stronger than the female sex drive." 
Evidence for higher male libido[edit | edit source]
Anaphrodisiacs[edit | edit source]
Tobacco is a powerful anaphrodisiac. It is also one of the most commonly used anaphrodisiacs. But it is mostly used by men, and in countries such as Nauru and Kiribati, smokers constitute roughly half of all adults. Since the prevalence of this anaphrodisiac is so high, and mostly males use it, it may mask the actual average libido of men. Without such widespread use of this substance, male libido would possibly be even higher.
The history of anaphrodisiacs also shows that its historical endorsement by healthcare organizations or other organizations was usually aimed at primarily male demographics, such as soldiers who were offered saltpeter. Such efforts to tame male libido show that the male sex drive was historically viewed as more reckless and in need of a leash.
Anatomy[edit | edit source]
Women get less out of penovaginal sex than men since their primary erogenous zone isn't even in the vagina. Its outside of it on the clitoris. This suggests sex is not even evolutionarily designed to be particularly pleasurable for women. Indeed, there is a mystery why there is a female orgasm at all, given that women would reproduce without doing anything, while men need to inject sperm as deeply as possible requiring a spasmodic motion, and men need to be incentivized to deliver their sperm to an egg cell provided a passive female. The main hypotheses about female orgasm is that it is a spandrel of male orgasm or that it serves the purpose of ensuring male investment by bonding and submission, especially promising sexual exclusivity that men desire, by mimicking men's sex drive.
Asexuality[edit | edit source]
A 2004 study by Anthony F. Bogaert found that there were proportionally more female asexuals than male asexuals. The study also found that male bisexuals and homosexuals outnumbered their male asexual counterparts. This sexual orientation was reversed for women, where female asexuals outnumbered their bi and lesbian counterparts. There were 29.23% of males in the sample of asexuals (N = 195), but 43.17% among sexuals (N = 18,426, X² = 15.30, p < 0.001).
Abstinence vows[edit | edit source]
Aromantic allosexuality vs demisexuality[edit | edit source]
Human sexuality has the two major inclinations of (a) aromantic allosexuality and (b) demisexuality. The former is the more roughneck of the two that is more focused on sex, whilst the latter combines emotional attachment to sex. Or in other words, raw/aromantic allosexuality has a greater amount of correlations to sex drive when compared with demisexuality. According to Jenni Skyler, (Ph.D. sexologist), demisexuality is a primarily female trait. This distinction is also related to life history speed, where a slow life history which is accompanied with more investment in the offspring can be identified as demisexuality, and women's sexuality tends to be slower in various regards (see sex differences in life history speed).
Availability and male surplus[edit | edit source]
Not only is women's sex driver lower, but women are also reproductively unavailable 10-15% of the time due to menstruation, around only 15% of which are willing to engage in sex. Plus, all men aged 20 to 40 prefer women in their 20s and the ratio of these groups is even growing due to falling birth rates (leading to an aging population overall) and a slightly higher birth rate of males. Hence, lots of men compete for few fertile, sexually available and young women. The male surplus is especially dramatic in India and China.
Casual sex[edit | edit source]
Women are much more reluctant to engage in casual sexual activity, a sex difference that is directly predicted by Bateman's principle. Women have greater parental investment, so they need to be more careful in their partner choices, i.e., their strategy is more about slow life history speed (LH), i.e., only have sex with high-quality partners who are willing to invest in the offspring. Even promiscuous women with a faster life history speed are generally more selective in terms of the men they ultimately choose as sexual partners. In contrast, men's sexuality is faster, meaning have lots of sex early in order to spread their seeds far and wide. This means that men are much less choosy about casual sex. In case of marriage and long-term dating where men provide their resources, men are also choosy.
Cross-cultural differences[edit | edit source]
Sex drive and sociosexuality (casual sex) showed consistent sex differences across 53 nations (mean d = .62, and d = .74 respectively). Gender empowerment measures correlated with sociosexuality, but were uncorrelated with sex drive.
In a global survey conducted by Durex in 2006, men were the least satisfied with how often they have sex. 41% want it more frequently compared to just 29% of women (d = .3).
Dating coaches[edit | edit source]
Hiring a dating coach ostensibly has the end goal of a sexual relationship in mind. However, the rate to which men and women seek the services of dating coaches is not the same. Men far outnumber women in this endeavor. Although visiting a dating coach office isn't necessarily in and of itself a portal into the sexual realm, the fact that men outnumber women in actions that feasibly lead to sex suggests that for men, this is suggestive of the idiom "actions speak louder than words." If data on dating coach statistics is anything to go by, the actions of the two genders, male and female, have spoken loudly. Men work harder to obtain sex and are more likely to engage in idiosyncratic behavior (such as visiting dating coaches) to obtain sex than women. (TODO: Add data.)
Dead bedroom complaint[edit | edit source]
Women have a higher rate of sexual dysfunction within relationships than men (43% of women and 31% of men report some degree of difficulty). Women also become disinterested with sex much sooner than men (see the figure on the right). And men are more than three times as likely to initiate sex in stable relationships.
