Here's How Long The Average Sex Session Lasts, And It's Shorter Than You Think


Let's talk about sex.

By now, we should all know we have unrealistic expectations about doing the deed, mostly thanks to the standards set by porn and the movies.

Ladies, you're not going to look flawless for the whole thing... and that's fine.

And guys, you might be wielding a pistol instead of a bazooka... but that's OK too.

One of the biggest misconceptions about sex is how long it should take.

And if you think you're missing out because your sex sessions aren't bangin' marathons that last all night long, you're far from the only one.

New research by online sex store Lovehoney has found the average time for a straight couple having sex is 19 minutes.

And that's not 19 straight minutes of P in V action, either: It's 10 minutes of foreplay and nine minutes of good, old-fashioned coitus.

So, now you know for sure you can't trust that two-hour porno you enjoy so much.

The survey asked 4,400 people about their sexual habits, and found 52 percent were satisfied with the average length of getting laid.

However, 19 percent of women and 23 percent of men wished it lasted longer.

According to the survey, heterosexual couples spend as much time on foreplay as they do on full-on sex, which is weird, seeing as that's more likely to lead to a female orgasm.

And if the result of the survey is shorter than you'd have guessed, you'll be surprised to hear it's even longer than previous research had us believe.

A study back in 2008 found “adequate” sex lasts between three to seven minutes, while a “desirable” lay was classified as seven to 13 minutes.

And last year, a survey of 500 straight couples found couples clocked in at a large variety of times.

Not including foreplay, the shortest was 33 seconds, while the longest was 44 minutes. And the average was 5.4 minutes, which is much lower than the new study.

Apparently, most of us need to work on our stamina.

Citations: Cosmopolitan