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)


  1. Paul R says

    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.

Leave A Reply