Or not. I was doing my typical morning read of CNN.com when I came across the results of a new sex survey. In the upcoming May issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine, researchers have concluded that the very best sex takes (on average) 3 to 13 minutes. Again, I was reminded of the uselessness of some "scientific" studies. Apparently, the whole point of this completely unnecessary research was to show that duration is overrated and quick performers are in fact within the "normal" range. Since when can sex be normalized? In every bed, there are only two people who get to decide what constitutes a good length of time for getting laid. And I don't think it includes the mere 34 members from the Society for Sex Therapy and Research that were surveyed. Here's one study I think should generally be ignored. Timing isn't everything.
How All the Bad Flings Led Me to the Woman I Married
In this excerpt from forthcoming book How to Grow Up, writer Michelle Tea explains exactly that.