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  • When it comes to sex, how long is too long?

  • Hello everyone and welcome to DNews, I’m Dr. Crystal Dilworth here to discuss Intravaginal Ejactulatory Latency Time;

  • otherwise known as the time it takes a heterosexual couples to have sex.

  • So how longshouldyou be having sex for ? And are you…“normal”?

  • Well in attempting to answer these questions, I discovered thatnormalhas actually changed with societal expectations

  • and the average length of intercourse has varied over time.

  • So it’s not just biology that we are dealing with here,

  • how long we ''think'' we should be having sex is an influence too.

  • In the late 1940s at the time of the famous Kinsey Report,

  • 75% of males surveyed reported intercourse lasting approximately 2 minutes.

  • A number that seems objectionably short to me personally

  • and could warrant a premature ejaculation diagnosis in these modern times.

  • For the record, the diagnosis of PE is heavily weighted towards self and partner reported satisfaction,

  • but one to two minutes is commonly considered to be premature.

  • Researchers are finding that since the late 60’s, the start of the feminist movement and sexual revolution,

  • intercourse has been taking us slightly longer. How long?

  • Well, survey data from studies done at the University of New Brunswick show that

  • duration of vaginal intercourse is now reported to fall within a range of 5 to 10 minutes,

  • with durations in excess of 20 minutes being undesirable to most study participants.

  • So that average sweet spot is really, as one scientist put it:

  • approximately the duration of one Marvin Gaye song.”

  • Sadly, sex research is notoriously penis-centric and historically hetero-centric,

  • so these averages only apply to the time it takes for male ejaculation with a female partner

  • and only the more recent studies investigate qualitative measures like sexual satisfaction.

  • In a 2004 study, participants were asked to report how long they wanted sex to last as well as the actual duration of their intercourse.

  • Female study participants indicated that they desired an average of 7 minutes longer then what was standard with their current partners,

  • and men reported wanting another 11 minutes.

  • The funny thing about this survey, is that when asked about duration of foreplay,

  • both men and women also reported desiring an average of 5 or 10 minutes longer respectively.

  • So, take a look at your partner. Are they smiling?

  • If not, it might be time for a conversation about sexual expectations and needs.

  • Because, ultimately, it doesn’t matter what study group survey subjects think, or what your friends, neighbors,

  • or professionals on your computer screens are doing.

  • What matters is self and partner satisfaction.

  • That's something to keep in mind as you check out this video where Julia asks the questionHow much sex should you be having?”

  • So, are you sexually normal?

  • Please subscribe to DNews and do NOT let us know the answer to that question in the comments down below.

  • Thanks for watching.

When it comes to sex, how long is too long?

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