WOMEN

How Long Does Sex Last? Glamour Asks 1,000 Women

04/18/2013 05:36 pm ET
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There's really no denying that we're curious about what goes on in other people's bedrooms, or that we're curious mainly because we want to know how it compares to what's going on in our own. Is the sex we have as good? Do we have it as often? Does it last as long?

Glamour took a stab at answering this last question, surveying 1,000 young women to see how long foreplay and sex usually last for them. The majority of women surveyed said they spent 5 to 9 minutes on foreplay and 10 to 14 minutes on sex.

A 2012 study found that an average woman's ideal day consists of 106 minutes of sexual intimacy -- significantly more than what Glamour found is the average in reality.

So what do you think? Do you spend more or less time than you wish having sex? Do the average durations of foreplay and sex seem accurate to you?

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