View our gallery of sexy heavyweights—and read 15 other surprising factors that influence guys' performance. Researchers in Turkey have finished a yearlong study that correlated body mass index with male sexual performance. Their findings may surprise you: Heavier men were able to make love for an average of 7. The study, published in Nature , showed overweight men had higher levels of the female estradiol hormone, which blocks male hormones and delays the climax.
Hot and Heavy Male Celebs Plus, a look at 15 other factors that influence staying power. For 16 percent of men and 12 percent of women, the average sexual encounter lasts two hours or more.
But for the vast majority, it's way less than half that. She lists the top three factors: Is quality more important than quantity? The American Sex Survey: A Peek Beneath the Sheets.
Sixteen-toyear-olds last twice as long as people aged 55 and up. The Durex condom company commisioned a worldwide study of sexual behaviors. When averaged out among the 26 countries surveyed, the younger group lasts 24 minutes, while the older group lasts only Granted, the trouble with researching the durations of sexual encounters is that nearly all of the data is self-reported, which creates built-in problems with its accuracy. Carl Latkin et al. One major study examined the lengths of time that people in many different categories spend on the average sexual session, including foreplay.
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Brazilians spend the longest average time on each sexual session: Miami residents last 40 percent longer than Phoenix residents. It's not the heat, it's the humidity. According to a study commissioned by Trojan Brand condoms, Miamians spend an average of 35 minutes per session, topping all of the other cities surveyed.
New Yorkers spend an average of 29 minutes per session, Atlantans spend an average of 28, and Phoenix residents are the nation's quickest at 25 minutes.
Trojan's Degrees of Pleasure Study 5. In other words, married folks spend one-fourth the time in the sack than their single, not-living-together counterparts. The authors of the study that yielded these findings define 15 minutes or less as "shorter sexual encounters" and an hour-plus as "extended sexual encounters. Edward Laumann et al. The Social Organization of Sexuality: Sexual Practices in the United States. University of Chicago Press, , p.
The author of the study that includes this stat warns: Perhaps the greater question is: Are the partners of these men who smoke marijuana satisfied with the men's sexual performance?
Is it simply perception rather than reality? But marijuana can lower our inhibitions so that we engage in sex more and worry less about all of our hangups. A Guide to Clinical Management. Brazilians last three times as long as Thais.
According to medical doctor and World Health Organization policy adviser Judith Mackay, who studied sexual behavior around the globe, Brazilians spend the longest average time on each sexual session: According to Mackay's research, Thais—the world's quickest—do it for Americans last more than twice as long as Russians. In Russia, they last only But "researching sex on a worldwide, comparable basis is not easy. There is no central depository for global sex information," and "sex research, where it exists, is usually fertility-related, rather than sex-orientated.
Obese men are 48 percent less likely to be premature ejaculators than are men with normal body mass indexes. In a study of men conducted in Turkey and published in the forebodingly titled International Journal of Impotence Research, only 8. The study's authors conjecture that a key factor driving this finding might be increased estrogen levels in obese men. Insight on pathogenesis of lifelong premature ejaculation: Investigating the relationship between lifelong premature ejaculation and obesity.
International Journal of Impotence Research 22, That's compared to According to the Trojan study, residents of all four of these major metropolitan areas spend an average of 27 minutes per sexual session. Trojan's Degrees of Pleasure Study Those who have attended college do it the longest: In general, the less education you have, the more likely you are to engage in sexual acts averaging 15 minutes or less, ranging from That's compared with Does the religion we ascribe to make sex just for procreation?
Premajure-ejaculation sufferers who are spritzed with a drug known as PSD can last six times longer than premature-ejaculation sufferers who are spritzed with a placebo.
Both are anesthetics, which means that—applied via aerosol spray five minutes before intercourse begins—they have a numbing effect on the penis. According to the researchers who conducted this study, 30 to 40 percent of men suffer from premature ejaculation at some point in their lives. Wallace Dinsmore et al. PSD inproves ejaculatory latency, control and sexual satisfaction when applied topically 5 minutes before intercourse in men with premature ejaculation: British Journal of Urology International, 7 , Americans last twice as long as Italians.
According to The Penguin Atlas of Human Sexual Behavior, Americans last on average 28 minutes, while South Africans last 19 minutes, Germans last 17 minutes, the French last 16 minutes, Poles last 15 minutes, and Italians last 14 minutes. Even the Italians outlast Hong Kongers, if just by a minute. Anneli Rufus is the author of many books, including Party of One: In , she won a Society of Professional Journalists award for criticism.