This Is How Long The Average Sex Lasts, According To Science
How do you measure up?
If you've ever wondered how normal your sex life is, there's a new study that might be able to shed some light for you.
A comprehensive study followed 500 couples from five different countries as they timed their intercourse for four weeks. The range turned out to be quite striking, with the length of sexual intercourse varying from 33 seconds to 44 minutes, resulting in a median time of 5.4 minutes.
It's important to note that what constitutes as sex can differ depending on who you talk to. For the purpose of this study, researchers measured only the "intravaginal ejaculation latency time," meaning the time between the first penetration to ejaculation. This, of course, doesn't take any foreplay into account and is mainly applicable to heterosexual couples.
Interestingly, the study also managed to debunk some modern day myths. Factors such as condom use didn't seem to affect the average time, nor circumcision.