Exactly How Long Should Sex Last?


When it comes to what you like in the bedroom, it’s different strokes for different folks (literally). Some people like it rough, and some people like candles and “love-making.” Some want it every day, twice a day, and some want it, well, never. But no matter how you like it, or how often, one of the biggest components of sex is how long his schlong is it should last.

According to Hollywood and every skeezy book we’ve ever read, you want sex to last all. night. long. You want him over and over and over again, and if you’re able to walk the next day, you did it wrong. Except ready for the kicker? I would rather fucking die than have sex all night. And I know my friends feel the same way. So what’s right? What’s the perfect amount of time to be knocking boots and rolling in the hay? According to a recent study, it should be about five and a half minutes. Shocked? Me too.

From The Conversation:

So what did the researchers find? The most striking result is that there was a huge amount of variation. The average time for each couple (that is, averaged across all the times they had sex) ranged from 33 seconds to 44 minutes. That’s an 80-fold difference.

So it’s clear there’s no one “normal” amount of time to have sex. The average (median, technically) across all couples, though, was 5.4 minutes. This means that if you line up the 500 couples from shortest sex to longest sex, the middle couple goes for an average of 5.4 minutes each time they do it.

Now, as you can see, preferences range from half a minute to 45. But the average amount of time for full-on penetration? Just five and a half minutes. Which on one hand, sounds like the guy has ED. But on the other hand, might not only be accurate AF but might actually be the perfect amount of time. A little (read: a lot of) foreplay, a few oral-induced orgasms for you, the five-ish minutes of sex-related cardio before turning on Netflix and getting eating pizza in bed. Depressing relationship or total #goals? That’s for you and your vagina to decide.

Whichever side you’re on, find someone who has the same preferences, and stamina, as you. It doesn’t matter if you’re going until the sun comes up or just during the commercial breaks. As long as you’re getting to the same happy ending, it doesn’t matter how long it takes.

[via The Conversation}

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Rachel Varina

(yeahokaywhat) Aspiring to be the next Tina Fey, Rachel spends her free time doing nothing to reach that goal. While judging people based on how they use "they're" vs. "there" on social media, she likes eating buffalo chicken dip, watching other people's Netflix, and wearing sweatpants way more than is socially acceptable.

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