What's the average amount of time to have sex?

One of my favorite ways to spot a man who isn't good in bed is to see who brags about going all night long... Because quite frankly, I don't want someone to jackhammer me for hours, and no woman does.

If any of your friends try saying they fuck for hours, you can now tell them they’re full of shit. And science is there to back you up! A study has proven the actual average duration of intercourse, and that time, folks, is 5.4 minutes.

Dr. Brendan Zietsch, a psychologist from the University of Queensland, studied 500 couples from around the world to come up with the magic number. He said he sought out to learn how long penetration lasts with heterosexual couples.

The Australian scientist acknowledged that the word “sex” encompasses way more than just sticking a dick in a hole, but he had to keep the research simple, ya know? He wrote in The Conversation,I know there’s a lot more to sex than putting the penis into the vagina and ejaculating, but the rest is not always easy to define. To keep things simple and specific, we’ll just focus on the time to ejaculation."

Zietsch gave 500 couples a stopwatch and instructed them to monitor penetration to ejaculation over four weeks. He made them use the watches because most people lie or exaggerate when you just ask them how long sex lasts. The study found that duration times ranged from a sad 33 seconds to a vagina-hurting 44 minutes.

Medical Daily said this data contrasted with a 2008 study by American and Canadian sex therapists who said “adequate” sex lasted three to seven minutes and “desirable” sex lasted seven to 13 minutes. Anything more than desirable was deemed “too long.” (And as a lady, I will throw in my anecdotal two-cents in and say, yup, I agree!)

The recent study gave some reasons as to why sex lasts so long or so short. Older people have shorter sex times and penis shape matters. Zietsch talked about a 2003 study that found when men thrust in a vagina, they’re able to scoop out semen. He concluded that men don’t want to do that for primitive baby-making purposes so they stop thrusting after ejaculation.

(Daily T.Lo alternative theory: Or men just get tired. Whatever!)  

Interestingly enough, the study found condom usage and circumcision have no effect on duration.