Thursday, April 03, 2008

I love being right!

Case in point... remember my diatribe a few months back about the "Dysfunctional" Minute Man? Welp, seems I was right.

According to an AP article written by Megan Scott, next month's Journal of Sexual Medicine will include a report detailing what the "optimal amount of time for sexual intercourse" is. Wanna take a wild guess how much time? If you go off the myriad of myths pervading our society... you'll be so, so wrong.

The survey results were culled from fifty members of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (how does one become a part of that "society" may I ask?) across the U.S. and Canada. These are honest to God experts (not drunken, mindless frat tards, porn stars, horny 18 year olds, or sexual deviants). The findings?

Optimal time for sexual intercourse ranges from 3 to 13 minutes. Read that again... slowly if you have to. THREE TO THIRTEEN MINUTES. N-O-T hours.

Dr. Irwin Goldstein is the editor of the Journal of Sexual Medicine. In the report he cites a four-week study done back in 2005 that included of 1,500 couples. This study found the median time for sexual intercourse was 7.3 minutes. How did they come up with this time? The women in the study were actually "armed with stopwatches."

Imagine that. OK, don't. Forget I said that.

Marianne Brandon, a clinical psychologist and the director of Wellminds Wellbodies says, "There are so many myths in our culture of what other people are doing sexually. Most people's sex lives are not as exciting as other people think they are."

Meaning: they're not anywhere close to the "high quality" porn movies flowing out of Sexywood. While most of these myths started back in the day, the "Dysfunctional Minute Man Syndrome" is now being spread by the pharmaceutical industry. Glance through the sports section of your newspaper. If it's anything like our local paper you'll find several ads for male enhancement pills. And let's not forget the endless television commercials (the ones with the "hilarious" list of side effects) espousing our supposed erectile challenged society.

So there ya have it. I was right - again. Boy it feels good. Have a great weekend all. I will!

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