Let's Hear it for Quickies!

April 8, 2008

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Lasting hours in sack and having sex for days like Sting: OUT

Having a roll in the hay that lasts less than 15 minutes: IN

According to CNN:

A survey of sex therapists concluded the optimal amount oftime for sexual intercourse was 3 to 13 minutes. The findings, to be publishedin the May issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine, strike at the notion thatendurance is the key to a great sex life.

A couple of Penn State researchers surveyed 50 U.S. and Canadian sex therapists. The study did not include foreplay and the therapists were quick to point out that sex lasting 1 -2 minutes was inadequate.

One of the researchers, Eric Corty said he hoped to"ease the minds of those who believe more of something good is better, and if you really want to satisfy your partner, you should lastforever."

This backs up an earlier 4 week study of 1500 couples in2005 that found the median time for sexual intercourse was 7.3 minutes.In this study the women had stopwatches. This would trouble me because whenever I am timed - like during my college track days - I want to go fast and win.But this is the kind of race you want to come last in. Confusing, Right?

I am truly thankful for this study, because now we fellowscan say time... and size don't matter.

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