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19th Mar 2017

This is how long sex should ideally last (according to men and women)

Slow and steady wins the race, apparently.

Although a steamy quickie sounds appealing, (particularly when you have an early start and need to catch some z’s), it turns out that both men and women wish their sex sessions were lasting longer.

A study which delved into the sexual preferences of more than 14,000 people found that 15 – 20 minutes is the ideal length of a session, which is almost double what we’re currently getting…or so the statistics say anyway.

The Penis Perception Study, conducted by Kristen Mark, the director of the Sexual Health Promotion Lab at the University of Kentucky, found that on average, men and women reported their sex sessions lasted ten minutes or so.

Men said they’d rather it lasted twenty minutes, and women favoured somewhere in between the 15 and 20 minute mark.

So maybe clear some extra time in the diary…