June 24, 2010

"Real couples are satisfied with making love for between 3 and 13 minutes – and can find anything over 10 minutes tiresome."

Less than 1 or 2 minutes is, however, "too short."

28 comments:

Doug Wright said...

However, phony couples are either satisfied with anything or dissatisfied with everything. strange, eh!

GMay said...

"Real" couples? GMAFB

I don't agree that all-nighters are fantasy, but they do generally seem to be confined to 18 year olds and brand spanking (yuk yuk) new relationships. But 3-13 minutes? I like a quickie as much as the next guy, but as the norm??? Dayum!

"A separate survey published this month has shown that most married women would now rather go to sleep, read a book or watch a film than have sex."

And in other news, a major university was granted 2 billion taxpayer dollars to determine that water is wet.

traditionalguy said...

Ten minutes is OK for "the little people", as the BP Chairman sees them. But Big and powerful people start with foreplay like the 40 minute massage, and after they climax, they enjoy pillow talk about their power to crush the little people that are foolish and get in their way . Sex and money power can be a very, very erotic experience.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Maybe we should use egg timers then to get it just right.

Bart Hall (Kansas, USA) said...

If sex is the central focus of the relationship, no matter how long or short, I'd suggest you've got a problem.

Shallowness.

GMay said...

Did I miss someone talking about sex being the central focus of a relationship?

edutcher said...

The Blonde's views on the matter are that she's seen so many patients and visitors doing it on hospital beds and then wanting to regale her with the excruciating details, duration and other factors all come under the heading of 'more information than I wanted'.

Less than 1 minute is for Superman - faster than a speeding bullet.

sunsong said...

I am clearly abnormal :-)

traditionalguy said...

I want to know what erections in excess of 4 hours did to the satistical mean. Really 5 minutes may be what the real, but worn out, people are doing.

EDH said...

Like Harrison Ford I'm gettin frantic
Like Sting, I'm tantric
Like Snickers, guaranteed to satisfy
Like Kurasswa, I make mad films
Okay I dont make films,
But if I did, they'd have a Samurai


One Week

Adam said...

"I Huckabees" had this down six years ago:

Dawn Campbell: We're private about our seven minutes of heaven!
Brad Stand: It's longer than that, darling.
Dawn Campbell: [laughs hysterically] Eight minutes of heaven! It's quantity not quality!

Adam said...

blogger doesn't like heart icons.

How about "I [heart] Huckabees"

William said...

I just recently read the Edmund Morris biography of Teddy Roosevelt. He really was the very Percival. He was a virgin on his wedding night. His first wife died while he was still a young man. He remarried within two years without seeking any carnal comfort in his time of grief.....There's something to be said for sublimation. TR's vast wellsprings of energy may have come from the fact that he didn't spend a lot of time pursuing or worrying about sex. He read one book a day, even when he was President, and he himself wrote 38 books including a full biography of Cromwell while he was on vacation for a month.....What's the reverse of sublimation? A lot of the energy we should expend in reading or hunting horned animals, we spend pursuing some ephemeral vision of sensual joy.

former law student said...

... most married women would now rather go to sleep, read a book or watch a film than have sex."

A young fellow I once worked with said he played golf every Saturday so that he could relax.

I asked him why not spend four hours every Saturday in bed with his girlfriend, and really relax.

He looked at me as if I had just landed from Saturn.

Methadras said...

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Maybe we should use egg timers then to get it just right.


Ding!!!

chuck b. said...

I remember having sex all day long when I was 19ish. We'd start at noon and stop around 8 for dinner. And I'd need relief again before I could go to bed at night. Bizarre!

Juba Doobai! said...

Heck! Whatever happened to "all night long"?

GMay, just so. 3-13 minutes, folks are just warming up. Heck, a cocktail party before dinner takes longer than that.

Jeez, no wonder "most married women would now rather go to sleep, read a book or watch a film than have sex." If the journey is over before the engine is warmed up, who'd want to travel?

3-13 is like a horse race on a small atoll: "And they're off! And the winner is!..."

Some people have a very poor view of sex if 3-13 minutes is all it takes. Maybe we ought to teach how to have sex the right way.

reader_iam said...

Maybe we ought to teach how to have sex the right way.

Maybe we ought stop telling people there is a "'the' right way."

rhhardin said...

The Onion

Nation's Boyfriends Dreading 'Free Event In The Park' Season

EnigmatiCore said...

"If sex is the central focus of the relationship, no matter how long or short, I'd suggest you've got a problem."

True.

Also true is that, if sex is not a central focus of the relationship, no matter how long or short, then the couple has a problem.

Sex cannot be the main thing in a relationship, but a relationship is not nearly as healthy as it can or should be if sex is considered an afterthought or less.

Bob_R said...

This is probably part of the "oral sex isn't sex" debate about the definition of "sex." My guess is that for most married couples the PG-13 part of foreplay lying around in bed in the evening half naked doesn't count as "sex." It's just part of life. When you are dating "sex" starts on the couch and moves into the bedroom. When you have kids running around you don't think of that as sex.

Fred4Pres said...

Okay, and how many times a week? Or should I say a month? Or perhaps more? It depends on what is going on in your life.

Synova said...

I agree.

Every time Althouse posts yet another of these studies saying the exact same thing I have to think that by "sex" they're saying time engaged in actual penetration.

And that's just silly.

roesch-voltaire said...

I would suggest that making love is a continuum of experience that ranges from bringing coffee to the morning bedside, to sometimes adding sugar and spice to the regular brew. Of course when young you tend to skip the coffee and sleep in, and when older you turn to trantric conservation.

Revenant said...

most married women would now rather go to sleep, read a book or watch a film than have sex.

"Would now" as opposed to when? Before they were married? That, I believe. :)

BTDGreg said...

Two minutes in heaven is better than one minute in heaven.

bagoh20 said...

3- 13 minutes. Does that include eating the sandwich? Because I consider that my multiple orgasm.

E.M. Davis said...

BTDGreg FTW.