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April 03, 2008

Vindication! When It Comes To Sex Less Is More (Or At Least Enough)

Take heart morons! You know all that talk about women wanting impossibly long sex sessions (aka, anything more than 10 minutes)? Pure BS. Don't take my word for it, it's science!

Maybe men had it right all along: It doesn't take long to satisfy a woman in bed. A survey of sex therapists concluded the optimal amount of time for sexual intercourse was 3 to 13 minutes. The findings, to be published in the May issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine, strike at the notion that endurance is the key to a great sex life.

If that sounds like good news to you, don't cheer too loudly. The time does not count foreplay, and the therapists did rate sexual intercourse that lasts from 1 to 2 minutes as "too short."

...Dr. Irwin Goldstein, editor of the Journal of Sexual Medicine, cited a four-week study of 1,500 couples in 2005 that found the median time for sexual intercourse was 7.3 minutes. (Women were armed with stopwatches.)

It's difficult for both older men and young men to make sexual intercourse last much longer, said Marianne Brandon, a clinical psychologist and director of Wellminds Wellbodies in Annapolis, Md.

"There are so many myths in our culture of what other people are doing sexually," Brandon said. "Most people's sex lives are not as exciting as other people think they are."

Okay, so the 1 to 2 minutes part still leaves some of you in a world of hurt but hey, ratcheting that up to an acceptable 3 to 4 minutes is a lot more realistic than some ridiculous time like 9 minutes. Keep hope alive kids!

Of course, we are all still looking forward to the day when non-judgmental, fully functional (sex and a sammich) sexbots are available.


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