According to a new study, almost half of all men finish sex in less than 2 minutes.  But, women need five to seven minutes for climax.

An excerpt from the new book, The New Naked:  The Ultimate Sex Education for Grownups, was shared on Nerve.  It addresses things like sex duration and frequency.

Dr. Harry Fisch writes:

"There have been studies in which couples consented to be scientifically observed having sex, and one of the observers timed each session with a stopwatch to make a fairly accurate assessment about the length of the coupling. Not surprisingly, there is an extremely large variation in the time it takes a couple to have sex, ranging from the excessively short (about two minutes or less, which famed sex researcher Alfred Kinsey dryly noted was a “frequent source of marital conflict”) to the “Are you done yet?” (over forty minutes). 

An astonishing 45 percent of men finish the sex act too quickly, which is to say, within Kinsey’s conflicted two minutes. That’s pretty speedy. Way too speedy for the average woman to be able to have an orgasm through vaginal penetration alone. At least five minutes, and more like seven, is usually what’s needed for a woman to be able to achieve orgasm."

Read the full excerpt here.