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Women divided after it's revealed how long men last on average in bed

Ella Scott

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Women divided after it's revealed how long men last on average in bed

Featured Image Credit: Nattakorn Maneerat/Daly and Newton/Getty Images

A new study has revealed the average length of time that a man lasts during a sex session - and women are divided over the revelation.

According to a new report, published by men’s healthcare service Pilot, there can sometimes be a gap between expectations and reality when it comes to sexual encounters.

The survey said that this can actually stem from watching pornography, which in turn can have a detrimental effect on performance, mental health and confidence in the bedroom.

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With 22 percent of men on average consuming pornographic content at least once a week, the report suggests that people believe intercourse should mimic videos and last upwards of ten minutes.

However, new findings claim that the average man is often finished much quicker.

Dr Ben Condon, who was involved in the survey, said: “Porn, particularly in the absence of sufficient sex education, perpetuates unrealistic and unhealthy expectations of sex and intimate relationships.

He told news.com.au: “This unnecessarily increases the incidence of shame and anxiety in one’s ‘performance’ while also encouraging unhealthy, and at times disrespectful, relationships.”

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Results claim that pornography can have a negative impact on intimacy. Credit: Pexels/Cottonbro Studio
Results claim that pornography can have a negative impact on intimacy. Credit: Pexels/Cottonbro Studio

According to the Pilot findings, men on average only last around five-and-a-half minutes during sex with their partner.

In response to the information, women have been having their say on social media.

One Facebook user wrote: “Thankful my husband cared enough to make it amazing for both of us every time! 3-4 hours was about average for us!”

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“(Sic) Yeah my experience is men think they’re sooooo great and then the reality is nothing like what they profess,” replied another.

A third commented: “It really depends on the guy (sic) and the technique. One guy could rock your world in that 5 and a half minutes.

“But another guy could make that 5 and a half minutes so depressingly uninteresting you'll seriously consider just giving up & joining a nunnery. Or taking up extreme knitting.”

The average man reportedly last 5.5 minutes during sexual intercourse. Credit: Pexels/Andrea Piacquadio
The average man reportedly last 5.5 minutes during sexual intercourse. Credit: Pexels/Andrea Piacquadio
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Another replied: “All these men (sic) getting butt hurt saying they last hours. Women saying they want more or some saying less. Such a touchy subject.”

Elsewhere, findings also claim that men think mimicking X-rated acts will please the person they are getting intimate with.

However, Dr Condon has warned that porn is ‘not representative of healthy sexual relationships’ and that it ‘perpetuates unrealistic expectations on performance’.

He also added that watching pornography can negatively impact body image and even lead to erectile dysfunction.

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“Over time, this ultimately impacts our perception of healthy sexual relationships, what’s ‘normal’ and can lead to decreased arousal, performance anxiety and erectile dysfunction.”

On the findings, he added that there are still ‘many taboos to break’ when it comes to men’s intimate health and relationships, which Pilot is attempting to tackle.

Topics: Sex and Relationships, Health, Social media

Ella Scott
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