Here's How Long You Should Be Having Sex For
It's officially Valentines Day and if you're in a relationship that can only mean one thing: getting down to business.
But how long should sex last? Two minutes? Ten? 24 hours?
Doubtless having sex for 24 hours would be too much, leaving participants knackered, confused and possibly injured at the end of the session, but what is the ideal amount of time?
Tracey Cox, a self-anointed 'sex guru', has also been answering questions on the subject.
Luckily for you, she says that although there's often perception that women crave longer sex, while some women enjoy uninterrupted, prolonged sex, the majority don't.
According to Tracey, the natural lubrication women enjoy doesn't last for ever, and going for too long might prove painful. Especially if the intercourse is in one position.
To look at it from a scientific perspective, according to a 2008 study of United States and Canadian sex therapists, sex that is "too short" lasts one to two minutes, "adequate" lasts three to seven minutes, and "desirable" is seven to 13 minutes.
According to a Social Psychological and Personality Science study, there is no perfect or superior number for how much you should be doing it per week. And couples should do it when and as they please in conducive to a happy relationship.
Amy Muise, a sex and romance researcher with the University of Toronto, conducted rigorous research that included the examination of three surveys over the decades.
She told the Huffington Post: "In general, it is important to maintain a sexual connection with a romantic partner, but it is also important to have realistic expectations for one's sex life, given that many couples are busy with work and responsibilities.
"Our research suggests that engaging in regular sex is associated with happiness, but it is not necessary, on average, for couples to aim to engage in sex as frequently as possible."
If you're looking for a way to spice it up in the bedroom you might want to hear about this legendary sex position.
Second only to the legendary 'missionary' position, the 69 is known by nymphomaniacs and sex experts as the most daring and kinky of all sexual positions.
But what if I was to tell you there was more?
What if I was to tell you that if you subtracted the legendary number by one and Googled it you would find something more.
What if I was to tell you about the fabled '68', a lesser-known position that, according to Your Tango.com, is not about providing mutual pleasure, but ensuring one partner in the couple has a seriously good time.
Would you be interested in hearing about that?
Well, you're still here, so I'm going to go ahead and take that as a yes.
The position involves one person lying on their back and the other lying on their chest, on top of the giver.
The person on top must then position themselves so that their head is resting between the giver's thighs and their genitals are positioned over their mouth.
In this position, the giver has full access to their partners, balls and bum hole. While he/she's down there, they're in the perfect position to lick and suck whatever is near to your hart's content.
When the woman is on top, it means the guy's hands are free to roam wherever he likes and the girl can touch herself to heighten the experience.
According to the website, the position is "perfect for its versatility and ability to enhance sexual exploration," as you are restricted with what you can do in a normal '69' manoeuvre.
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