One of man's greatest anxieties is falling short in the bedroom. Results from a recent study, however, should help relieve this common male worry shorter sessions are the most desirable.
Researchers at Penn State Erie conducted a survey asking a bunch of questions concerning sex and how long a session should last.
The assorted group of psychologists, social workers, councillors and other professionals all agreed that all-night sex isn't as gratifying as we may believe.
According to the results, the most desirable sex session lasted about 7-13 minutes, while longer love-making which lasts 10-30 minutes can be somewhat monotonous.
Study lead Eric Corty said he wanted to shed light on a subject that has many people disillusioned, whether it be via pornography or other sex-related media.
"Today's popular culture has reinforced stereotypes about sexual activity," Corty said. "Many men and women seem to believe the fantasy model of large penises, rock-hard erections and all-night-long intercourse.
"With this survey we hope to dispel such fantasies and encourage men and women with realistic data about acceptable sexual intercourse durations, thus preventing sexual disappointments and dysfunctions."
Survey findings aside, it's quite possible that your partner prefers a little more than seven minutes of your time. While the results suggest quicker sex isn't by any means bad or unfulfilling, you might want to stop short of suggesting a quickie during the rugby ad break.