Sex takes 3 to 13 minutes
This story may help people who are discovering their new sexuality in recovery. Recovery from alcoholism, addiction, gambling and co-dependency is a journey of discovery of self. And, self includes ones sexuality.
Maybe men had it right all along: It doesn’t take long to be satisfied in bed.
A survey of sex therapists concluded the optimal amount of time for sexual intercourse was 3 to 13 minutes. The findings, to be published in the May issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine, strike at the notion that endurance is the key to a great sex life.
If that sounds like good news to you, don’t cheer too loudly. The time does not count foreplay, and the therapists did rate sexual intercourse that lasts from 1 to 2 minutes as “too short.”
- Time doesn’t count foreplay; 1 to 2 minutes rated too short
- Study found average time for sexual intercourse was 7.3 minutes
- No need to think that one should last forever.