A scientist, though, would phrase the same question in an almost comically obscure way: What is the mean intravaginal ejaculation latency time? Measuring an average time to ejaculation is not a straightforward matter. What about just asking people how long they take , you say? Well, there are two main problems with this.
Vaginal sex typically lasts three to seven minutes, according to a Society for Sex Therapy and Research member survey. So how long should vaginal sex actually last? Many people consider the end of sex to be once all involved parties have climaxed. This may be achieved through touching, oral sex , vaginal sex, anal sex — or a combination. If intercourse is the only component in your definition of sex, then sex will likely only last a few minutes. Researchers in one study found that the shape of the penis — specifically the ridge around the head — may have evolved to be more competitive.
This is where young people come to get help with their sexual health. Guys think they should have a huge penis that will last for an outrageously long time in bed. In a Norwegian study published in the Journal of Public Health in , 27 percent of men reported having premature ejaculation problems, including more younger than older men.
You might sometimes hear people making jokes about how long someone "lasts" in bed, usually in reference to men. But how long sex "lasts" for women is a complicated question because it's mixing together a lot of assumptions about what acts are involved in a sexual encounter, how important orgasms are, and how women's orgasms actually work. A study found the average time it takes women to reach orgasm during sex with men is Notably, they typically required sexual activities other than just penis-in-vagina intercourse.