Nobody wants to be a two-pump chump, so science has a new way of calculating how long sex lasts to make men feel better: Include foreplay.
Lovehoney, the sex toy retailer, decided to find out how long sex lasts for the average couple. After surveying 4,400 customers, they found that for a majority of heterosexual couples sex lasts and average for 19 minutes, if you include 10 minutes of foreplay. So the equation is: 10 minutes of foreplay + nine minutes of penetrative intercourse =
In fact, 52 percent of couples were happy with that number — even though men got greedy, with 23 percent of men said they wanted longer sessions. That's on you dudes because only 19 percent of women said that that wasn't enough.
However, I should say that you're doing a good job. According to Vice, people are lasting longer.
" A 2008 study, for example, found that sex considered "adequate" – objectively the worst adjective to describe sex ever – lasts anything from three to seven minutes, while seven to 13 minutes was considered a "desirable" duration.
"In 2016, Dr Brendan Zietsch from the University of Queensland surveyed 500 heterosexual couples having sex over a four-week period, asking them to manually time how long their intercourse lasted with a stopwatch. The results were pretty varied: 44 minutes was the longest, 33 seconds the shortest. But on average couples clocked in at 5.4 minutes. That's not including foreplay, but it's still considerably shorter than the duration enjoyed by respondents in the Lovehoney survey."
Good work, team!