Question of the Week: How Long Should Intercourse Last?

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Hey, hey, it’s a brand new feature on our site! Occasionally, we’ll ask you guys an impertinent question, and you can share your answer in the comments section below. Feel free to share your age, gender, relationship status, sexuality, etc., if you feel that it’s relevant to the answer. So, this week’s question:

How long should intercourse last for, ideally? Forget foreplay, forget oral, forget all the other stuff that makes sex sex — we just want to know what your personal preference is for the old in-out.

(“None” is a perfectly acceptable answer, by the way!) Oh, and please do explain your answer, list exceptions, blah blah blah.

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19 Comments on "Question of the Week: How Long Should Intercourse Last?"

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We can get it done with a quickie in about 10 minutes, or we can last about an hour and a half…all depends on the mood. I have to say, I think we both prefer the hour and a half! It’s awesome to spend that much time being intimate with my sexy hubby. Lately we are varying positions and have found a love for lingerie and it’s brought the sexy to a whole new level. Our sex has increased from about 1 or 2 times a week to more like 4-5 times a week. For example, tonight, me on the… Read more »

It doesn’t matter if there is foreplay or not because he feels incredible. 5 minutes. I am 13yrs married to my second husband-THE love of my life, have 5 children, 2 son-in-laws and 5 grandkids. Yes, I fell-in-love at first sight and his is still my eye-candy and would only want to have an affair with him 😉

I think people here are describing their DREAMS, not reality. Most women will tell you they are lucky to get 10 minutes of foreplay, followed by 6 more minutes of intercourse. So the hour+ comments are optimistic, to say the least! The truth is that you don’t need hour after hour of intercourse to please a woman. If you are good at providing sexual pleasure, a woman will have an orgasm when the man climaxes. But, there lies the problem. You need to be good at providing sexual pleasure! The best sex ALWAYS begins with an opportunity to bond emotionally.… Read more »

really we dont have to go that far As long as his tongue works


As my boyfriend says…Do it till your satisfied!!!!Whatever it is!!!


Til you both climax… or are utterly exhausted… or both. Preferably both. 🙂


I want foreplay until I’m really close to orgasm and then 5 minutes of sex.