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New Book Says 45 Percent Of Men Quit Having Sex After Just Two Minutes

Sex_clock In Harry Fisch’s new book The New Naked: The Ultimate Sex Education for Grown-Ups, he reports that 45 percent of all men finish having sex within two minutes of engaging intercourse. This is a 30 percent decrease from what sex researcher Alfred Kinsey found in his sex studies of the 1940s and 1950s, so that’s good.

But The New Republic additionally reports that a 2004 paper in the Journal of Sex Research suggests that heterosexual men may mind their short endurance time more than their female counterparts, as men tend to idealize themselves lasting a longer amount of time than women do.

Sadly, a 2009 paper in The Journal of Sexual Medicine has correlated a longer duration of sex with more women achieving orgasm.

No word yet on how much this applies to gay men and women. Although a 2011 study on gay and bi men's sex lives over an entire lifespan did yield plenty of interesting finds.

(via jmg)

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  1. How is taking 30 seconds less until you "quit" having sex a good thing?

    Sorry, I had to make the semantic joke; it was too obvious.

    Posted by: Garst | Apr 28, 2014 10:09:51 PM

  2. I've been at it over 40 years and still haven't quit.

    Posted by: Hansel Currywurst | Apr 28, 2014 10:34:27 PM

  3. @GARST: I don't mind, just as long when you are done with your semantics, you wipe up afterward.

    Posted by: HERMES | Apr 29, 2014 12:30:01 AM

  4. Not only are 45% finishing within 2 minutes, the linked story says the average of all sex they studied was 7.3 minutes.


    Posted by: Lymis | Apr 29, 2014 6:42:40 AM

  5. Define "having sex."

    Posted by: Jack M | Apr 29, 2014 7:30:44 AM

  6. Garst: it's 30 percent less (presumably meaning 30 percentage points), not 30 seconds--meaning that 75 percent of men used to finish in 2 minutes.

    I cannot imagine ever having a 2-minute session of intercourse, no matter how much foreplay was involved (and I'm guess the answer is usually: not much). No wonder straight women complain about sex a lot.

    Posted by: Paul R | Apr 29, 2014 9:42:13 AM

  7. Really? A "quicky" is at least 45 minutes for us.

    Posted by: CHRISTOPHERS DAD | Apr 29, 2014 10:09:25 AM

  8. I think they are referring to continuous penetration, rather than the whole shebang.

    Posted by: anon | Apr 29, 2014 10:13:09 AM

  9. Angie Dickinson once said sex with JFK was the best 30 seconds of her life.

    Posted by: Bill S. | Apr 29, 2014 10:41:09 AM

  10. i'm okay with 2 min.. lol. well 5 would be better.

    Posted by: JP | Apr 29, 2014 11:58:18 PM

  11. 2 minutes? Why bother?

    2 hours is about right.
    2 days is also good :)

    Posted by: Randy | Apr 30, 2014 3:32:30 AM

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