You came here looking for an answer, and an answer I will give you: Sex should last one hour, 34 minutes, and 22 seconds—the exact runtime of Wayne's World. Shyeah, right! Marathon sex sessions are used as a measurement of just how steamy an evening was.
Many people wonder how much sex they should be having. Just how important is sex, anyway? These are common questions asked in the offices of couples therapists and sex therapists and maybe just as commonly, worried about but not asked.
Scientists asked couples around the world to use a stopwatch to calculate the time it takes to reach ejaculation… and the results are in. Interestingly, wearing a condom had little effect on the time and this was the same for men who were circumcised. This challenged some conventional wisdom regarding penile sensitivity and its relationship to staying power in the sack.
Blame the political landscape, shoddy birth control access, limitless free porn on the internet, or the gig economy for the decline in the millennial libido—who can say for sure? Whatever the reason, Americans are boning less. As one of the top five horniest people of all time, this initially seemed concerning to me, but as it turns out, it might not be such a big deal.
A scientist, though, would phrase the same question in an almost comically obscure way: What is the mean intravaginal ejaculation latency time? Measuring an average time to ejaculation is not a straightforward matter. What about just asking people how long they take, you say?
That said, a study that appeared in the Archives of Sexual Behavior found that the average adult currently enjoys sex 54 times a year, which equates to about once a week. This is less sex, by about nine per year, compared to a similar study done in the s. Interestingly, though, another study published in Social Psychological and Personality Science — which surveyed over 30, Americans over 40 years for three different projects — discovered that a once weekly frequency was the Goldilocks standard for happiness.
Warning - graphic content: Find out everything you were wondering about sex. There are a whole host of factors which impact our sex lives, or lack thereof, including age, health, sex drive and lifestyle to name a few. But now someone has gone and worked out how much sex we should be having, the Mirror online reports.