Sobering study: how long lovemaking actually lasts

Sobering study: how long lovemaking actually lasts

Scientists measure the average duration of sexual intercourse
Sex is not only the most beautiful thing in the world, but also part of numerous scientific studies. In one study, researchers measured the average duration of couples worldwide. Your result is pretty sobering.

Sex life at the heart of scientific research
Having sex to have children may not be necessary in a few decades, my researchers say. But the fun of the "most beautiful thing in the world" will remain safe. Sexual life is always the focus of scientific research. Researchers from the University of Indiana (USA) reported last year that a more active sex life strengthens the immune system. Not surprisingly, other scientists found in a study that reality and wishful thinking are far apart in sex. And yet other researchers were concerned with the question of how long average sexual intercourse lasts. Most of the time it is over faster than some - bragging men - think.

Sexual intercourse is over faster than expected on average
According to a survey by the condom manufacturer “Durex”, Germans imagine having an ideal sex life five times a week, which takes about 30 minutes each. The act in German bedrooms is said to last an average of 23 minutes and 53 seconds. However, it is also known that there is hardly any other topic that swindles as much as in sex life. A team of researchers has scientifically approached the question. According to the experts, all the fun is over after only 5.4 minutes.

Average time to ejaculation
Like Dr. Brendan Zietsch of the University of Queensland (Australia) reported in a report on the website "The Conversation", the best study dealing with the duration until ejaculation included the data from 500 couples worldwide over a period of four weeks have measured the time of their sexual intercourse with the stopwatch. "Measuring the average time to ejaculation is not an easy thing," says Zietsch. On the one hand, people are lying, and on the other hand, couples do not necessarily have the watch in view when they are performing the act.

Each sexual act is measured with a stopwatch
In the study, the researchers had 500 couples from Great Britain, Spain, the Netherlands, the United States and Turkey measured every sexual act for four weeks - from penetrating the vagina to ejaculating. "This is as cumbersome as it sounds: the participants had to press start when they penetrated with the penis and stop when they ejaculated," explained Zietsch. That could of course influence the mood of the act somewhat. "But - science is rarely perfect, and that's the best we have."

From 33 seconds to 44 minutes
As the research team found, the lovers are on average only 5.4 minutes at work. This is significantly shorter than generally assumed. It was shown that contraception or the (non) existing foreskin had no effect on the duration. The age, however: Yes, 18- to 30-year-olds are finished on average after 6.5 minutes, men over 50 years after 4.3 minutes. Nationality also played an important role. The British landed in first place at 7.6 minutes, closely followed by the Americans (7.0 minutes). The Spaniards finished third with 5.8 minutes ahead of the Dutch (5.1 minutes). Turkey is at the bottom with 3.7 minutes. There were also large individual fluctuations. For example, a couple stated that they took 44 minutes on average to reach their climax. Another couple, however, was ready after 33 seconds. "So you can see that there is no" normal "duration for sex," said Dr. Zietsch. (ad)

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