05/20/2013 01:04 pm ET Updated May 20, 2013

Men Want Sex More Than Women? Commonly Assumed, Not Necessarily True

Men always want sex more than women.

That's one of the pervasive cliches that HuffPost Live host Caitlyn Becker explored in a segment this week. Joining Caitlyn were writers Stephen Dierks and Madison Moore from Thought Catalog, who discussed that site's recent piece on the most frustrating gender myths, and writer Gloria Roheim McRae, who runs My Kinda Woman, a blog about what it means to be a man or woman today.

We already know that plenty of women crave sex more than the men in their lives. Earlier this month, we published reflections from 13 women who have higher sex drives than their male parters' -- and they aren't alone.

Dierks suggested that the myth of men constantly wanting sex more is propagated by television and movies, noting that if we see this dynamic over and over again on-screen -- men chasing sex, women refusing -- we are more likely to expect it in real life.

The conversation also touched on the fact that women with strong sex drives aren't the only ones disadvantaged by the idea that men want it more. "It's a lot of pressure on a guy," McRae said.

Watch the clip above to see what else the participants had to say, and check out the full HuffPost Live segment here.



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