Deferral of sex (coyness)[edit | edit source]
Women are much more coy than men, i.e., they defer sex to a much greater extent. This tendency can also be seen in many female animals, even in some fungi, resulting in the males competing for reproductive opportunities by courtship or intrasexual competition.
For example, among fresh couples, men desired sex earlier in a relationship (M 28% vs. W 3% were "reluctant virgins" in such relationships). Moreover, women much more rarely initiate romantic relationships than men. Men are also much more likely to reach out on the internet in order to lose their virginity. On the subreddit /r/VirginityExchange, a dating forum for virgins, 93.4% of the inquiries are by males, with 44967 inquiries being by males and 3177 by females (despite males making up 69% of the user base).
It has been suggested that women use coyness to evaluate the man's suitability as a provider (McNamara 2008, Wachtmeister 1999), but also to 'keep their options open' in the meanwhile. By being coy, women trick men into more reliable resource provision as it provokes more expensive courtship display such as romance.
As women are less interested in sex than men, they get to decide over sex by the principle of least interest, the primary cause of Briffault's law. This is evidenced by Cohen and Shotland (1996) who computed correlations between when people thought sex should start and when they began having sex. For the men, the correlation was not significant (r = .19), which implies they had no say, whereas for women the correlation was very high (r = .88).
Disorders[edit | edit source]
Frigidity/hyposexuality[edit | edit source]
A higher rate of women than men suffer from frigidity/hyposexuality, meaning lack of sexual desire. Women have higher rates of SAD (sexual aversive disorder) and HSDD (hyposexual desire disorder). Whereas 32% of women lack interest in sex for several months of the year, only 15% of men reported the same.
In 2010, Brotto discussed the prevalence of HSDD among women. Data suggests 34% of women between the ages of 18 and 74 experienced decreased sexual interest often or most of the time. In contrast, Vansintejan, Janssen, Van De Vijver, Vandevoorde, and Devroey (2013) reported an estimated 15% of the general male population experienced HSDD
The frequency of hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) and the frequency of comorbidity of sexual disorders were recorded from a total population of 906 subjects studied in a multisite pharmaceutical study. Sixty-five percent had a primary diagnosis of HSDD. HSDD was far more common in females than in male subjects. Males diagnosed with HSDD were significantly older than women diagnosed with HSDD.
—Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder: Prevalence and Comorbidity in 906 Subjects, Rt Segraves 2008
In 1999, The National Health and Social Life Survey (NHSLS) assessed sexual functioning among men and women in the U.S. The survey reported that 43% of women experienced some type of sexual dysfunction compared to only 31% of men. In women, the most common complaint was having low sexual desire (22%) (Laumann et al., 1999). In 2005, The Global Study of Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors (GSSAB) found similar results in a larger-scaled international survey of sexual problems among men and women 40 to 80 years of age. The GSSAB found that 26% to 43% of women experienced low sexual desire compared to 13% to 28% of men (Gingell et al., 2005).
—The Causes and Prevalence of Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder: Part I, Feldhaus-Dahir, Melissa 2009
Hypersexuality/nymphomania[edit | edit source]
In November 2016 Janna A. Dickenson did a University of Minnesota study on compulsive sexual behavior disorder in 2,325 adults between 18 and 50 years. It found that more men than women were affected by the condition at 10% and 7% percent respectively (X² = 13.5, p = 0.0002).
Erotic massage[edit | edit source]
Whereas female clients outnumber male clients at several ordinary spa massages, including the UK and Australia, at rates of more than two thirds, once the venue is of a sexual nature, you see a reverse of this dynamic, with male clients now vastly outnumbering female clients.
Faking orgasms[edit | edit source]
Studies have also shown a mismatch between verbally claimed female arousal, and devices such as vaginal photoplethysmographs which measure physical manifestations of their arousal (such as grool or blood flow). There is also substantial evidence of women faking orgasms (see female orgasm, female sneakiness and resources for orgasms)). Women's moaning might act as a mating call to incite male competition (see sexclamation), rather than as an expression of pleasure, or it may be a vestige of such behavior.
Fapathy[edit | edit source]
Overall, fapathy or the coccyx fallacy discusses the trope, which isn't uncommon, that sex is dispensable, and that sex isn't a right. In essence, the coccyx fallacy diminishes the status of sex to something which is akin to a visa waiver, something someone with a residency permit has access to.
Many people believe that sex is dispensable, although these same people are aware that using the term "dispensable" itself is unlikely to garner sympathy, as it seems too tactless and forthright. As such, these people use less blunt terminology to convey their thoughts. Instead, they'll use idioms such as "no one has a right to sex," "sex is a privilege," "you won't die if you don't have sex," or "so what if you're having a dry spell, get over it."
What do most of these people who use euphemistic terminology which in essence amounts to "sex is dispensable" have in common? Whenever you read the blogs, newspaper columns, forum threads, or vlogs of such people, they are almost always without exception female. These female journalists/writers never actually convey that they're female and purport to speak on behalf of humanity in general, i.e., for both sexes. If society was less obsessed with the "gender is a social construct" trope, or "the fairer sex and the sterner sex are the same" trope, then the discrepancy between the libidos of males and females might be less controversial.
