Here's How Long Sex Lasts For The Average Person. How Do You Match Up?


Everyone loves sex, right? All 32 seconds of it. Great from start to finish… except for that bit in the middle that’s just a bit weird and uncomfortable.

Well it’s great for me, anyway. I’ve noticed that the person I’m with is never really happy. Something about feeling unfulfilled or unsatisfied or hungry or something? I don’t know, once I finish I head straight off to sleep. No time for “listening”. Women, eh?

Anyway, knowing that I might not be pulling my weight in the old bedroom department, I decided to do some research. How long should I be lasting if I want to look good or, least of all, how long is average? If I last more or less the same amount of time as Joe Bloggs from Coventry, my partner’s complaints are totally unfounded, right?


Well it turns out that I’m a steady 18 minutes and 28 seconds off the mark. Room for improvement, I’d be the first to admit.

This comes after Lovehoney (presumably some kind of boutique honey company) surveyed 4,400 people across Australia, the U.S, UK and Europe to find long the average session(???) of sex lasts. It’s 19 minutes, apparently.

Lovehoney (who actually turned out to make dildos and stuff, not honey) based their research purely on heterosexual couples and found that 10 of those 19 minutes were spent on foreplay whilst the other nine were spent on actual sex.

More than half of the people surveyed were happy with their 19 minutes of sex whilst 23% of men and 19% of women said that they would have wanted more.


24% of couples in general wantd sex to last 30 minutes or more whilst a surprisingly high number say that they have had shared orgasms, at 89%.

Lovehoney conducted the research and released the results as part of their Mind The Gap campaign, which aims to get more couples to have shared orgasms, presumably by buying some of their stuff. Incidentally, I went on their website and saw that anal toys and butt plugs were in two separate categories. Where do they draw the line?


Speaking to Huffington Post, Lovehoney sex expert Jess Wilde said:

It is fantastic news that almost 90 per cent of couples have achieved a shared orgasms at some point in their relationship.’

For around half of couples this is the absolute peak of sexual happiness, so we are always looking at ways to help them share orgasms together with greater consistency.

I’ve got a lot of thinking about my grandmother to do if I want to last longer then. Or I’ll just buy a cock ring or something?

Images via iStock

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