How Long Does the Average Man Last in Bed?

In a brief, but upright study, Pfizer (the makers of Viagra) aimed to answer an age-old question:

How long does sex last with the average male?

Ask any male, chances are each and every one of them will tell you they’re above average (in size too), and that’s not just those living at Lake Wobegon.

Females may give a more honest assessment.

Including both, the study of 500 couples, which lasted four weeks (more than any male in it by a long shot) between the sheets in bed, found some rather telling results about how long males lasted during sex before climaxing:

  • 22 percent lasted only 0 to 3 minutes.
  • 54 percent lasted between 4 and 11 minutes.
  • 24 percent lasted over 12 minutes.

In the rare cases of outliers, some males managed to last over 21 minutes during lovemaking.

Although they may be masters of Tantric sex.

The median result was 6 minutes; half of all the males in the study lasted up to this long and the other half lasted longer.

Meaning any tales told by, or of, all-night Arthur, probably best serve only as inspirational stories of male prowess along with the legendary Knights of Camelot.

And there may be some truth to the anecdote of about a minute per inch.

Perhaps not so surprising for males, but it will be used to prove a point short and sweet regardless, was that the study reportedly found no correlation between the duration of sexual intercourse and sexual satisfaction.