Optimum Sex Length: 3 to 13 Minutes?
Recent studies suggest that men might have been correct all this time! Women can be satisfied in bed in a short time! The study carried out by sex therapists have revealed that the optimum length of sexual intercourse is from 3 to 13 minutes. This discovery was published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. So these results are now conflicting with the traditional ideas that longer intercourse lead to a great sex life. But don’t get too excited yet, because this time limit does not include prelude. And these therapists have labeled sexual intercourse lasting for a minute or too as “too short”.
One of the researchers Eric Corty has stated that he hopes people won’t think anymore that lasting forever is the way to satisfy the partner.
Corty also said that the questions in the survey were not gender specific and that both men and women had previously expressed wanting longer foreplay and sexual intercourse.
The editor of the Journal of Sexual Medicine, Dr. Irwin Goldstein referred to a survey of 1,500 couples back in 2005 where the results indicated 7.3 minutes is the median time for sexual intercourse.
Marianne Brandon, a clinical psychologist and director of Wellminds Wellbodies in Annapolis, has stated that it is hard for young and older men to have longer sexual intercourse.
Brandon further said that there are many myths in our culture regarding what other people do sexually. Contrary to popular belief, most people do not have as exciting a sex life as others think they have.
Corty, who is an associate professor of psychology at Penn State Erie, and student Jenay Guardiani surveyed fifty members of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research in the United States and Canada. 68% responded while others said that the right amount of time depends on the couple.
Corty further said that this survey was done to give us a general idea of what therapists think as suitable among the couples that they see. So people who say that their partner lasts 5 minutes of 8 minutes will now say that it is okay. These people can now relax.