Experts say sex lasting more than 13 minutes is “too long” and that a lightning encounter of only 3-7 minutes is quite adequate.
A survey of 50 members of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research, an industry group for sex counsellors drawing in a variety of “psychologists, physicians, social workers, marriage/family therapists and nurses,” asked them what they considered the ideal length for a sexual encounter to be.
They mostly indicated that sex lasting from 3-7 minutes was “adequate,” and from 7-13 minutes “desirable.” However, more than 13 minutes was “too long.”
They did concede that sex lasting only 1-2 minutes was “too short.”
A psychology professor with the group explains that he hopes the results will encourage couples not to think there is anything wrong with the most pathetically fleeting of encounters:
“Today’s popular culture has reinforced stereotypes about sexual activity.
Many men and women seem to believe the fantasy of… all-night-long intercourse.
This seems a situation ripe for disappointment and dissatisfaction.
We hope this survey will dispel fantasies and encourage men and women with realistic data.”
Advice sure to keep people happy and content with their sex lives, and away from expensive counselling services.