Sex Usually Lasts About Five Minutes According To Science


Researchers studied the sex habits of 500 people in the US and Europe. They found that the median duration of intercourse was 5.4 minutes. Cenk Uygur and Hannah Cranston (ThinkTank), hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“For the study, researchers studied the sex lives of 500 heterosexual couples from the United States and Europe. (They were going to toss in some nonhetero couples in there, but fun fact: Gay men didn’t actually have sex in 2005. It’s true.)

The couples were instructed to start a stopwatch literally at the moment the car entered the garage, and to stop the clock immediately after the man’s penis ejaculated inside the woman’s vagina. (The female orgasm was ignored entirely, because of course it was.)

The results were all over the damn place.

…Everyone else fell somewhere in between, as the median clocked in at 5.4 minutes.

According to past research, people at just above the median might have an advantage. A study from 2008 found that “the best sexual encounters last between 7 and 13 minutes.”

But you know what? That study’s actually kinda mean. The “best” sex? How would 33-second guy (or 44-minute guy, for that matter) feel if he knew researchers were out there talking shit about his skills in the bedroom? Probably not great.”*

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In 2002 Cenk Uygur launched an online program called "The Young Turks," which he billed as the first video news show on the Internet. In December 2011 Uygur took the program, with his name added to the title to differentiate it from the online show, to television on Current TV. The nightly show features guests who offer their opinions on topics from the worlds of politics and pop culture. Although Uygur was born in Turkey, the show's title is not related to his nationality. It refers to a phrase used to describe someone who is an insurgent or radical in a political party who advocates for changes in the group.


  1. They should change the titled to "How Long it takes men to bust a nut". When you put it that way, the results are not surprising. For a second I was thinking they were sampling the duration of sex.

  2. People are getting money to study stuff like this? Really? What's normal varies between people. That goes with anything. Being away from the average isn't a reflection of you, and if you get insecure over something like that, you need a confidence boost. Don't let some "average" make you feel bad.

  3. They have time to do a video on how long sex takes, but not to talk about the Armenian Genocide, and why they think it's appropriate to have their channel named after the perpetrators. nice.

  4. Men have feelings too ffs. If you complain all the time, you are going to get alot less than 33 seconds. There is a lot that can happen either side of even 33 seconds. The bed is a lot like other things in life. The more you give, the more you get, generally speaking.


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