When it comes to sex, there are a million different numbers—from the average length of time it lasts to the number of calories a romp in the sack burns.We compiled the most interesting statistics on the topic, and ran them by our experts to see what they really mean for you.
Kerner says that some behavioral therapies can help, as well as medication such as Paxil, which is thought to delay ejaculation. Carle: "Always take care of your own sexual health.
And, he says to remember: "There are many paths to the female orgasm." 25: Percentage of Americans who are living with an incurable STD. If you have suspicions, get tested more frequently.
Knowing your body as well as your partner's and using honesty, sensitivity and safe sex can ensure your love is the focus, rather than your disease." STDs can also be transmitted during oral sex, so being in a trusting monogamous relationship is the best way to protect yourself, adds Dr. "From HPV to chlamydia, consider a full screening at your next physical," he says. Here's a shocker: In some cases, sleeping apart could be healthier!
If you're single and interested in someone at work, make sure that he's in a different department and certainly not anyone you report to or who reports to you." Bottom line, he says: "Proceed with caution across the work-sex boundary." 2: The number of minutes before ejaculation that qualifies as premature.
Premature ejaculation (PE) is more common than erectile disorder, and some studies estimate that 1 in 3 men experience it, says Dr. "It doesn't mean a guy is lazy, selfish or immature," he says.
"In fact, most of the latest science is showing that it could be genetic.
Many guys who suffer from PE don't even make it to intercourse, they ejaculate during foreplay." While there isn't a "little blue pill" for the condition yet, Dr.
"Most men think they're either too small or too big, when in fact they're average," says Dr. "The vast majority [of women] rated a clean penis as being more important than a big penis." So forget the pills and pumps, guys, and instead just take a shower!
200: Number of calories the average person burns during 30 minutes of sexual intercourse. Don't break up with your elliptical machine just yet, says Gilda Carle, Ph D, a sex and relationship expert and the author of .
"Sex may be exercise, but it's not enough exercise to burn your thunder thighs. "Now that the vast majority of women work, it only makes sense that the workplace is becoming a hotbed of sexual activity," says Dr. "First off, most affairs now occur between coworkers.
Make sex an addition to your routine." 20: Percentage of Americans who have had sex with a coworker. And those people who are still single are spending more and more time at work, so it only makes sense that with limited time comes a limited pool of candidates." While not all office relationships are doomed, there are certain types that Dr. "If you're married, watch out for the flirty friendships that lead to emotional infidelity and then sexual infidelity.