Do you think it’s difficult to assess if the sexual act took as long as it should? Now science has the answer to how long a sexual intercourse takes on average. When you are in full action with hot moments, it can be difficult to assess how long it really takes. But now the researchers have found the answer.
There’s nothing like listening to friends bragging about their endless sexual sessions when you and your partner routinely tap out around 5 minutes. Or, on the flip side, hearing that your friends orgasm rapid-fire when for you it takes so long you sometimes want to give up. So what do you do when you find yourself wondering how your time in the sack stacks up? Studies have made the math for you, so you and your partner can just go ahead and focus on feeling good.
We know there’s a lot more to sex than putting the penis into the vagina and ejaculating, but the rest is not always easy to define (kissing? Rubbing? Grinding?). To keep things simple and specific, we’ll just focus on the time to ejaculation. Measuring an average time to ejaculation is not a straightforward matter. What about just asking people how long they take. Well, there are two main problems with this. One is that people are likely to be biased upwards in their time estimates, because it’s socially desirable to say you go long into the night.
The other problem is that people don’t necessarily know how long they go for. Sex isn’t something people normally do while monitoring the bedside clock, and unassisted time estimation may be difficult during a transportative session of love-making.
The average man last 6 minutes in bed and the average time before orgasm was about 6 minutes, and ranged from a blissful 6 seconds to a marathon-paced 53 minutes. The majority of men lasted between 4 to 11 minutes, with anyone lasting longer than 21 minutes being considered an outlier.
A study based on 500 couples from 5 different countries (UK, US, Netherlands, Spain and Turkey) states that there is a big difference in how long a sexual intercourse takes. The fastest ones are finished in about half a minute, while the longest can last for up to 40 minutes. In the study, the couples started the timer by penetration and stopped it by ejaculation. Foreplay is omitted from the study. For four weeks, the couples had to have a stopwatch in bed.
It turned out that a sexual intercourse takes on average 5 minutes and 25 seconds. And there is a big difference in how long the men can last, depending on how old they are. String contrary to what many think, it’s the young ones who last the longest. However, the researchers found no difference in performance if condoms were used or not, or if the man was circumcised.
There were also no appreciable differences in which country the couples were from, except for the couples from Turkey, who only lasted for 3 minutes and 40 seconds on average.