After having a steamy intercourse, many of us wonder ‘how long does sex normally last’?
Now, Dr Brendan Zietsch, a psychologist from the University of Queensland, has sought to answer this pressing question.
In an article for The Conversation, he examined all the latest research – and found penetration can last from 33 seconds to 44 minutes when an average is taken of all the times each couple has sex.
The average time across different couples was 5.4 minutes.
Here, Dr Zietsch explains his findings, including whether wearing a condom or if the man is circumcised makes any difference…
According to the Dailymail:
If you’re a non-scientist, you might have once asked yourself, propped against the bedhead after disappointingly quick intercourse, how long does sex ‘normally’ last?
A scientist, though, would phrase the same question in an almost comically obscure way: What is the mean intravaginal ejaculation latency time?
I 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.
Dr Brendan Zietsch recounted a study in which 500 couples were armed with a stopwatch and asked to press the button (of the clock) when the unspeakable act begun and then tap it again when the man experiences his magical moment.
“That is as practically awkward as it sounds: participants pressed ‘start’ at penile penetration and ‘stop’ at ejaculation,” he added.
“You may note this could affect the mood somewhat, and might perhaps not exactly reflect the natural flow of things.
“But science is rarely perfect, and this is the best we’ve got.”
This study found that sexy time lasts anywhere between 33 seconds and 44 minutes, with the median time coming in at 5.4 minutes.