The duration of intercourse depends on many factors. Nonetheless, knowing this, people continue to wonder if there is an average length of time for sex. University of Queensland expert Brendan Zietsch took an interest in this issue. He explains in an article relayed by the Life Hacker site that it is difficult to make such an estimate. However, it is not impossible.
According to him, researchers who embark on this research must first agree on their definition of sexual intercourse. For Brendan Zietsch, foreplay should not be taken into account in this kind of study. It is therefore necessary to start counting from the moment there is penetration, until ejaculation.
Based on this premise, Brendan Zietsch reported that the average duration of intercourse was 5.4 minutes. Of course, this is not an absolute truth.
A study carried out on 500 couples
Brendan Ziestch was based on a study conducted on 500 couples from all over the world. As part of this research, they had to time the duration of their sexual intercourse for four weeks. The participants had to start starting the stopwatch at the moment of penetration. They had to interrupt him directly after ejaculation.
At the end of this study, the researchers noted large variations in the length of sexual intercourse between these couples. The average duration for each couple varies from 33 seconds to 44 minutes.
“It proves that there is no such thing as a 'normal' length of time for sex. However, the average for all couples is 5.4 minutes. This means that if you rank the 500 couples from the shortest duration of sex to the longest, the couples who end up in the middle do so for an average of 5.4 minutes each time, ” writes Brendan Zietsch.
In Turkey, sex does not last long
This study shed light on other interesting information about sex. For example, researchers found that wearing a condom, like circumcision, did not affect the length of sex in any way. They also highlighted the fact that in Turkey the duration of sex was relatively short (3.7 minutes) compared to other parts of the world.
On the other hand, they indicated that age played a role in the duration of sexual intercourse. According to them, the older a couple, the shorter their relationship. Despite this, Brendan Zietsch insisted that sex doesn't have to last for hours to be good.
In any case, the most important thing is to enjoy the moment and not to put pressure on yourself.