Test for yourself. The next time you see someone trivializing the notion of sexual inactivity, check out the author's profile, handle, or pen-name. It is almost always a feminine name.
Female bisexuality[edit | edit source]
Some studies have shown that women who overtly claim to be straight, are shown to be otherwise, which may be related to their history as having lived in harems engaging in sexual activity with other women. This might mean women will spend their 'sexual energy' more often on either men and women. In contrast, men more exclusively spend theirs on women, meaning men receive less.
Female passivity[edit | edit source]
Women are overall much more passive maters. They rarely initiate relationships or sex. E.g., in one informal poll, most women (93%) preferred being asked out vs doing the asking. Conversely, 83% of men preferred doing the asking (d ≈ 2.5). This is one of the largest psychological sex differences and may be even larger due to feminist virtue signaling. Women may be claiming they are interested in sexual initiation because feminism tells they should be, in order to flout 'patriarchal norms.' Avoiding initiation enables women to reject suitors by blaming them for the sexual approach, so it is a strategy that directly derives from their greater choosiness that is predicted by their higher parental investment.
The reluctance to initiate may also show in their reluctance to give compliments or positive evaluations to random strangers. Compliments may be misunderstood as a sexual advance, which again would diminish women's ability to reject a male. For example, on Tinder, male subjects (super)liked 61.9% of the female evaluated profiles, while female subjects (super)liked only 4.5% of the male evaluated profiles (d ≈ 2.0). Similarly, women rate men much more rarely as attractive, both in online and offline dating (d = 1.0).
In a speed dating setting, men inferred more sexual interest from their conversation partners than women did (M 0.78±1.36, W −0.97±1.58, t(196) = 8.32, p < .001, N = 196, d ≈ 1.2), which may be related to men's a greater wishful thinking to get sex out of any opportunity, i.e., a more active sexuality. In another speed dating study, women chose only half as many partners as men (M 5.0, W 2.6). 36 percent of men and 11 percent of women did not get any proposal, suggesting women are twice as choosy.
Women's passivity implies that they desire men to overcome their coyness, i.e. men have to engage in a mild form of rape, which possibly also explains to women's rape fantasies which are prevalent in more than two thirds of women (see rape fantasies). It is integral to female sexuality. An informal survey of readers of the blog "Slate Star Codex" found of people who expressed a preference for BDSM, 71% of heterosexual men preferred the dominant role, compared to only 16% of heterosexual women (d = 1.5). In the "OKCupid questions dataset" (N > 11,000, qX is the question ID, heterosexuals only), the vast majority of women prefer their partner taking control during sex (F 86.0%, M 32.3%, d ≈ 1.54, q463). Women also prefer a dominant partner in a non-sexual sense 4.7x as often as men (F 36.5%, M 7.7%, d ≈ 1.08). Fewer women than men prefer a balanced relationship (F 61.2%, M 79.9%). Only 2.3% of women prefer a submissive partner (vs M 12.4%, q9668). Most women prefer being tied up during sex (F 61.4%, M 22.2%) vs. doing the tying (F 18.1%, M 54.0%, d ≈ 1.05). F 20.5% an M 23.8% avoid bondage all together (q29). Preference for masculinity as broad gender description (F 65.1%, M 8.3%) vs femininity (F 6.6%, M 74.7%). F 17.2% and M 11.6% have no preference (q82778). In two small surveys, men have also reported rape fantasies (10-20%), however, there is an important distinction to be made: Nearly all men are stronger than all women, which suggests men's fantasies are not really about being physically overwhelmed as that generally constitutes a physical impossibility. Rather, it may be curiosity or a mere desire to have the women take the 'active' role in terms of initiating sex for once.
Being more choosy maters, women require confirmation that the male is acceptable first, which they gather from social signals or information. For the survival of the offspring, it is important that the man can actually provide resources. 60% of women said they hoped a recent hookup would lead to a romantic relationship compared to only 13% of men, which on the one hand, points to a more promiscuous sexuality for men, but also to women's desire that the man puts forth costly signals of investment thus corroborating his future investment.
Women's passivity also shows in the manner they surrender to conquering groups of males, may be disloyal to their group, as they have the option to marry into the conquering group. Women also become aroused by viewing animal sex and other basic cues of sexual activity, presumably as a means of reflexively lubricating to reduce injuries or infections. Thus, there might have been selective pressure on overall sexual automaticity to any cues of sexual activities, which appears to be in line with women's overall more passive, obedient and agreeable character.
Important caveat: Women's fetishes for the dominant role could purely be about "testing" the male, thus diminishing the effect size as the measured aspects do not make the distinction whether the goal is actual dominance or just teasing or testing. Female sexual sadism will "always" have a playful character as women are physically too weak to dominate men.
Conversely, men's fetishes for the submissive role could largely be driven by curiosity or the convenience of not having to be active oneself. Further, social desirability biases could bias the figures above somewhat such that sex differences in active vs. passive roles may be grater than d = 2.5. Thus, this difference in preference for sexual dominance vs submission constitutes one of the largest psychological sex differences of all.
