The Truth About How Long Sex Should Actually Last

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According to the research conducted by sex therapists, the ideal duration for penile-vaginal penetrative sex falls between three and thirteen minutes, with the average being three to seven minutes.

Factors like age and sexual dysfunction can influence performance, but communication, experimentation, and incorporating sex toys can enhance sexual satisfaction for all involved.

Ultimately, embracing what works for you and your partner (or partners) is the key to fulfilling and enjoyable sex, no matter how long it lasts.

Sexual anxiety often plagues us with concerns about performance, but understanding the truth about how long sex should actually last can alleviate unnecessary stress.

The truth of the matter is that sex should last as long as you and your partner desire.


Martin, M. (2023, July 26). How long should sex last? Is longer better? Ro. Retrieved January 4, 2024, from

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