Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Ummm....I must have missed the memo

Wednesday, April 2, 2008
New Study: Sex Takes 3 to 13 Minutes

NEW YORK (AP) -- Maybe men had it right all along: It doesn't take long to satisfy a woman 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."

Researcher Eric Corty said he hoped to ease the minds of those who believe "more of something good is better, and if you really want to satisfy your partner, you should last forever."

The questions were not gender-specific, said Corty. But he said prior research has shown men and women want foreplay and sexual intercourse to last longer.

Dr. Irwin Goldstein, editor of the Journal of Sexual Medicine, cited a four-week study of 1,500 couples in 2005 that found the median time for sexual intercourse was 7.3 minutes. (Women in the study were armed with stopwatches.)

It's difficult for both older men and young men to make sexual intercourse last much longer, said Marianne Brandon, a clinical psychologist and director of Wellminds Wellbodies in Annapolis, Maryland.

"There are so many myths in our culture of what other people are doing sexually," Brandon said. "Most people's sex lives are not as exciting as other people think they are."

Fifty members of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research in the U.S. and Canada were surveyed by Corty, an associate professor of psychology at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, and student Jenay Guardiani. Thirty-four members, or 68 percent, responded, although some said the optimal time depended on the couple.

Corty said he hoped to give an idea of what therapists find to be normal and satisfactory among the couples they see.

"People who read this will say, 'I last five minutes or my partner lasts eight minutes,' and say, 'That's OK,' " he said. "They will relax a little bit."

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j_shanlin said...

wow lol

Bullet Proof Soul said...

Well that's because coochies dry out. Men keep throwing lube on asses so the time may be longer for gay men. By the time they are finished with the bugina, the hole is spasming and your leg is numb. Meanwhile you are scared to fart. Sorry I took it there.

Mr. Jones said...

Bullet Proof - Yikes! That was crass.

Nia said...

What the hell kind of women did they survey?

Nia said...

bullet proof surely you are aware lube works for women as well, and're just wrong period.

Bullet Proof Soul said...

LOL!! It was but I apologized earlier. I'm going to the corner now.

Nia, I'm very aware, just joking around. The females I know don't want lube they want the man off.

life said...

I don't get ppl who want sex these long periods of time. WHAT R THESE PPL TRYING TO PROVE?!

Nia said...

'Life' I reallly hope you were joking.

But your comment reminded me of Dave Chapelle on premature ejaculation.

Dave's woman: How could you cum so fast?
Dave: I was fucking! *shrugs* I can't help if my goals are different than yours.

PRIMO said...

Wow. Sex wit my boo has never been shorter than 30 minutes sometimes we go for at least an hour and a half and the shit is always fantastic!

Anonymous said...

So how long does a quickie last? 2 minutes?

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