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Dear Poll: How Long Is Too Long?

While research may proclaim that lovemaking should last anywhere between three and 13 minutes that doesn’t mean that the rest of us are leaving egg timers set at 7.3 minutes — the average session length — by our beds, ready and waiting. I’m not saying everyone needs to be practicing the art of tantric sex and going at it for hours upon hours, but seriously, is breaking the 15-minute mark so bad? Ladies, studies aside, how long is too long for you?


TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
on average 30-45 for us. 15 would be a very short one.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 9 years
I have ADD so I like it quickly and frequently! :)
AujahAcorn AujahAcorn 9 years
a lot of 4play and end with a bit of intercourse. to much penetration hurts. i really have no clue how long it lasts.
thelorax thelorax 9 years
If I recall correctly the 3-15 minutes DOES include foreplay...which I think is frustratingly brief, but probably, realistically, typical...=( It's hard to take much time out of a busy day for more than a typical quickie (I'd call 7.3 minutes start-to-finish a quickie!) but GEEZE shouldn't we WANT and TRY to make it a priority, just like feeding the cat, buying laundry detergent, and doing our taxes?
brittanyk brittanyk 9 years
30 minutes, max. After 30 mins, I start to wonder when this is going to be over, what I'm making for dinner tomorrow, what I need to buy at the grocery store, did I turn off the coffee pot, what do I need to do at work..etc..haha. I definitely like quickies better, but my fiance loves having sex for really long periods of time.
missbanana missbanana 9 years
ack! i find penetration after 30 minutes start to hurt.
txcowgrl077 txcowgrl077 9 years
30 minutes is about perfect - depending on the guy and the passion. More recently than not, 30 IS perfect :)
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
30 - an hour. one of the advantages to my boy making me come so quick, is i can have multiple!
Jinx Jinx 9 years
3 - 15 minutes?! Thats got to be just for intercourse, which is prolly okay, but if that includes foreplay, it needs to be alot longer!
Indigo4320 Indigo4320 9 years
Ours lasts generally an hour or more. Most girls would like this I think, but I'm a quickie kind of girl. Fast, furious and finished in under 15. We have had one quickie in a year and a half... = /
italianblonde italianblonde 9 years
fluffyhelen, I'm pretty sure it's talking about the actual sex part only. I think thirty minutes is a good amount of time...but it varies..with the right person, time can just fly by. Oh and chelles, I've had bad experiences with drunk guys, but a 'few' drinks in them does make it a little better!
sparklestar sparklestar 9 years
Are we talking actual penetration or including foreplay in this too?
chelles chelles 9 years
A half-hour to an hour is enough:) Long sex isn't always good sex but with the right person who knows what to do and different positions, the hour mark goes by quickly. On a side note, is it just me or do some guys go longer if they've had a few drinks??
jessie jessie 9 years
I'll go with the *other* sometimes it last 5 mins, other times its like 20 mins later, and usually several times months it'll last for at least a hour or those time i sometimes think..omg..are you done yet? but then thats what lube's for huh? ;)
justanerd1975 justanerd1975 9 years
I think that if a woman can get more than 10 minutes out of her man, she should be thankful!
Edie-J-Blige Edie-J-Blige 9 years
wow...I've never thought about how long my sex sessions tend to be. At first, seeing 7 minutes as the average I was like woah! I must be an indulger...but on second thought, maybe not so long. Oh well, I prefer to be unaware of the time passing ;)
Meike Meike 9 years
It varies due to time and mood. Quickies are fun in the mornings before work. On the weekends, we're game for a much longer session. Hehe. As for how much exactly is too much? When one or both of you are too sore or too tired to continue.
radmama27 radmama27 9 years
15 minutes is good! then maybe again a lil later haha
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 9 years
3-13 mins that sounds so short! i don't like it yet but maybe my time will come!
Sporky Sporky 9 years
LOL @ sarahpuffy I guess it depends on the mood, etc., but when it's good, 30 minutes is great.
xoxoxx xoxoxx 9 years
Hm. The Beau and I never have time to be alone, but when we do, we can go at least 15-30 minutes at a time. Longer than that, and we start getting tired and want sandwiches.
MissChita MissChita 9 years
LOL @ RocknBabe
RocknBabe RocknBabe 9 years
The last guy I was with could go FOREVER. It was amazing ... I wish I could get him back for just one night (I took him off speed dial haha!). Having sex with him took up the majority of the day. Foreplay, looong sex, shower, repeat four times. Can you tell I miss the sex?
fleurfairy fleurfairy 9 years
If it's hot I can go for an 45 minutes to 1 hour.
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