While sexual preferences and interests change significantly from person to person, how long they’d like to be intimate for is something many people can agree on.
Research conducted by online sex retailer LoveHoney has revealed the amount of time sex should last for – and the magic number is 30 minutes.
The results showed that 40 per cent of people would prefer their ‘sex session’ lasted half an hour or more but only 24 per cent said this was the case in their relationship.
Majority said the sex they were having was lasting 15 minutes and for 16 per cent of respondents sex lasts just 10 minutes.
Sex expert Tracey Cox previously said that people shouldn’t panic about how long their sex is lasting.
‘THIRTY MINUTES FOR SOME PEOPLE WOULD BE WAY TOO SHORT, FOR OTHERS, IT MIGHT BE A LONG TIME,’ SHE SAID.
IF YOU’RE BOTH HAPPY WITH THE TIME YOU SPEND HAVING SEX, THEN THAT’S ALL THAT MATTERS.
‘AIM TO CONNECT SEXUALLY ON A REGULAR BASIS – THAT MIGHT MEAN A SEXY KISS OR SOME TYPE OF FOREPLAY THAT DOESN’T NECESSARILY GO FURTHER – RATHER THAN KEEP SCORE.’
Research from the same group also revealed at what age people tend to be the most sexually fulfilled.
People aged 36 to 40 said they rate their sex life a 10, with one being the lowest and 10 being the highest.
The second happiest age group is those aged 46-50 with 13.5 per cent of them rating their sexual satisfaction a 10.
This is the most sexually happy age group, with 10 per cent of 56 to 60 year olds rating the sex they’re having a one.
This aspect of the research goes to show that people tend to be happier with their sex lives when they have had more time to understand their body, as well as their partner’s.
The most sexually happy region in Australia happens to be Queensland, with 13 per cent of them rating their sex life as a 10, meaning they were very sexually satisfied.