Survey: How long does the average sex last?

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Harry Fish, the author of "The New Naked: The Ultimate Sex Education for Grown-Ups", claims that "43 percent of men end the sexual act too quickly." How fast? Within two minutes, he says.

This appears to be bad news for the partners of these men and good news for the posthumous reputations of Alfred Kinsley, whose research in the XNUMXs and XNUMXs showed that as many as three-quarters of men typically ejaculate within two minutes.

Fish, while researching for his book, found that 43 percent of people had sex for less than two minutes, 27 percent for three to seven minutes, 18 percent for 7 to 15 minutes, while only 12 percent of couples said that their sex, that is, the penetration itself, lasts from 15 minutes to several hours.

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Interestingly, such a condition bothers men more than women. For the purposes of one of their studies, Andrea Miller и Sandra Byers from the University of New Brunswick, Canada interviewed 152 heterosexual couples in 2004 about their "actual and desired duration of foreplay and intercourse." The persons surveyed covered a wide range of ages – from 21 to 77 years old, but also types of relationships – from a 6-month partnership to a 50-year partnership.

Miller and Byers found that men had significantly longer ideal durations than their female partners. It is true that for both sexes the "ideal" length of both foreplay and intercourse was much longer than the actual length. But the results suggest that men are more dissatisfied with this status quo.

Fish also points out that two minutes is "too fast for the average woman to orgasm with vaginal penetration alone." The good news is that, according to Fish, the average duration is 7,3 minutes – just 4 minutes short of the "ideal time" for women.

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