A couple weeks ago, I ran across a research paper that inadvertently answered one of those awkward questions that so few people get the chance to talk about: How long does the average man last in bed? You see, these researchers were actually studying premature ejaculation. To do so, they recruited about random heterosexual couples from The Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, the UK, and the US and asked them to track the duration of their sexual encounters using a timer and diary.
InKanye West successfully halted the distribution of a sex tape reportedly depicting him in flagrante with a Kim Kardashian look-alike. Seriously, the guy takes no breaks. Almost Sting-like.
Photograph: Getty. Any advice? Sex with a new person is exciting and nerve-racking and a host of other feelings and sensations that might make them orgasm quickly.
Who isn't fascinated by sex survey findings? But in the case of the recent millennial sex survey — results revealed a shocking lack of guidance for young people over their sexual concerns. The most common sexual problem that caused distress among men was reaching a climax too quickly 4. For women, it was not having an orgasm at all 6.
You came here looking for an answer, and an answer I will give you: Sex should last one hour, 34 minutes, and 22 seconds—the exact runtime of Wayne's World. Shyeah, right! Marathon sex sessions are used as a measurement of just how steamy an evening was.
So, how many minutes of sex are enoughand how many are too few? In an article for The ConversationalistDr. Brendan Zietsch, a psychologist from the University of Queensland, writes about what he has learned researching how long heterosexual couples report penetrative sex actually lasts.
Not too short, not too long, but just right. So how long does a typical sex session last for most people? Some people who replied could have included foreplay in their response, while others might have thought the question meant strictly penetration.
Yes, it does seem as if everyone at the all-boys high school and the methadone clinic is complaining of little else. I know what you're thinking: If only we had the perceptions of 34 Canadian and American sex therapists on this. Well, good thing we do. For the more ambitious, seven to 13 minutes was considered a "desirable" length for intercourse.
A scientist, though, would phrase the same question in an almost comically obscure way: What is the mean intravaginal ejaculation latency time? Measuring an average time to ejaculation is not a straightforward matter. What about just asking people how long they takeyou say?