A sexual relationship is an integral part of a normal life of any person. That’s why sexual problems may cause a number of neuropsychic disorders. The most common sexual problems are rapid ejaculation, weak erection and a decreased duration of intercourse. For any representative of the stronger sex duration of intercourse is his health indicator.

Common Factors Affecting the Duration of Intercourse

The average duration of sexual intercourse depends on the following factors:

  • Age of partners. It’s quite normal that with aging male and female libido is decreasing and duration of coitus is increasing. Sometimes it is connected with a gained efficiency of partners to prolong intercourse. However, more often than not, the thing is different. Endocrine profile of middle-aged and aging persons is naturally decreasing; the time for production of hormones needed for arousal is decreasing as well.
  • Lots of people are mistaken in believing that men have a more need for long sexual intercourse. But there are a great number of hot women and absolutely asexual representatives of the sterner sex. That’s why, it’s just a misperception.
  • Stresses and depressions. Sexual health doctors hold to an opinion that they mostly affect sexual excitement and libido.
  • Medical diseases. The average duration of intercourse may increase in men with inflammatory diseases.
  • Sexual constitution. It’s genetically dependent need to have sex a certain number of times a day/week and the maximum number of coitus per day.

It’s thought to be the key factor for the duration of intercourse.

Sexual intercourse is an extremely complex process, that’s why it would be wrong to confirm that only factors listed above affect the duration of intercourse. We all interact with the world around and each of the contacts affects our sexual life directly or indirectly. This is the main reason why even an experienced doctor may have difficulties when he or she determines a problem.

Average Rates of Duration

When we’re speaking about the duration of intercourse, we mean the duration of friction period. It depends on:

  • If there is a foreplay and its duration;
  • If the intercourse is the first or the repeated one.

Ideally, a normal sexual intercourse can be considered such that the ejaculation of a man coincided with the onset of orgasm in a woman, and the duration departs into the background. However, a great many people are still interested in the question of how long the friction period of sexual intercourse should last. In sexology, it is considered that the average stay of the male organ in the vagina before ejaculation is within 2-7 minutes. So a well-known sexologist A. Kinsey after long studies found that the average duration is 3.5 minutes. In terms of deviation from the norm, sexologists suggest that the time before ejaculation in men less than 1.5 minutes is a rapid ejaculation, and longer than 15 minutes – a retarded one. Of course, it should be recalled that such estimates are simply averaged and can’t serve as a conclusion about the presence of a pathological deviation.

Reasons of Decrease and Increase of Duration

Too short sexual intercourse (less than 30-40 seconds) can be caused by everyday and pathogenic causes. There are the following reasons not related to the diseases:

Duration of Sexual Intercourse: Average Rates, Normal Range and Abnormality.

  • the onset of sexual activity (“ejaculation of debutants”);
  • anxiety, insecurity and fear of “failure”;
  • previous failures;
  • prolonged sexual abstinence;
  • overwork;

Sexual intercourse of a too long duration can also cause undesirable consequences: this process causes physical and psychological fatigue, can irritate a partner and does not always result in ejaculation.

Among the everyday reasons the most common ones are:

  • It’s a repeated intercourse;
  • Partners live excessively active sex life;
  • They use condoms;
  • They abuse alcohol;
  • A man has a weak erection;
  • Partners try a new posture or technique.
Duration of Sexual Intercourse: Average Rates, Normal Range and Abnormality.
Duration of Sexual Intercourse: Average Rates, Normal Range and Abnormality.