When I was a young man…say 15, my thoughts often turned to sex. I would estimate 98.9% of my brain was devoted to the fantasy and possibility of having sex. This used to worry me until I read somewhere that this was normal.

The other small percentage of my brain was used to keep my digestive track, heart, and lungs working…..along with blinking my eyes.

By 18 that percentage had dropped significantly to 97.9%. The other 1 % was devoted to my new friend alcohol.

At age 23 I was married and yes….my thoughts were of sex but now it was down to a dismal 97% of brain capacity. I had a job now so I devoted some of my brain to work.

Now at 53 and almost 54 I would say I now think about sex frequently (more than 50%) but honestly I am almost at the point where I have to be in the mood to have sex. This kind of scares me.

I have a lot of spare brain capacity and this is new to me. Don’t get me wrong…my wife is as sexy as ever to me.

But it occurred to me this evening when I was driving from Chicago to Indy and listening to “A Prairie Home Companion” on PBS and feeling perfectly happy…that my mind was devoid of any sexual thought. Weird it was. Yet I was satisfied.

Is this the way women feel most of the time? Do I need dude counseling? Am I getting old and withered?


terri said...

This goes against protocol, because we women don't like to let you men in on our secrets, but since I consider you a good friend, I'm going to share. Women think about sex... a LOT. I can't even tell you what percentage of my brain is absorbed with sex, but I'd say it's pretty high up there. I even had a pretty sexual dream last night, but it wasn't my husband in the dream(Don't tell him!) But, we have to keep you guys guessing, so we act like we don't think about it much.

Reggie Hunnicutt said...

Dammit. You are such a woman and tease. You revealed no secrets.

Unknown said...

I'm 30, married, with a 2 year old and one on the way.

I am at about 94%!!!!

Jay said...

Garrison Keillor usually drives the thought of sex out of my brain too. It's normal. ;-)

Peach Pod said...

I agree with Jay. I've had the same thing happen to me when listening the Garrison. Its like an audio drug.

Rock Chef said...

I am worried about you. 50%? Not good! Go much further and you might as well become a monk! :-)

Reggie Hunnicutt said...

I know! You get it.

Judy said...

Reggie you are so funny!!