National Sex Day: and it’s revealed how long sex should last
TODAY is National Sex Day and in celebration of the annual event, it's been revealed how long sex should last.
Online sex toy retailer Lovehoney conducted a survey to find out the ideal amount of time most people would like to spend between the sheets, The Sun reported.
After the results were averaged, 30 minutes was declared the optimum length of time.
The survey of 4,400 people revealed that half of couples (52 per cent) are happy with that duration but sex is over too soon for 23 per cent of men and 15 per cent of women.
It also showed that many settle for quickies, failing to make time for a proper intimate session 21 per cent of the time.
Sex for most typically couples lasts for just 19 minutes, broken down by 10 minutes of foreplay and nine minutes of intercourse.
The dream 30-minute time might be a source of frustration for some couples though.
Last year, sex researchers Masters and Johnson revealed that men orgasm a lot quicker than women.
Despite this, the Lovehoney study for National Sex Day showed that almost 90 per cent of couples have achieved a shared orgasms at some point in their relationship.
Sexpert Jess Wilde said: "It is fantastic news that almost 90 per cent of couples have achieved 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."
"For women, the key to orgasming easily is to have a strong and healthy pelvic floor, and there are simple exercises they can do to strengthen the muscles in this area."
She added: "Men can play their part during intercourse by making sure they hit exactly the right spot to stimulate the G-spot during penetration - this is at 27-degrees and sex pillows can help to get you both into the optimum pose for pleasure."