Do it less frequently? Here's what that might mean. When it comes to sex, people tend to fudge the numbers. Six hours, really? But when it comes to how often couples have sex, science actually has an accurate idea.
So, How Long Should Sex Last? It Depends On What You Want
How Long You Should Wait Before Having Sex With a New Partner
How long should you wait to have sex? In fact, the iconic television series Sex and the City attempted to tackle the question roughly two decades ago. The goal is to give you a chance to evaluate the other person before hopping into bed. And is the third date really when most people start having sex anyway? What counts as going on a date anyway?
This Is How Often Most Couples Have Sex, According to Science
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. The best study we have estimating the average time to ejaculation in the general population involved couples from around the world timing themselves having sex over a four-week period — using a stopwatch.
Created for Greatist by the experts at Healthline. Read more. Either way, you might be wondering how long sex should last in the first place. Some of us may want slow, sensual sex comparable to a period TV drama preferably set in the 18th-century Scottish Highlands. Or maybe a quickie is more your thing.