It took Meg Ryan less than a minute to fake it in When Harry Met Sally, but a new study has found that on average it takes women 13 minutes and 25 seconds to have a real orgasm. In research that might have taken the passion out of the moment, women were asked to start a stopwatch when they became sexually aroused, and stop it again when they climaxed. Around one in six of those who took part said they never climaxed during intercourse. Of the rest, the time it took ranged from 5 minutes 42 seconds to just over 21 minutes. Almost nine in ten of those who took part in the research reported longer-lasting sensations when they were positioned on top. Scientists who conducted the study between October and last September believe they are the first to measure "orgasmic latency" - the gap between arousal and climax.
16 Women Reveal How Long It Typically Takes Them To Reach Orgasm | Thought Catalog
A leading blog on the science of sex, love, and relationships, written by social psychologist Dr. Justin Lehmiller. Much has been said and written in the popular media about the length of time it typically takes men and women to reach orgasm; however, most of this information is based on anecdotal reports, not science. So what does research on this subject say? That said, in both of these studies, the median meaning 50th percentile length of time to reach orgasm was 5. Average time to orgasm was
But how often do we hear the nitty-gritty of how we can actually better understand our deepest desires and most embarrassing questions? Bustle has enlisted Vanessa Marin, a sex therapist , to help us out with the details. No gender, sexual orientation, or question is off limits, and all questions remain anonymous. Q: I have never been able to orgasm during sex.