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Awkward Question: Is It Going Down? Sex Drive and Age

Posted September 27, 2012 by Kimani in Love. Life. Erotica.

What’s the average time of sex from a teenager versus an adult’s time? I find that I had sex for close to a hour, if not over a hour when I was younger compared to now, it being no more than 20 minutes. Thirty minutes and he’s a lucky dude. Is there something wrong with ME?


From the Writer’s Desk..

Unfortunately, there were no real statistics in regards to teenage sex vs adult sex – but I can attest to your concern. In our younger years, stamina and libido are at an all time high, due to peaks in our hormones at puberty. In girls, puberty usually starts around 11 years of age, but it may start as early as 6 or 7 years of age. In boys, puberty begins around 12 years as age, but may start as early as 9 years of age. Puberty is a process that goes on for several years. Most girls are physically mature by about 14 years of age. Boys mature at about 15 or 16 (FamilyDoctor, 2010). Depending on how old you were when you started having intercourse, your level of energy may have been slightly higher or lower than the average.

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Consider what life is like now and what it was when you were seventeen – how much do you do in an average day? In high school, our average day consisted of waking up, going to school and coming home. Factor in whether you had a part-time job  or not – think of all the extra time that was available. What about now? Get up, go to work, go to school/pick up the kids. It’s a lot different now that we have extra responsibilities.

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Secondly – think about the quantity of sex versus the quality of it from then and now. Most teens were having sex just to say they were doing it; many of them five or six times a week (if not every day). If you polled them and asked how much of it was memorable, I doubt you’d get fifty percent in agreement. Nowadays we as adults have sex for enjoyment, often factoring in that we have little time to spare for the art of it. Many of us skip the foreplay (which adds about 30 minutes to the entire event) and jump straight to the main course. Food’s on the stove, the baby’s crying – there’s still homework left to be done; we’re often trying to get it over and done with. Hence, the faster time of completion.




That doesn’t mean that sex isn’t better these days. Adults tend to be more mature and in tune with their bodies, it’s easier to obtain climax when you know what to do. Let’s not forget that much of teenage sex was spent fumbling around looking for the correct anatomy. “Is it in yet?” sound like a familiar question?

So don’t worry if it only lasts 30 minutes – sometimes all you need is fifteen!


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About the Author


A NY transplant in Florida, Kimani has taken on the task of educating the world on sexual health and education. The Mount Vernon native has seen AIDS and HIV spread through her community like wildfire, and hopes to cease the transmission of these and other diseases one person at a time. If you know better, you're inclined to do better.

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