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Posted: 5/22/2005 11:46:06 PM EDT
Hold on a sec while I get some popcorn... BRB.



www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-1622297,00.html

Watch the clock, darling – Brits last longest at sex

Ben Dowell

A SCIENTIFIC study to be published this week will suggest that British men are world leaders at sex, at least when they are measured against the clock.

But that is not saying much considering that most men in other countries were at best five-minute wonders.

After equipping hundreds of couples in various countries with stopwatches, researchers have for the first time amassed accurate data on the length of time that people spend having sex.

Across all the countries studied, the average time for actual lovemaking was 5.4 minutes. Around that figure, however, the researchers found considerable variations related to age and nationality.

While British men took on average 7.6 minutes, the typical American took 7 minutes, while the Spanish lasted 5.8 minutes and the Dutch 5.1 minutes.

The Turks produced the biggest surprise: on average they spend just 3.7 minutes at it.

In all the countries studied there was no significant difference in the timings whether the men were using condoms or not.

In the research, to be published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, British and Dutch scientists studied 500 couples aged over 18 in the five countries.

“Sexual events were stopwatch-timed over a four-week period and recorded,” says Dr Marcel Waldinger, a leading neuro-psychiatrist based at Utrecht University who led the research.

The findings also revealed how the time from start to finish of sex decreased with age, from an average of 6.5 minutes for men aged 18-30 to 4.3 minutes for those over 51.

The researchers say the findings indicate that male sexual functioning varies significantly between healthy individuals, and there is no easy definition of what should be classified as average sexual performance or premature ejaculation.

“The wide range among normal men points to a physical rather than a psychological cause for premature ejaculation,” said Waldinger.

“The results will help to lift the taboo over premature ejaculation because they show that men are indeed different from one another.”

Just why there are significant national differences is not clear and the researchers plan bigger studies and yet more research to find an explanation.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 11:51:21 PM EDT
People study the strangest things.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 11:53:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/22/2005 11:54:03 PM EDT by operatorerror]
7 MINUTES!?!

DAMN!

ETA I mean, just DAMN!
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 12:03:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/23/2005 12:03:53 AM EDT by 22bad]
Last time I responded to a sex thread, I was called a liar

Now I think I know why...........minutes?.......MINUTES? WTF?
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 12:09:58 AM EDT
Wow.....

That means that my last ex and I could outlast a dozen turks.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 12:14:00 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 3:09:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:


While British men took on average 7.6 minutes, the typical American took 7 minutes, while the Spanish lasted 5.8 minutes and the Dutch 5.1 minutes.






Where's DK?





Link Posted: 5/23/2005 3:15:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:


While British men took on average 7.6 minutes, the typical American took 7 minutes, while the Spanish lasted 5.8 minutes and the Dutch 5.1 minutes.






Where's DK?



He's probablt gettin a quickie.
Give him a minute and he'll be right back.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 3:40:15 AM EDT
We do? Must be something to with being boring, eh?

/PHil
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 3:54:58 AM EDT
I thought the average would be closer to one hour.
Let's see:
45 minutes begging.
2 minutes lovin'
13 minutes apologizing.....
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ...............
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 3:58:20 AM EDT
Yeah, but did anybody CUM???
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 4:00:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Airwolf:
Across all the countries studied, the average time for actual lovemaking was 5.4 minutes. Around that figure, however, the researchers found considerable variations related to age and nationality.



Uhh......

One has to wonder if the rest of the world has any idea what they are doing.



While British men took on average 7.6 minutes, the typical American took 7 minutes, while the Spanish lasted 5.8 minutes and the Dutch 5.1 minutes.



Ummm......

Were these people making out to set a speed record or something? Crimony.

This study sounds like a load of BS.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 4:01:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By equin0x:
We do? Must be something to with being boring, eh?

/PHil



Which begs the question: Which is better? 3 minutes of her moaning in passion or 7 minutes of her yawning and looking at the clock...

Link Posted: 5/23/2005 5:21:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/23/2005 5:22:38 AM EDT by Fenian]
Sing with me:

"Now when I came home on Sunday night, a little after three
I saw a man running out the door with his pants about his knee
So I called to my wife and I said to her: would you kindly tell to me
who was that man running out the door with his pants about his knee?
Oh you're drunk, you're drunk, you silly old fool, and still you cannot see
Twas nothing but the tax collector the Queen sent to me
Well, it's many a day I've travelled, a hundred miles or more
But an Englishman that could last 'till three sure I never saw before "
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 5:32:07 AM EDT
Everytime I read stats on sex I think either I'm a semigod or that they're measuring/timming the scum of the earth...
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 5:35:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:


While British men took on average 7.6 minutes, the typical American took 7 minutes, while the Spanish lasted 5.8 minutes and the Dutch 5.1 minutes.






