Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Food For Thought: Just Do It!

Relax people! A new study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine shows that great sex doesn't have to last all night. In fact, the most satisfying sex amongst heterosexual couples lasts about 7-13 minutes. Young and old, men and women rated the same. Whew! The moral of this story: put the little monsters to bed and get going....and going....and going....who doesn't have 7-13 minutes a day? (Note that the definition of sex here doesn't include foreplay, teasing, hinting, etc., etc. that adds to the excitement).

As reported in Time Magazine: When it comes to time and vaginal penetration and ejaculation, the average for "too short" was rated as 1 to 2 minutes. Adequate" was 3 to 7 minutes. "Desirable" was 7 to 13 minutes. And "too long" was 10 minutes to 30 minutes. What we concluded is that intercourse that lasts from about 3 to 13 minutes is considered the norm.
Were there gender differences in these responses? No. Surprisingly, there was no statistical difference in responses in terms of therapist's gender. I thought that perhaps there would be. But men and women responded the same way. And the age of the respondent wasn't a factor either."

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