Re­search finds men are still mov­ing too fast be­tween the sheets

Men's Health (Australia) - - Useful stuff -

Whether it’s ram­pant lust or a sneaky de­sire to catch the sec­ond half of the big game, guys con­tinue to pro­ceed with ex­ces­sive haste in the bed­room, ac­cord­ing to new find­ings.

Among women, the most pop­u­lar du­ra­tion for a sex­ual en­counter is 30-plus min­utes. Typ­i­cally, how­ever, ses­sions last about half that time, ac­cord­ing to a sur­vey of 1,200 Aus­tralians by love­honey.com.au.

“At around five min­utes [from ini­tial arousal], men take con­sid­er­ably less time to reach or­gasm,” says Love­honey sex­pert Annabelle Knight. “In con­trast, around 20 min­utes of con­tin­ual stimulation is re­quired to en­sure your lady hits the big O.”

Which is stuff you prob­a­bly know al­ready from ex­quis­ite ex­pe­ri­ence. So why are the ne­c­es­sary ad­just­ments to our sex­ual pace so elu­sive?

While male overex­cite­ment and a let’s-cut-to-the-chase at­ti­tude are prob­a­bly the cul­prits in a pro­por­tion of trun­cated en­coun­ters, it’s also likely that an epi­demic of work-re­lated stress is di­min­ish­ing men’s ca­pac­ity to use a slow hand in the night hours, ar­gues Knight.

“Train your­self to leave work at the door,” says Knight. “Cou­ples that agree not to talk about work af­ter, say, 8pm tend to en­joy much length­ier sex­ual en­coun­ters, as the pe­riod of respite al­lows them to clear their heads be­fore bed.”

She’d ap­pre­ci­ate a gen­tle pace.

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