How long does sex last on average

Unhappy with how long you last in bed? Find out what is the average sex duration and what to do to last longer and boost your sex power.

Sex is something that leaves no one indifferent. Some people love, others feel shy to discuss it. But we all are interested to know more about making love and sex. Lots of people are concerned about their sex power and wish to know how long does sex last on average? Let’s find out.

How long does sex last on average

What is the normal sex duration?

The problem is that most movies where we see sex scenes seem to last forever. Or at least they create such an idea in us. They talk about “making love all night long” and things like that. So, we, normal people become intimidated, when we compare what we have with that romantic “standard”.

How long does sex last

In reality the scientists have carried out many studies which tell us how long should sex last. The results are pretty comforting. A normal and average intercourse lasts anywhere from 2 to 7 minutes. Moreover, the majority of people never have sex longer than 12 minutes at a time and that may include everything the foreplay and the coming.

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So, if you last for about 5 minutes, your sex power is OK and you fall in line with the norm. If you last longer than 7 minutes in bed, then your sex power is high and there is nothing in the world to worry about. We can also say that anything under 2 minutes is out of norm and there is the reason to pay a visit to your doctor or read on and find out how to boost your sex duration. But first, let us get some curious facts about sex.

 sex last on average

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Sex duration facts

  • Over 50 percent of people are not happy with how long their sex lasts;
  • 1/5 of all people wish they could make the sex last for at least 30 minutes;
  • ¼ of all folks enjoy quick sex  and do not want anything longer than 10 minutes;
  • Half of all couples are unable to get simultaneous orgasm (that means they come separately);
  • Discussing your sexual likes and dislikes with your partner may significantly improve the quality of the intercourse.  
    Sex duration facts

How to increase sex duration?

There are some things you could do in a natural way to boost your sex drive and duration without using any pills or medical things.

  1. Sex duration increase foods
    Bananas are great for sex power increase. You can eat them regularly and even have at least one fruit right before you have sex. They are rich in zinc and they are sweet, so they keep you going for a longer time and make your sperm taste sweet.
    Sex duration increase foods
  2. Leave out the bad habits
    Such things as smoking or drinking alcohol can prevent you from having good sex and lasting longer. So, stay healthy and happy in bed.
    Leave out the bad habits
  3. Do Kegels excercises
    They are good both for men and women and allow you to gain fuller control of your sex power in bed.
    Do Kegels excercises
  4. Focus on your partner
    When you get focused on your feelings and desires, you get easily carried away and come fast. However, if you focus on your partner instead and on his or her pleasure, you reduce a bit your own sensations and that lets you increase sex duration.
    Focus on your partner
  5. Get a good sleep
    When people sleep less than 5 hours a day, their hormone levels drop (especially testosterone in men). That poorly affects your abilities and performance in bed and cuts down the sex duration.
    Get a good sleep

As you see, there are many practical things you can do to last longer in bed. And now you know how long does sex last on average, so there is no need to worry over your performance and feel depressed. 


Several times it was having sex with my boyfriend did not last longer than 1 minute. I almost did not have time to feel anything. Strange sensations and feelings were at that moment. But if so to understand - 10 minutes of sex is normal and sufficient to properly relax and have fun. Orgasm including. It seems to me that the long intercourse tired, bored, and it happens that I want to make things happen as soon as possible. So sex lasting the whole night would not be enough for me. So, I'm happy with their sex lives

Answered 1 year ago.

Depending on the age of the partners, their psychological factors sexual intercourse lasts different times. Speaking of averages, according to research, it is about 2 minutes and 2 seconds.

Reasons why men try to prolong sexual intercourse, are some. This is a setup to extend your own pleasure, try to make happy the partner and the desire to impress her with his strength and skill. The problem is that women are more important not so much the friction, how much attention, affection, foreplay.

Ladies often admit that they are forced to endure a sex marathon. It is worth remembering that while you suffer, the natural lubrication of the vagina is washed out, from which the mucous may appear microtrading. Over time this may develop sexual aversion (aversion, negative attitude towards partner).

Answered 1 year ago.
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