Whether you can only last for a few seconds or keep going all night, you’ve probably wondered what’s a “normal” amount of time to spend in the sack.
While research shows that ladies would like romps to last 23 minutes, according to a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine the average guy blows his load after just three minutes and 45 seconds.
To put the stat to the test, we did our own survey to find out how long Daily Star readers last during a typical romp.
We asked average guys to honestly reveal if they usually last longer than three minutes and 45 seconds or not.
And a massive 8,369 men took part in our poll with some surprising results.
More than half (56%) of our readers answered no, admitting that they do not last longer than three minutes and 45 seconds in the bedroom.
But 44% were confident that they can keep going for longer than this.
Finishing too quickly – or premature ejaculation (PE) – can be an all too common problem thought to affect about 30% of guys.
If you want to prolong the experience you can try spicing up your sex life with some new sex positions that can help you last longer in bed naturally.
It’s common for women to take longer to reach orgasm than men, so delaying your climax with some strategic positions could boost your sex life and her enjoyment.
But before you begin make sure to indulge in plenty of foreplay because it’ll help loosen you both up, meaning you’ll be less nervous when it comes to the actual act.
Here’s the best s*x positions to stave off ejaculation – and one you should definitely steer clear from.
1. Woman on Top
In case you haven’t tried this position before, it’s when a woman goes on top and straddles her partner.
The move, also known as cowgirl, is great for holding off ejaculation because it gives the woman more control.
It lets her set the speed and if she thinks that you’re getting close, she can lean forward and rest on her elbows.
Not only will that increase the chance of him hitting the G-spot, but it will make the penetration less deep. Leaning forward also means that you can get more intimate and focus more on kissing and touching.
2. The Cross
For this position, the man has to lie on side facing the woman.
Then she lies on her back at a right angle to him, draping her legs over his hips.
It delays the guy’s arousal because he can’t move as easily by being on his side. Having limited motion means the man won’t be able to get carried away or climax too quickly.
The cross is an easy and relaxed position which can also be used to switch things up during a long and steamy session.
To get into the spooning position you should both lay down facing the same way, with the man’s pelvis a little lower than the woman’s.
This manoeuvre puts him in charge, creating shallow penetration and slower motions so he won’t get too excited.
4. Side By Side
This one is similar to the spooning position except you’re laying on your sides facing each other. It’s a very close and intimate position which won’t get him too overstimulated because the penetration isn’t too deep.
Not only will the sex last longer but you’ll also be able to communicate what feels good face-to-face while both being in control of the situation.
Avoid: Doggy Style
This is when a woman is on her hands and knees and the man penetrates her from behind.
But it’s not a good idea because the man has all of the power and leverage.
If you’re trying to prolong your sex session then cut out doggy style because it’ll make him climax too quickly.