In a study by two scientists, Eric Corty and Jenay Guardiani, from the Pennsylvania State University in the United States, good sex does not necessarily have to last for hours. In fact, they said it could last for minutes. They noted that satisfactory sexual intercourse should actually be between three and 13 minutes.
Some sex experts are of the view that when sex lasts anything longer than ten minutes, it is a statistical anomaly! Some of the confusion about how long sex should last derives from the way we conceive the act.
Other sex experts reveal that durability during sex depends on the mood. They cite instances when you have had a bad day at the office and you get home late and tired. When you try to have sex your mind is just not there and you cannot get an erection. Your partner asks if there is something wrong and without realising that the problem is nothing more than stress, you try to do the impossible and force yourself into performing. It doesn’t work. The next time you try and have sex, you are reminded of what happened the last time, which only makes you fail again.
Importantly, sex experts advise that in order to have a good sex life, you can talk honestly to your partner from time to time about it in addition to any other issues that may arise. This especially softens the pressure and mood. Also, there are those who do not understand the preoccupation some have with ‘how long’. Some sex experts say it has never been about quantity, but all about quality. So, how long sex really lasts clearly does not matter. They explain that when it comes to the heat of the moment, pleasure has no number.
The length of time a man spends having fun surprisingly is never as long as you would love to imagine most of the time according to research. And generally, it seems men’s prowess in the bedroom is often exaggerated according to a statistics expert, Randy Olson.
Dr. Olsen is a Senior Data Scientist at the University of Pennsylvania, where he develops state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms with a focus on biomedical applications; he expatiates on this matter with data from a study carried out by a team of researchers. This was a study which was ‘A Five-nation Survey to Assess the Distribution of the Intra-vaginal Ejaculatory Latency Time among the General Male Population’, published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine.
At the end of it all, it was discovered that the average man lasted just about 6 minutes before orgasming. The reality is that the average man lasts between 4 – 11 minutes as shown by the research. Anyone lasting up to about 21 minutes was said to be considered an ‘outlier’ which is an extreme deviation from the mean.