Grooling vs erections[edit | edit source]
The most reliable indication of female sexual arousal is whether she's grooling. The male counterpart for most reliable indicator of arousal is the erection. This is the case even though an erection is harder to hide. The frequency per day of the latter is higher than that of the former.
Happily single[edit | edit source]
Statistics show that married or coupled people on average have more sex than singletons. Despite this fact, research has shown that female singletons are happier than their female counterparts who have spouses. Since women prefer a romantic status that renders them into a less sexually active state, the necessary deduction from this research is that sex isn't that important for women - or at the very least, not as important as it is for men. Moreover, men more often report having sex is essential to feeling good about oneself by a difference of around 10% points.
Gay males[edit | edit source]
According to Baumeister (2001), gay men have more sex than their lesbian counterparts at all stages of relationships, whether the beginning, middle or end. Gay males more likely than lesbians are unfaithful (G 82% vs L 28%). In fact, many homosexuals have "tons" of sex partners. An Australian national phone survey project found even higher numbers, 10-15% reported >1000 sexual partners. Accordingly, the mean number of sex partners is also very high for male homosexuals compared to male heterosexuals (16.7 vs. 56.9). Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt (1990) suggested such male dominance/female surrender patterns may be rooted in ancient brain regions that humans share with lizards. He suggested the type of excessive, promiscuous and anonymous adult-male/adult-male homosexual behavior that is common among many homosexuals (see statistics) may have originated from the archaic vertebrate dominance-and-submission sexuality. For more statistics on male homosexuals, see the homosexuality article.
Lesbians[edit | edit source]
Lesbians, which constitute an all-female pairing, have no pregnancy to fear. Regardless, they were "inclined toward even less promiscuous lives than heterosexual women."  Completely 'dead bedrooms' are anecdotally particularly frequent in lesbian relationships.
Lesbian bed death[edit | edit source]
Lesbian bed death, also abbreviated to LBD, refers to a lack of sexual intercourse between lesbian couples in long-term relationships. It is a commonly remarked upon phenomenon. Research has found that lesbian couples report having infrequent sexual intercourse than heterosexual women, despite similar self-reported rates of sexual satisfaction. Some argue that this is because lesbian sexual intercourse is generally more intimate than heterosexual sexual intercourse and involved a higher frequency of behaviors involving oral sex that are more likely to induce orgasm in women.  Regardless of the cause, this phenomenon indicates that much of the sexual intercourse that occurs in heterosexual relationships is due to men's higher libido, as women need to provide men with sex to keep them sexually satisfied. The similar rates of sexual satisfaction among women in lesbian and heterosexual relationships also supports the argument that women's sex drive is generally sex urgent than men's, regardless of actual sexual frequency.
Internet forums[edit | edit source]
The various love-shy groups were threads on the website Yahoo wherein men and women lamented either sexlessness or romancelessness. Although currently inactive, the male equivalent had 2905 members, in contrast with the female equivalent which had only 48 members.
Masturbation[edit | edit source]
A study on Swedish high school seniors report (Driemeyer et al., 2017) found that boys masturbated at a rate of roughly 98.9% whilst girls did at a rate of 85.5%. This is a sex difference of about d = 1.2. There are similar sex differences among adults with males doing it more frequently than women, in all age ranges. A study by Niklas Langstrom in 2006 found that 65% of men had masturbated in the past month compared with 39% of women (d = .66). Even in steady heterosexual relationships, men masturbate "4 times" as often as women, mainly due to differences in sex drive (masturbation frequency M 2.02±5.37 vs. W 0.51±0.92). In the past 45 years, the sex difference in masturbation frequency has also not changed despite women's masturbation having become socially acceptable, arguably more socially acceptable than men's (M 5.1, F 1.4, N = 237 boys, N = 76 girls). The onset of masturbation also shows a difference with male onset of masturbation occurring more than a year earlier, (age 12.5) vs. (13.7). Males were more likely to fantasize whilst masturbating and orgasming. In a survey from the Netherlands in 2017, 25% of men, but only 8% of women masturbated multiple times a week.
Adding insult to injury, a 2022 study found masturbation is more complementary for women while it is more compensatory for men, meaning men masturbate more when they get no sex, while women complement their sexual activity with masturbation.
Male line-up[edit | edit source]
We know about what gets women grooling from research on the distribution of female ratings on various apps. One such app, OKCupid, produced startling results. Instead of a normal distribution curve, women rated the vast majority of men as unattractive, at a rate of 80%. In laymen's terms, the average woman looks at the average man at the median position of male attractiveness and thinks "thats kind of unfuckable."  This may be related to their intuition to avoid giving a compliment in a dating context. Because if the female initiates, she cannot metoo the guy as easily compared to when he initiates.
Porn consumption[edit | edit source]
At the largest porn site in the world, Pornhub, as of 2018, an average of 29% of its visitors were female, while 71% were male. The Pornhub data agrees with a survey from Australia, where 35% of women are viewing pornography occasionally or regularly, but 70% of men report watching porn occasionally or regularly. 45% of women vs 10% of men never watched it.
Porn conventions[edit | edit source]
Most visitors to porn conventions are male.
Penetrating vs receiving[edit | edit source]
Women's sexuality is fundamentally more passive due to the simple mechanical fact that they do not need to do the thrusting, nor maintain an erection, nor inject sperm, etc.
