How Long Should Sex Last? 5 Tips to Last Longer in Bed

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Sexual performance is a major source of confidence for both genders, but to men, it is an inevitable factor to justify their alpha dog status. While sometimes we’re satisfied with our skills in bed, erections, and duration of the intercourse, but in other instances, we aren’t. Men who don’t last as long as they’d like in bed usually feel stressed out, anxious, and their confidence suffers. Getting stronger, harder erections and increasing duration of the sex session aren’t impossible missions to complete. This article brings you five easy ways to last longer and get harder erections.

How Long Should Sex Last?

How many times have you wondered about the optimal sexual intercourse duration? All of us wanted to know the answer to that question at one point or the other. You won’t find a single answer to that question, which is a kind of relief. Imagine having the specific answer and realizing you don’t last that long. It’s a major confidence killer.

A study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that the average length of intercourse was 5.4 minutes, but it varies from one country to another. Moreover, the median duration of sex decreases significantly with age from 6.5 minutes in the 18-30 age group to 4.3 minutes in the group older than 51 years.

Numerous factors affect the length of sexual intercourse, and one of the main “disruptors” accounts for problems with erections. It is not uncommon for men to find it difficult to achieve or maintain their erection long enough. Here are some tips that can help you last longer.

  1. Learn more about Kama Sutra

How Long Should Sex Last? 5 Tips to Last Longer in BedOkay, every person on this planet knows what Kama Sutra is – an ancient Hindu text on human sexual behavior and practical advice on sexual intercourse. But did you ever actually take some time to study Kama Sutra and advice it provides? The text mentions a technique for delaying ejaculations and, thus, lasting longer.

It all comes down to starting slowly with not more than one in and out stroke every three seconds. Then, start adding more strokes slowly and gradually over the course of 4-5 minutes and keep going until you are making one stroke a second. When you feel like you’re going to achieve an orgasm or come, you should stop with your penis still inside your significant other until you regain the control again. Then, start the process all over. This technique is effective, but it takes a lot of practice, which you won’t mind anyway.

  1. Exercise regularly

Things you do out of the bedroom are equally important as your moves between the sheets. Regular physical exercise can help you last longer by improving the strength and hardness of your erections. One of the most common erectile dysfunction types is vasculogenic, i.e. due to disrupted blood flow and circulation. A study published in the Ethiopian Journal of Health Science discovered that men with this erectile dysfunction-related problem could benefit from aerobic exercise.

Regular aerobic exercise helps you maintain your weight in a healthy range and prevents overweight and obesity. At the same time, this type of training can help overweight/obese men lose weight. Plus, aerobic exercise is good for your heart. Typically, everything that’s good for your heart is also beneficial for your penis.

  1. Slow down

If you can’t maintain an erection long enough and ejaculate way faster than you’d like, then changing the tempo can be extremely beneficial. A vast majority of men prefer deep and fast thrusts, but it should not be about the speed. Sex at a fast pace makes it difficult for you to control yourself and to prolong the intercourse.

On the other hand, a slower pace allows you to connect with your partner better and create a more sensual experience for both of you. It is way sexier and more sensual when you also take the time to caress, explore, and kiss her body, rather thrust fast until you come. This allows you to enjoy your journey and make the arrival at the destination incredibly ecstatic.

  1. Boost testosterone levels

The hormone testosterone is crucial for male sexual health due to the fact it is associated with stamina, sexual desire, and even with the quality of your erections. The Reviews in Urology published research which found that hypogonadism (low testosterone) is one of the most common causes of endocrinopathy that leads to erectile dysfunction.

It is natural for testosterone levels to start decreasing as you age. This process is indicated by numerous symptoms including loss of muscle mass, weight gain, fat (especially in the abdominal area), low sex drive, hair loss, and others. Boosting testosterone levels can also help you improve erections and have a better sex life. Eat a well-balanced diet rich in testosterone-boosting foods, try dietary supplements, exercise regularly, avoid drinking from plastic bottles, and get enough sleep.

  1. Buy a duration spray

How Long Should Sex Last? 5 Tips to Last Longer in BedNowadays, you have the opportunity to purchase different products that help you stay longer, including delay sprays. What is their purpose? Delay sprays act as endurance enhancers that desensitize the nerves in the penis. As a result, you can delay ejaculating prematurely, and your erection is still strong or hard enough to have sex longer than you used to. Also, consider using supplement which deliver natural ingredients that boost testosterone, and enhance your endurance for a better sex life.


Our confidence greatly relies on sexual power, which is why we sometimes take a wrong approach and think the faster, the better. This prevents you from lasting longer in bed, and it can be quite frustrating for both you and your significant other. In order to truly lengthen the intercourse, you should take a wise approach at a slower pace. Also, exercise regularly, try all-natural supplements and don’t be afraid to use sex toys and products that are specifically formulated to help you out.

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