There isn’t a splendid for a way lengthy intercourse ought to final outdoors what feels greatest for the person folks concerned. However intercourse therapists on common say seven to 13 minutes is a “fascinating” size for vaginal intercourse, in line with the 2005 intercourse therapist survey. One to 2 minutes is taken into account “too brief,” three to seven minutes is “ample,” and 10 to half-hour is taken into account “too lengthy.”

However the numbers range from survey to survey: In a 2010 survey of 300 heterosexual married {couples}, married ladies on common wished vaginal intercourse to final 16 minutes. An informal 2019 Twitter poll conducted by GQ on 2,380 folks on the receiving finish of penetrative intercourse discovered 61% wished the penetration to final about 5 to 10 minutes, in comparison with 26% who mentioned they wished it to last more than 11 minutes.

Clearly there’s loads of variation in what’s thought of splendid. There’s not even actually consensus round whether or not longer intercourse is best or worse. One other GQ ballot of 819 folks asking, “Do you ever get bored throughout penetrative intercourse or need it to only be over already?” discovered 82% mentioned sure. However in that earlier 2010 survey, 43% of married ladies wished vaginal intercourse to last more than it was presently lasting, 39% felt good in regards to the present period, and simply 18% wished it to be shorter.

Women and men in relationships each say they need about 18 to 19 minutes of sexual actions apart from intercourse, in line with the 2004 examine of heterosexual {couples}.