Prostitution[edit | edit source]
The clients of female sex workers are overwhelmingly male. Even the clients of male prostitutes are usually male.
In the US one finds 13.8% of men, but only 1.9% of women have ever paid for sex.
A survey of disabled people conducted by Disability Now magazine in 2005, found that 19% of women said they would see trained sex workers, but 63% of men.
Susceptibility to seduction[edit | edit source]
In both studies, men succumbed to the sexual temptations more than women, and this sex difference emerged because men experienced stronger impulses, not because they exerted less intentional control.
—Sex Differences in Succumbing to Sexual Temptations: A Function of Impulse or Control? Natasha D. Tidwell, 2013
Sex-sells advertisement[edit | edit source]
The economic model of the western world is largely based upon capitalism, where essentially profit is God. Advertising agencies are arguably among the most knowledgeable entities concerning the consumer theory of 'supply and demand". These firms and companies wouldn't waste their precious money and time circulating advertisements if they knew its culmination doesn't result in financial profit.
This capitalistic wiliness regarding endemic male sexual desperation is particularly apparent in the case of dating advertisements. In the same way that its common knowledge that men are on average taller than women, it is also common knowledge that dating advertisements primarily consist of potential male clients being targeted with women as the prize. The reason why the reverse is not the case (with women being targeted as clients of potential male suits) is due to the law of supply and demand; the demand for men from women is simply not as high as the reverse.
Sexbots[edit | edit source]
Some analysts have described sexbots as a development stemming from a sex deficit. According to Catherine Hakim, a greater proportion of males experience a sex deficit in their lives in comparison to women. A survey in Germany found that men were more than twice as likely as women to be interested in having sex with a sexbot, which as the aforementioned analysis suggests, insinuates that the sex deficit is experienced in greater numbers by male Germans than female Germans.
Sexual disgust[edit | edit source]
Women have a much higher sexual disgust, which can fall apart from shielding against rape by ugly men, be seen as an adaptation in response to their higher susceptibility to STDs due to the pocket shape of their external sex organs.
Sexual regret[edit | edit source]
Men are eight times as likely to regret passing up casual sex (28.9% M, 3.6% W). Even in the most gender-egalitarian countries, women are 1.68 times as likely to regret having engaged in casual sex (20.4% M, 34.2% W). I.e. women have higher action regret, while men have higher inaction regret. Interestingly, women do not change their sociosexual behavior at all in response to having made regretful experiences, which may mean they lie about their regret or that causal-sex-positive social pressures continue to drive them into it, with their overall (sexual) behavior being more malleable by such pressures as Roy Baumeister found.
Sexual thoughts[edit | edit source]
According to a trial by Fisher (2012), published in the Journal of Sex Research, men think about sex on average 34 times a day, whilst women thought about it 19 times a day, i.e. men on average think 1.8 times as often about sex. A Kinsey Institute study found that 54% of men think about sex daily (or several times daily), while only 19% of women did the same (d = .98), though the result by Fisher is more reliable because it was counted with a tally counter. The Danish project SEXUS found 33% of men and 9% of women have felt sexual desire at least once a day (d = .9).
Provided that men have a much more active love style, and men rather approach women than vice-versa, it can be assumed that men think more about how to get sex, whereas women think about whom to choose as a partner and how to avoid unwanted partners.
The following were self-reported levels of libido from an ethnically varied sample of 676 women and men.
... men reported experiencing a higher overall level of sexual desire than did women. Sex differences also were found with respect to frequency of sexual desire. Men reported experiencing sexual desire more often than did women and when asked to estimate the actual frequency with which they experienced desire, men's estimated frequency (37 times per week) was significantly higher than women's (9 times per week).
—Sex Differences and Similarities in Frequency and Intensity of Sexual Desire, Authors: Regan, Pamela C.; Atkins, Leah 2006
Smartphone apps[edit | edit source]
Borderline sexually suggestive content on smartphone apps have usages at up to 73% male.
Social experiment[edit | edit source]
Experimental vlogs[edit | edit source]
There were street social experiments made by the Youtube channel "whatever." Here a reasonably attractive man and woman each asked members of the opposite sex for a hook-up under similar conditions. The woman received 30 yays, 70 nays, while the guy got 0 yays and 100 nays.
See also chadfishing.
Controlled environment[edit | edit source]
One study on a college campus by conventionally attractive people asked students the following question "I've been noticing you around campus and I think you're attractive. Would you like to go to bed with me tonight?" More than three-quarters of the male respondents said yes, whilst none of the female respondents said yes.
Status drive and risk taking[edit | edit source]
Men are more status-driven, e.g. men are more likely to help if providing help is considered a heroic act (d = .75) and they enjoy competition more (d = .8).  Boys and young men have a higher mortality rate than girls due to fatal accidents, risk taking etc. Since sex is somewhat risky and access to sex is negotiated via social dominance, this should imply a higher and more active (rather than passive) sexual motivation in men.
