Archive for the ‘Psychology’ Category

How Long Should “It” Last?

April 2nd, 2008

A WatchThat’s the question, and Dr. Eric Corty wanted to know. So he asked a number of folks at the Society for Sex Therapy and Research, received 34 responses, and found that the most desirable duration lasts between 7-13 minutes. Which seems to fit well with a study in 2005 which found that the median time for sex was just over 7 minutes.

Of course, those queried were likely a highly biased group.  And, I have to imagine things like, profession and age were not controlled for, but I don’t really know because I can’t see the study without paying for it.  And, because this is still a blog written on my spare time, there’s no budget for this sort of thing.

Now, I’m not saying go out and see for yourselves, but hey, if you have other ideas of “best” durations, feel free to write in a comment.

Source: Journal of Sexual Medicine


Surprise: Good Looking People are Candy for the Eyes

November 13th, 2007

Melissa TheuriauLet’s do a little thought experiment – I hear it worked for Einstein. Say you’re a heterosexual guy in a committed relationship and you see this gal on the left walk by (who happens to be French anchor Melissa Theuriau). What are you gonna do? Keep on walking? Glance? Stare? Dare I say, ogle?

Well guys, that compulsion you had to stare, one you fight to suppress at times, is actually hardwired into your brain. And it applies to women too. Researchers have discovered a measurable yet uncontrollable need for people to stare at an attractive person for longer periods of time than a “normal” one.

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