How long is sex really supposed to last?

How long is sex really supposed to last?
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What is the average length of time? According to a 2005 member survey of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research, vaginal sex typically lasts three to seven minutes.

What is the average length of time? According to a 2005 member survey of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research, vaginal sex typically lasts three to seven minutes.

According to the survey, "too short" is the vaginal sex that lasts one to two minutes.

"Too long" is considered the vaginal sex that lasts 10 to 30 minutes. The surveyed sex therapists say that it is "desirable" anywhere from 7 to 13 minutes.

It is important to note that only penile-vaginal intercourse applies to these figures.

They are not accountable for things like foreplay, and they are not representative of other sex types.

Most studies of this nature are based on intravaginal ejaculatory latency time (IELT), which depends Primarily on how you define sex.

IELT refers to the time needed to ejaculate a person with a penis during vaginal penetration.

But this is not how sex is defined by everyone. Many people see the end of sex as having climaxed all the parties involved.

By touching, oral sex, vaginal sex, anal sex — or a combination, this can be achieved. If sex is the only component of your sex definition, then sex will probably last only a few minutes.

It should also be noted that using IELT as a baseline assumes that the standard is penile-vaginal intercourse.

A partner who has a penis is not always involved in vaginal sex. And while these figures can be extrapolated to penile-anal intercourse, vaginal and anal sex are not the same thing. To determine the average and desired duration of these encounters, more research is needed. What you want from an encounter is also important that Sex should be more pleasurable than anything else, and that's personal preference. Some people want a long, sensual encounter while others want a fast and aggressive encounter.

The key is that instead of beating the clock, you're having sex satisfying. All that said, in some cases, underlying biological factors may affect how long your sexual activity lasts.

Age As you get older, you may find that: it takes longer to become aroused erections, making it harder to achieve and keeping hormonal changes contributes to things like vaginal dryness and reduced libido Genitalia.

Researchers in a 2003 study found that penis shape — particularly the ridge around the head — might have evolved to be more competitive. The ridge can displace any pre-existing vagina semen. More semen displacement results in deeper and more vigorous thrusting.

This enables the ejaculating partner to make room for their own semen, increasing their breeding chances.

This could explain why some people find it painful to keep thrusting after ejaculation by using competitive evolution as a backdrop. Continuing to thrust may displace your own semen and reduce your reproductive opportunity.

For example, premature ejaculation may cause you to climax faster than you might prefer. People with delayed ejaculation, if they can do anything, may take longer to climax. If you want shorter encounters, these techniques can help you get there faster if a quickie is all you want.

If you're short on time, masturbation can be a great way to make sure you get the Big O. After all, you know your body best! If you're already touched by your partner, explore another area.

You can: gently pinch your clitoris or pull your nipples to gyrate your hips. You can also enjoy mutual masturbation, where you enjoy each other. This gives both of you the opportunity to climax more quickly while still intimate.

Tell your partner what you want your partner to be able to communicate your desires—and vice versa—can help you both understand what it takes to make each other orgasm.

To gratify each other quickly, you can use what you learn to get to the finish line faster.

Try climax-inducing positions If you know that you feel better about certain positions than others, shift as needed to get you there faster.

This may include positions that encourage deeper penetration or those that make it easier for you to simultaneously manually enjoy yourself or your partner.

If you want longer encounters

These techniques can help if you want to prolong your exploration.

A stop-start technique for Semans

Also known as "edging," this means stopping all sexual stimulation temporarily when you feel that you are close to ejaculation.

After this feeling has passed, you and your partner can resume your activity. Although originally founded to help a person with a penis delay ejaculation, this technique can be used by anyone seeking to prolong climax.

Squeeze technique of Johnsons and Masters :

This technique involves squeezing the end of the penis gently for several seconds just before ejaculation until the urge subsides.

It can also be used to exercise control over ejaculations.

The bottom line :

The definition of what sex is, the expectations of individuals and mutual desires all influence how long sex can last.

If you're concerned about how long you can have sex, consider making an appointment with a doctor or other professional in the healthcare sector.

They can talk about how you feel, answer any questions you have, and evaluate any underlying symptoms or other discomforts.

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