Sex 0 A lot of people believe that sex should last for hours, and they become disappointed when their naughty encounter ends in a few short moments. In fact, a couple of studies have shown that lasting 5 to 6 minutes is totally normal! This covers the time when the penis enters the vagina up to the time when the man ejaculates.
Many people balk at this since sex is so much more than penile penetration of the vagina, particularly for women who need large amounts of foreplay time to get aroused. The subjects were men aged 18 years old and above and in a stable heterosexual relationship with regular sexual intercourse. They measured their IELTs during a four-week period by using a stopwatch.
The study came up with interesting results. Based on the measurements submitted by the subjects, the shortest IELT lasted only 33 seconds while the longest was 44 minutes. The median or average IELT was 5.
These can mean two things: As mentioned above, some couples last less than a minute in their IELT, while others last almost an hour. Whatever floats your boat works, as long as you and your partner are content.
It found out that IELT decreased as the age of the subjects increased; those who were aged 18 to 30 years old lasted 6. Circumcision also played a small role; excluding those who lived in Turkey, circumcised men had an average IELT of 6. There were significant variations between countries, though; men in Turkey had considerably shorter IELTs 3. Blinded Timer Device As mentioned above, subjects in the first study used stopwatches to measure the amount of time they spent on each IELT.
The researchers thought that the act of turning the stopwatch on and off may have interfered with the natural progression of having sex, so they did a second study wherein they had the subjects use a blinded timer device to measure their IELT. This way, the men had a more spontaneous intercourse and less biased experience, and the act of measuring time would not interfere with the results of the study.
The second study , which was published four years after the first, showed similar results as its predecessor. The median IELT of the subjects was 5. The range of IELTs was more varied, though; some of the subjects lasted only for 6 seconds, while others lasted around 52 minutes. Like the previous study, there was a considerable difference between countries. Turkish men continued to have the shortest average IELT at 4. The normal couple has sex for around six minutes, although there are some outliers who enjoy shorter or longer naughty times.
These results are backed by a separate study made by different authors. The study interviewed sex therapists in Canada and the U.