This little phase may take on new meaning . . .
From the AP
A survey of sex therapists concluded the optimal amount of time for sexual intercourse was 3 to 13 minutes. The findings, to be published in the May issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine, strike at the notion that endurance is the key to a great sex life.
Guys, before you start ripping out articles to show your wife or girlfriend, this does not take into account foreplay. If you just jump on and grunt for 10 minutes, don't expect a standing ovation or even a contented sigh.
Dr. Irwin Goldstein, editor of the Journal of Sexual Medicine, cited a four-week study of 1,500 couples in 2005 that found the median time for sexual intercourse was 7.3 minutes. (Women in the study were armed with stopwatches.)
Now ain't THAT romantic.
It's difficult for both older men and young men to make sexual intercourse last much longer, said Marianne Brandon, a clinical psychologist and director of Wellminds Wellbodies in Annapolis, Maryland.
"There are so many myths in our culture of what other people are doing sexually," Brandon said. "Most people's sex lives are not as exciting as other people think they are."
I guess the bottom line is: If you aren't keeping the bed rocking all night long, its not a big deal. And actually fellas, don't keep going thinking your impressing your girl. Trust me, there are other ways you can impress us.