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Glamour 1000 Men Survey Reveals Money, Sex, Relationship Thoughts


First Posted: 01/11/12 09:09 PM ET Updated: 01/12/12 02:37 PM ET

The headline-grabbing finding of Glamour magazine's annual "1000 Men" survey released online Monday was that 31 percent of men admitted to masturbating at work. The other findings, while not as, well, gross, provide some noteworthy insights into the male brain circa 2012.

"Once you get past the sort of OMG sexual statistics, it's actually [surprising] how relatively enlightened guys are," Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive told The Huffington Post. This survey "is different from the first ones the magazine did in the '90s. Here you have a generation of guys pretty unfazed if hit on by a gay friend or acquaintance. The vast majority are totally fine voting for a woman for president, not that into the whole breast implant thing, and have also taken on some sort of traditionally female grooming ritual, which I think we can agree is a good thing for the world."

In other words, Leive said, "The American guy is not hopeless," but the survey "did make me stock up on Purell for the office."

For more on what men absolutely don't want women to joke about, which male fashion trends they would try, their favorite sex position and more, check out the full survey.


SLIDESHOW: 7 things we learned from Glamour's 2012 1000 Men Survey

Men REALLY Care About Money
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Thirty-six percent of men surveyed said their biggest fear was poverty, compared with 23 percent who said their greatest fear was death. Almost as many men (31 percent) cited money as the thing they think about most each day as answered sex (38 percent), and 46 percent said that when they're hesitant to commit to a relationship, it's because they want to be making more money before they settle down.

Cindi Leive, Glamour editor-in-chief, said she thinks this preoccupation "is definitely the recession talking. These are guys for whom poverty is not some abstract hypothetical thing."

It's not terribly surprising, then, that 84 percent said they wouldn't be bothered if their wives or girlfriends made $100,000 more than they did.

"These days how crazy would you have to be to be offended by a woman out-earning you?" Leive asked.

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