Tantric[edit | edit source]
As of 2019, in the capitalist free-market city of Berlin, sometimes reputed as the birthplace of tantric massages, the venues for availability of the male version (20), lingam massages, outnumbers the venues for the female version, yoni massages (6), by 14 places. The level of availability of a particular service is a hint at demand, especially so in a capitalist society; in this case, male demand is far higher than female demand.
Transgender[edit | edit source]
The administration of androgens to females was clearly associated with an increase in aggression proneness, sexual arousability, and spatial ability performance. In contrast, it had a deteriorating effect on verbal fluency tasks. The effects of cross-sex hormones were just as pronounced in the male-to-female group upon androgen deprivation: anger and aggression proneness, sexual arousability and spatial ability decreased, whereas verbal fluency improved.
—Gender differences in behaviour: activating effects of cross-sex hormones. Van Goozen SH, 1995
Transmen[edit | edit source]
Women who have transitioned to men (transmen) had reported a higher libido in comparison to their sex drives when they were women.
Transwomen[edit | edit source]
The reverse is the case for transwomen. For transwomen, their libido decreases as they transition to becoming a woman.
Testosterone[edit | edit source]
The primary sex hormone for both men and women is testosterone. The reference range for testosterone levels among men is between 300 to 900 ng/dl, and for women, the range is much lower at 12 to 60 ng/dl. Testosterone is highly important for maintaining sexual drive in both sexes, with deficiencies in this hormone being associated with pathological low-libido (hyposexuality) in both men and women. These sex differences in total T levels also do not take into account that much of the actions of sex hormones in the body are limited by sex-hormone-binding-globulin, which binds to sex hormones such as testosterone and estrogen and renders them largely inert. Levels of SHBG are 50% lower in men than women, meaning that the typical difference in bioavailable testosterone between the sexes is even larger than the above figure would indicate.
Unit for unit, it seems the administration of testosterone exerts more of an influence on female sexuality than a similar amount would for a man. Some argue this means that men's greater testosterone levels cannot explain their higher libido vis-à-vis women's. Others respond, however, that the fact that women with conditions that unnaturally elevate their testosterone to levels beyond the reference range for women, such as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), often report having insatiable libidos still indicates that testosterone plays a large role in determining sex difference in libido.
Critics of this position would likely argue that such illnesses are pathological in nature and that the increase in libido experienced here is caused by women's sensitivity to testosterone being higher than a man's for things such as libido and that, thus such conditions are not valid analogues of how women's libido would respond if they were denuded of their apparent higher sensitivity to the actions of testosterone in this regard. This specific adaption would likely function to provide women with a sufficient libido with lower testosterone levels than a man while also preventing the androgenization that high serum levels of testosterone would cause.
Virginity[edit | edit source]
For women, virginity is generally a good thing as men invest their resources in the woman and hence prefer pristine partners who are unlikely to have a pregnancy from another man (also low chance of STDs). Conversely, both women and men engage in virgin-shaming of men. Hence, women have a greater motivation to not have sex and men have a higher motivation to have sex.
Visuality[edit | edit source]
Men are far more visually attracted to any given woman on average. There are, for example, countless magazines, websites, forums dedicated towards providing visual sexual stimulation for men, but such media are rare for women. This sex difference likely arises, once again, from Bateman's principle in that men benefit from promiscuous sex with many partners, whereas the opposite is true for women. As women are choosy and passive, men need to compete and become active in order to get sex. Hence, it is a fitness advantage for men if women capture their full attention on sight. Hence, there was selective pressure for men to become sexually aroused in any given situation in which there is a sexually willing or coercible female, that pornographic media capitalize upon.
In addition to that, men have selected women to be ornamented with beautiful curves and have evolved exaggerated sexual preference for this ornament, both by runaway selection. This provides additional pleasure when viewing females.
From this, many mistakenly draw the conclusion that women would not care about looks. It simply requires much better ornament to overcome women's trade-off regarding parental investment and genetic quality of the partner, so much fewer men fulfill the standards for arousing immediate sexual interest. Women certainly look for flaws in visual appearance, so they do care about it, but more in a negative way.
Violent snapping[edit | edit source]
Sexlessness and violence[edit | edit source]
There are far more known cases of violently lashing out at sexlessness in men than in women through methods such as suicide. There are rare female exceptions, such as Christine Chubbuck in 1974. Men on the other hand, regularly kill themselves as a by-product of not being able to get laid, such as Wilkes McDermid.
Eastern world[edit | edit source]
All you need to do to see how insane the male libido can be is looking at the 72 virgin stereotype of Muslim men who engage in a suicidal military mission to eventually make it to heaven in order to get sex with attractive women from another dimension. History books and even show aggrandized versions of this killing-one-self-for-celestial-pleasures, where at times, entire army units enter the fray.
In more modern times, a particularly pertinent example of such incentives being particularly salient to young men who join terrorist organizations is the case of the Palestinian terrorist group Black September. This group was most well known for slaughtering members of the Israeli Olympics team at the 1972 Munich Olympic games, after a horrendously botched hostage rescue operation by the West German police.
When this organization's violent deeds started to become a liability to their overlords, the Palestinian political party, Fatah, they decided that the group had to be liquidated. Due to the organizations (Black September's) bloodthirsty nature and the suicidal courage of its footsoldiers, it was decided that instead of killing them, a better plan to disband the group was needed. 
