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How Long Does Sex Last for Most Couples? We Asked a Sex Therapist
How Long Should Sex Actually Last?
Not too short, not too long, but just right. So how long does a typical sex session last for most people? Some people who replied could have included foreplay in their response, while others might have thought the question meant strictly penetration. But before you start worrying about whether your sex life lives up to the average, Richmond says to consider a few things. I urge people to think about how unique their own sexuality is. It doesn't make sense to put ourselves in a box with a survey. Also, don't let porn fool you.
How long does sex last, on average?
Observing people having sex for the study also throws a bit of a spanner in the works, because having sex in a lab environment with a load of people watching you might rather change how you get it on. A study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine explored the topic of average sex length by having couples from the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Spain, Turkey, and the United States time how long they had sex for over a four week period. Sex was defined as the moment of penetration through to the moment of male climax. The length of time couples had sex for ranged from 33 seconds all the way up to 44 minutes, but the average over all was 5. Which tallies with the poll Metro.
You came here looking for an answer, and an answer I will give you: Sex should last one hour, 34 minutes, and 22 seconds—the exact runtime of Wayne's World. Shyeah, right!