American men can take heart: They have, as the survey put it — “the most staying power,” with men from the U.
K., Canada, Australia and India trailing in that order.
Queen, a longtime sex educator at Good Vibrations, a female-friendly sex shop, cautioned that the focus of the survey — the duration of intercourse alone, without foreplay — may not be the best barometer of a satisfying sexual experience.
Finding the right footing in the dating scene can be difficult for anyone, but especially so for those with a positive HIV diagnosis.
Dating with HIV requires complete honesty about an issue that can be hard to talk about.
It also requires a certain level of disclosure before any sexual act.
Fortunately, there are several resources dedicated to helping HIV-positive individuals find their perfect match.
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Saucy Dates.com, a British online dating service, found that both men and women reported the ideal length of time for intercourse is 25 minutes.
Its survey included 3,836 adults, who self-reported their time.
The ideal fell short of reality, however, with men clocking in far fewer minutes for actual bedroom performance.
In an infographic that the dating service labeled “The World Championships: Bedroom Performance,” the best performers only clocked in at 15 to 17 minutes.
“If people focus more on intercourse than other acts, the risk is female partners won’t be turned on enough to enjoy the duration they say they want to have.” (Even with lubricant, she said, some women will find the friction of protracted sex unbearable.) An informal poll of this writer’s Facebook friends on “how long sex should last” resulted in one joke from a male friend (“At least one commercial long.