Specifically, the members (the group was all male) were given semi-arranged (Fatah basically played match-maker) marriages with 'attractive young women', and a (fairly modest) stipend of money, with further incentives; including a larger sum of money and an apartment if they agreed to marry the women, to buy them off and allow them to provide for their new brides.
Given these marriages in place, the members now had 'something to lose' by continuing their terrorist activities, this plan was remarkably effective at dissolving the organization.
Thus, demonstrating that one of the most frequent motivations for men to join such groups is the state of inceldom or intense sexual frustration, at least subconsciously (possibly being rooted in evolutionary biology.)
This does not necessarily mean that that inceldom makes its sufferers inherently violent, but perhaps those prone to violence will see such proclivities enhanced by sexual frustration. It is clear that the male libido is so strong it will make some men go to extreme lengths in an attempt to satiate it.
Video chats[edit | edit source]
Webcamming[edit | edit source]
Most visitors to webcamming sites dedicated to stripteasing and dirty talk are male.
Willingness to face jail[edit | edit source]
There is a sentencing disparity in western legal systems whereby men face stiffer legal penalties for sex crimes. Sentences are longer, and male prisons are more dangerous, especially for sex offenders who need protective custody, at times facing guards who "turn a blind eye." Despite this measure of amplified male ruin for committing crimes, male sex offenders outnumber female sex offenders in every underage category, from pedophilic, hebephilic and ephebophilic offenses. Male offenders also outnumber female offenders in forced acts of intercourse with an adult who refused, with the US Bureau of Justice Statistics claiming that 99% of rapists are male. Other crimes such as incest show similar disparities, with 90 to 97% of convicted incestuals in the USA being male.
Workload[edit | edit source]
Its common knowledge that one of the biggest killers of the libido is a large workload. Occupations that involve physically strenuous tasks (such as construction work) are largely an emblem of male-dominated professions. This indicates that there may be large untapped reserves of libido that remain masked since this energy and testosterone is being diverted by society to jettison onto wagecuck endeavors.
Feminist, environmentalist, and "non Western" counter arguments against women's lower libido[edit | edit source]
The prominent belief held in the western world concerning greater male libido than women, which is reflected in the presuppositional framework of evolutionary psychology and its (largely-western or western-educated) researchers, has been argued by several cultural anthropologists to represent a historical and cultural aberration. They argue that in Western civilization, the concept of a higher male sex drive was not the standard belief before the Victorian era, when quotes like William Acton's infamous opinion that the "majority of women (happily for them) are not troubled by sexual feelings of any kind" became the standard view of the western medical and scientific establishment.
In fact, even in the 19th century, while writers like Acton or Kraft-Ebbing were highly influential and eventually came to predominate in modern stereotypes of Victorian times, they were not terribly representative of the era. This ties in with claims evolutionary psychology is influenced by not only a Western bias, with claims about 'human universals' being substantially coloured by that cultural context,  but also by a biased narrow interpretation of that tradition.
While it is true that even the pre-20th century writers in western societies who allowed women sexual feeling, generally presumed it was lower in women than in men, this was in itself generally unusual the further back in history one goes. Another example is that in medieval times in Europe women were often characterized as being more lust-prone than men, though an aspect of this must be ascribed to contemporary Christian views of women representing a locus of sexual temptation for men. Claims of greater female libidinous were also used to justify their general subordination to men. It was proposed, as some traditionalists argued in later times, that female sexuality was so insatiable and chaotic that civilization would collapse if it was not restrained. This is echoed in modern times by some manosphere figures who portray female sexuality as highly rapacious and in need of control by society, but they argue that women only sexually respond to high-value men or is otherwise heavily skewed towards response to only an sexually desirable elite subset of the male population.
This medieval Christian characterisation of female sexuality was also reflected in other major world religions of the era. In medieval Islam, for instance, there was something of a cultural obsession with both female orgasm and simultaneous orgasm in particular based on two important theories (both of which are rejected by the modern scientism that infuses evolutionary psychology): 1) the belief that female sexual climax and ejaculation were necessary for the conception of children (the so-called "two seed theory", which is found in many primitve tribal cultures across the globe from the Amazon Rainforest to sub-Saharan Africa) and 2) the belief, articulated in Al-Ghazali but based on various Islamic ahadith literature, that a sexually unsatisfied woman would create chaos and harm not only herself but society as a whole. A prominent sahih hadith narrated by Hanbali jurist Ibn Quduma warns of the disaster of sexual intercourse without foreplay, lest "you experience your desire before she does", and prominent medieval Islamic sources agree that women have a much more difficult time regulating their own sexual arousal than men do. This leads to the concept of fitna, or disorder, which occurs when a woman has unfulfilled sexual desires that result in adultery or general quarrelsomeness. Based on this Islamic paradigm, modern feminism could be seen as a natural result of the previous two centuries of the West suppressing female sexuality and sexual pleasure, thus leading to exactly the chaotic and rebellious behavior of sexually frustrated women that medieval Islamic literature would predict.
