How Long Should Sex Last? Science Finally Reveals The Answer… OOPS.
No matter how confident you are in your sex life, odds are, you've spent some time wondering how it stacks up to other people's. While comparing yourself to other couples is probably a bad idea, sometimes it's fun to see where you stand -- especially when it comes to how long "average" sex is supposed to laugh.
Below, we've got some more information on the matter, and the numbers might surprise you. Find out if you're below, above, or just about average -- and don't worry, the final figures aren't as intimidating as you might think.
Everyone wonders if the sex they're having is "average" or not.
It's not as if knowing would actually improve your sex life -- but it doesn't hurt to know, does it?
Well, in one study conducted by the University of Queensland in Australia has set out to find the average.
In the study, the observed 500 sexually active couples from around the world.
Interestingly, the average times varied greatly.
The lowest time was 33 seconds -- otherwise known as a quickie.
The longest? 44 minutes.
So naturally, the average has to be somewhere in the middle, right?
Here are more of the findings: "It didn’t much matter which country the couples came from either – unless they came from Turkey, in which case their sex tended to be significantly shorter (3.7 minutes) than couples from other countries (Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States)."
So what's the average overall?
According to this study, the average is a whopping 5.4 minutes.
That average is pretty short, isn't it.
Frankly, if just about five minutes is the average, most people probably stack up pretty well.
Despite these figures, there's one thing to keep in mind.
No matter what the numbers are, everybody's sex life is different.
Whether you're far below, far above, or just about average -- the important thing is that you're having fun.
After all, isn't that what having sex is all about?