New Study Shows There Is A Time Limit For How Long Sex Should Last

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How long should you and your partner's good ol' love making go on for?

A survey taken by Saucy Dates revealed some interesting insights into the question we all try to figure out with our partners.

You'd think the results would depend on each individual, but there's an average that men and women around the world agree on when it comes to pleasurable sex.

Another question that often runs through the minds of new couples is how often should they be having sex?

A study done by the University of Toronto revealed that quality is better than quantity, and once a week is the ideal amount.

After learning about the ideal amount, more people were curious to know the elements that make up pleasurable sex, and that led to the question of how long sex should last?

A 2005 study found that sex lasts for 5.4 minutes on average, not taking into account foreplay, female orgasm, and non-heterosexual sex. And according to researchers, that's not enough time.

The study initially compared how much men from different countries exaggerate their bedroom performance, but then it revealed some interesting information...

While determining the ideal time limit for sexual intercourse, researchers looked into the time it takes for men and women to have an orgasm.

Past research found that 75% of American men had an orgasm within the first two minutes of sex, but many heterosexual couples reported having sex for less than a minute, and some couples say they'll finish having sex sometime between three to five minutes.

Women, on the other hand, take longer to reach an orgasm, ranging from five to 20 minutes on average.

A sample of 3,836 men and women from around the world were asked how long they would like to get freaky under the sheets.

On average, women said they enjoy sex for 25 minutes and 51 seconds, while men said it was for 25 minutes and 43 seconds.

Not that much of a difference, which is actually a good sign. That means men and women can finally agree on something!

Here's an infographic created by Saucy Dates analyzing bedroom performance:

That being said, many men have reported that they usually find it hard to reach their ideal time for sexual intimacy.

Also, 25 minutes seems a little unrealistic; however, there are many other ways couples find ways to bond and induce pleasure that doesn't involve sex.