How long should sex last? These studies seek answers

How long should sex last? These studies seek answers

It is often heard that a number of men do not last long enough in bed and some might even go over the board and last so long that the girl gets bored. It then becomes confusing when one does not actually know how long is long enough.

So how long should sex last so a woman can get the maximum satisfaction?

In a 2015 study, it was revealed that the average length of intercourse was around 5.4 minutes (actual intercourse, excluding foreplay.) Another research found the average intercourse length to be 7.5 minutes.

How long should sex last

Most people might know when a man does not last long enough. But how long is enough for sex?

A study also found that participants enjoyed 11–13 minutes of foreplay followed by 7–8 minutes of intercourse. The participants, however, said that was not enough. The woman reportedly expressed their need for longer foreplay and additional 14–16 minutes of sex.

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From all these studies, we can assume that the key to understanding how long sex should last is foreplay.

How long should sex last

Studies have delved into how long sex should last for a woman’s pleasure.

Couples should engage in as much foreplay as possible before intercourse. Longer foreplay increases arousal and this means the closer she will get to orgasm when intercourse begins.

READ ALSO: Here is why some women moan a lot in the bedroom

The biggest tip of all — It is all about quality. Focus on making love and enjoying quality time. Bad sex that lasts long will leave you less satisfied than good sex that went for a shorter time.

Watch video below for how to last longer in bed as a man.

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