Where's DK?



Well, we might not know what he's doing, but we sure know what he's not doing.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 6:03:52 AM EDT
I wonder how long the French lasted, they always talk about what great lovers they are. They probably couldn't get an accuarate reading since they probably surrendered before they got to bed.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 6:09:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SMProud:
I wonder how long the French lasted, they always talk about what great lovers they are. They probably couldn't get an accuarate reading since they probably surrendered before they got to bed.



French men think they are great lovers.

French women would disagree.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 6:12:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By John_Wayne777:

Originally Posted By SMProud:
I wonder how long the French lasted, they always talk about what great lovers they are. They probably couldn't get an accuarate reading since they probably surrendered before they got to bed.



French men think they are great lovers.

French women would disagree.



Why do you think they became so fond of the phrase "mein fraulen"?
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 7:24:59 AM EDT
I thought DK was Danish, not Dutch?

NTM
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 7:26:57 AM EDT
Somewhere I must have relatives in Turkey
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 7:31:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/23/2005 7:32:29 AM EDT by Hellraiser]
Looks like the world is full of premature ejaculators, it takes me at least 15-20 minutes of pumping to get off, and alot longer if I try, and yes the wife knows she is lucky.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 7:49:17 AM EDT
Holy crap dude, 7 minutes is just warming up.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 7:58:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/23/2005 7:58:36 AM EDT by Shane333]
I remember talking with a girl I was dating (several years ago) about the subject of sex. She commented that women want a man to "last" during sex. I asked her how long a man needs to last to be satisfactory. She commented, "ten minutes."

I thought, "that doesn't seem like very long. Is it that hard to make it ten minutes?"

After marriage and experiencing sex, I remember thinking to myself, "that girl sure had low expectations."

If this story has any truth to it, it appears that she had a valid concern and I last abnormally long compared to the general population. Who'd have guessed!
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 7:59:02 AM EDT
What, no Italians? Also, do the Brits include the obligatory time out for tea in that 7+ minutes?

CW
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 7:59:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dave15:
I thought the average would be closer to one hour.
Let's see:
45 minutes begging.
2 minutes lovin'
13 minutes apologizing.....
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ...............


Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:00:33 AM EDT
You will notice that nowhere in that article was it stipulated that the sex was had with women.

CW
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:14:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Cold_Warrior:
You will notice that nowhere in that article was it stipulated that the sex was had with women.

CW



That is a train of thought I really didn't want to read.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:17:59 AM EDT
Either they have wisky dick or they have a hard time working under pressure.


Mt hunter
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:27:05 AM EDT
Seems like BS to me.

Maybe it's because I'm 40 now, but there is no way I am done in 7 minutes.

Sometimes my wife may wish that I could so that she doesn't have to continue to endure the abuse.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:34:48 AM EDT
Redneck Viagra: Two beers and two asprin. Ya'll last a long time.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:39:42 AM EDT
British celebrity:



US celebrity:



Seems like a reasonable result to that study IMHO.
-LS
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:43:47 AM EDT
Does it count if you fall asleep during...and pickup where you left off , when you wake?
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:44:23 AM EDT
I think it's pretty funny how they do this big study, and every guy here says they go WAAAAyyyy longer.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:46:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By distributor_of_pain:
I think it's pretty funny how they do this big study, and every guy here says they go WAAAAyyyy longer.



Are you saying that the results are about par for the course for you?

I've answered very honestly. I really was surprised that they reported such a short time.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:51:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/23/2005 8:52:51 AM EDT by distributor_of_pain]

Originally Posted By Shane333:

Originally Posted By distributor_of_pain:
I think it's pretty funny how they do this big study, and every guy here says they go WAAAAyyyy longer.



Are you saying that the results are about par for the course for you?

I've answered very honestly. I really was surprised that they reported such a short time.



Depends on the woman
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 9:33:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By distributor_of_pain:

Originally Posted By Shane333:

Originally Posted By distributor_of_pain:
I think it's pretty funny how they do this big study, and every guy here says they go WAAAAyyyy longer.



Are you saying that the results are about par for the course for you?

I've answered very honestly. I really was surprised that they reported such a short time.



Depends on the woman



Good answer. I've only been with one woman, so my frame of referrence is limited. I also admit that my ability to perform significantly improved with practice.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 2:35:21 PM EDT
The key to lasting longer is practice.
It's practically embarrasing the first few times of your life.
I would say the first time i did it i probably wasnt over 3 mins. All of my buddies who have commented have said the same. Age probably has something to do with it. At 16 it's almost instant, i'll tell you that right now.
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