If this is not evidence enough, it is actually stunning (and no doubt terrifying to bourgeois researchers on both the sexual restrictionist feminist pinkpill and purplepill "anti-feminist" evolutionary psychology spectrum) to note that the broad cultural consensus is that women experience greater sexual pleasure than males. This runs wholly counter to much of the emotionally-charged worldview represented by Donald Symon's in tome The Evolution of Human Sexuality, who deliberately misinforms his readers about foreplay and female orgasm in pre-industrial societies by citing dubious research, while deliberately ignoring Gwen J. Broude's research which had been conducted a few years earlier using the Standard Cross-Cultural Sample, which found that sexual foreplay and mutual enjoyment were present in most non-western human cultures for which we have data. Thus, we have ridiculous claims like "sex is something that women have and men want" and the notion that women only experience a "passive orgasm" (whatever the hell that means), a western and Freudian view, juxtaposed against the claims of the Islamic hadith (collected by Al-Bayhaqi) which states that female sexual pleasure is "99 times" that of a man, or the ancient Hindu proverb that stated that a "woman's passion in love is eight times" that of a man. In fact, non-western philosophies have typically seen female sexuality as a potentiality which is difficult to fully unlock, but which, when liberated, becomes all-powerful and all-consuming, much stronger than that of a male. This is commonly practiced in Hindu and Buddhist Tantra, as well as Taoism, all of which share the common redpill/manosphere notion of sexuality as domination by alpha chads over a woman.
Epistemic critiques of evolutionary psychology[edit | edit source]
In other words, the lower sex drive attributed to women by modern society, but curiously not by pre-modern western OR eastern civilizations, seems to be a function largely of confirmation bias by scientists and researchers who have taken dogmatic positions (such as the reliability of evolutionary psychology, itself a highly controversial and disputed field within evolutionary research), and are eager to interpret data and design studies in order to confirm their findings in a sort of feedback loop. What is worse, most are not aware of their own biases and presuppositions, and erroneously believe that they are arguing in some sort of theory-neutral paradigm of empiricism and objectivity, when in fact such a paradigm does not exist and all human interpretation involves subjectivity, bias and preconceptions. This makes the continued slew of evidence for female passitivity in sexuality, rather than an overwhelming crescendo of self-evident realities being affirmed over and over, instead a highly risky and dangerous ideology resting on poor scientific data, claims that are difficult if not impossible to test, and shoddy self-report data vulnerable to social desirability bias and other inaccuracies.
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For instance, it is absolutely true (and the wisdom of the past would agree) that women are publicly much more coy and shy about revealing their sexuality than men are; which would lead to less reported interest in sex and greater alleged satisfaction with a celibate life. It has been remarked by numerous researchers that it is virtually impossible to get an accurate impression from women on their own sexuality in most cultures, as most will lie or refuse to answer for fear of looking like whores. Thus, they argue such instruments such as the "Female Sexual Function Index" produces implausibly high numbers of asexual or sexually dysfunctional women in non-western cultures, simply because of the conservative sex norms and women's unwillingness to reveal internal aspects of their sexual lives. Such flaws and limitations of research would not be lost on the medieval and ancient sources who describe women as possessing great sexual potency. Since in most traditional societies, and even in the modern west, women are known to be competitive and gossip-minded towards each other, a woman who gives into her great lust would be known as a slut and might suffer great social consequences. This becomes a serious issue for evaluating the accuracy of self-reports on asexuality, sexual interest and libido.
Another related problem is that even if women could be proven to be sexually disinterested in comparison with men, this does not necessarily follow that it is due to lower libido or drive, but rather the inability of the average, poorly-educated beta male to fulfill women's desire (or perhaps even to control himself long enough to avoid ejaculation). It has been observed throughout history that women often display a marked dispassion or displeasure towards sexual relations not because of a fear or hatred of sexuality in itself, but as a learned response to chronic sexual frustration. Thus, women may become frigid because of societal reasons, rather than any sort of inborn temperament.
Much of the data on women's supposedly lower sexual drive seems to be cherry-picked and can be disputed by other data. For instance, the common notion that men watch more pornographic material than women is only true if one excludes non-visual pornography; when literary erotica like Fifty Shades of Grey is added, women appear to consume just as much if not more than men. Even the oft-repreated assertion that men masturbate more often than women can be disputed; it is possible that women are just more likely to lie and claim they do not masturbate, and equally it can be stated that males may have more frequent sexual urges, but those of females are much deeper and in greater need of satisfaction. This latter opinion appears frequently in both Islam and Taoism.
It should be noted that numerous false claims about female sexuality have been abandoned over the course of the last fifty years. Among these are the oft-repeated (but culturally constructed) myths that female ejaculation does not exist,, that women can experience only clitoral orgasms, female sexuality as merely an evolutionary byproduct of male orgasm similar to male nipples,, and the claim that sexual release has the effect of tiring and exhausting men but does not have the same effect on women In every one of these cases, the result has been a return to what everybody knew prior to the construction of the distinctly modern schema of sexuality as primarily a male phenomenon.
Memes and art[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
- Bateman's principle
- Sexual envy
- Pussy cartel
- Scientific Blackpill
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