Last longer during sex: 10 tips

I'm sure you agree: good things take time. When it comes to sex, however, many men (unintentionally) belong to the rapid-fire faction. It can be pretty frustrating – for both man and partner:in. Because sex is simply too beautiful to be over after just 2 minutes. So that you have more time for pleasure from now on, we give you the best and simplest tips on how to increase your stamina in bed – and become a better lover on top of it all.

Length comparison: How long does normal sex last?

As much as we don't like to reveal our salary, we also don't like to talk about how long our sex lasts. To get a sense of where you lie, a look at the statistics can help. According to an international study conducted by the condom manufacturer Durex, Germans take an average of 17 minutes during lovemaking – but it is doubtful whether this value is true.

That the data, which led to the result, are rather rough estimates, suggests a study of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf. Researchers asked men and women separately how long the act takes them from penetration to climax. The response of men: 25 to 27 minutes. The, of women: 12 to 15 minutes. The couples then stopped the actual duration with a stopwatch. The result: sex lasted an average of 3.11 minutes.

The shame of premature ejaculation is still great

The surprising figure suggests: quite a few men are affected by premature ejaculation. The study PE Confidential, which looked into the subject, found that 20 percent of all men suffer from the problem. Premature ejaculation is when ejaculation can be held back immediately after penetration or only for a maximum of 1 to 2 minutes. For comparison, a man can last about 5 to 7 minutes at normal function. More than half of those affected are ashamed and have never talked to a doctor or partner about the problem. In 25 percent of all these men, self-confidence is also cracked outside the bedroom. What helps against early ejaculation.

Stress, anxiety and alcohol: what influences your steadfastness?

In the case of premature ejaculation, researchers now know that the disorder is physical and related to the neurotransmitter serotonin. And what about the steadfastness of those who are not affected? What causes man to last shorter than usual? Is just the partner:in too hot? No! These factors have a negative effect:

  • Regular alcohol consumption
  • Smoking
  • Overweight
  • Stress & lack of sleep
  • Certain drugs
  • Diseases like z.B. Diabetes mellitus
  • Depression
  • Fear of failure

Myth or truth: Can alcohol make me last longer?

In some forums, the question circulates whether alcohol can even help you last longer during sex. The idea behind it: Alcohol inhibits stimulus processing in the brain, you are virtually deadened to touch. In addition, some men under the influence of alcohol fears decrease. However, this attempt for more steadfastness can backfire: Because alcohol can also lead to the fact that man no longer gets an erection or has problems with ejaculation. In addition, many women and men find alcoholic sex partners repulsive. If you regularly down a glass before sex, you also risk addiction – as mentioned above, alcohol abuse can lead to impotence.

How do men last longer in bed?

To last longer during sex, there are tips and exercises designed for long-term endurance and those that quickly conjure up more stamina. The 10 most effective tips and tricks for more sexual stamina – that you can try immediately.

1. Masturbate

Of course you can satisfy yourself before sex to relieve pressure. The problem with this, however, is that the erection is not as pronounced during subsequent sex. This means that you may be able to last a little longer, but your partner will feel that you are not fully erect. The result: sex is less intense and pleasurable for both sides.

You can use masturbation more effectively to increase sexual stamina by changing your masturbation routine. This means: you don't masturbate right before sex, but train stamina when you satisfy yourself anyway. A common method you can use to increase your stamina is to Start-stop method. You bring yourself several times to close to orgasm and then stop. The training is especially intense if you sometimes even end up without ejaculating at all (also makes you mentally stronger)!).

2. Strengthen the pelvic floor

That's only for women? No way! With strongly developed pelvic floor muscles, you can last much longer during sex. For this you need to strengthen the so-called PC muscle exercise. Where it is? You can find it when you stop the urine stream on the toilet – the muscle that does the work is the sex muscle. You train your pelvic floor by tensing and relaxing it several times a day. Start with 5 seconds and increase up to 30. Relax your butt and abdominal muscles – so you can concentrate fully on the pelvic floor. By the way, a strong PC muscle not only increases stamina, but also intensifies orgasm.

3. Prolong foreplay

Logical, simple and generous: if we pay attention to the partner first, we don't focus too much on our own arousal. Build hot pampering into lovemaking every now and then, too, instead of using it only during foreplay. Your partner will thank you for it.

4. Bringing a penis ring into play

It is not just a decorative accessory: thanks to the penis ring, a hard erection is guaranteed. The ring stagnates the blood, prevents it from flowing out. The arteries that supply blood remain slightly open, so blood can continue to flow into the corpus cavernosum. But don't wear the penis ring for too long: you shouldn't exceed 20 minutes, otherwise you risk damage.

5. Putting on a thick-walled condom

Thick-walled condoms reduce the sensitivity on the penis. They are usually intended for anal intercourse, but can also be used during normal intercourse. Other condoms, which are often recommended for premature ejaculation, numb the glans with a liquid that sits in the condom tip. 

6. Lubricate with numbing ointments

Apply a numbing cream to the penis 15 to 20 minutes before sex (available at the pharmacy). But beware: if you don't want your beloved to feel anything either, you should use a condom or wash off the cream thoroughly before sex.

7. Vary the thrusting technique

Avoid falling into a monotonous rhythm when thrusting. Alternate between deep and short thrusts instead, and also change the thrusting direction. Not only do women love this, but it also delays your ejaculation.

8. Control the breath

You know how it is: you're about to come, but you want to delay your orgasm and you're holding your breath in worry – as if any more breaths could make you come?. But this is exactly the wrong behavior. When you hold your breath, adrenaline and carbon dioxide build up in your blood. This accelerates the orgasm even more. Breathe slowly and concentrated. When you withdraw the penis, inhale. When you push, you breathe out.

9. Let your mind wander

Admittedly, it sounds almost as unromantic as if you were supposed to be tearing up phone books on the side, but it helps. By distracting yourself for a short time, your arousal level decreases a bit. For example, think about what you want to do this weekend. Professionals don't let on with this method. By the way: worrying topics (for example about finances) are counterproductive.

10. Take time-outs

Who says that lovemaking should not be interrupted? Discuss with your partner that you want to take breaks during sex. You can, for example, cuddle or spoil your loved one. Believe us, most people are totally into it.

Do medications help you last longer during sex?

Who suffers from premature ejaculation, the doctor can prescribe a drug therapy. For example, serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are used to delay the time of ejaculation. However, you should definitely discuss with your doctor whether and how this therapy comes into question for you. Be absolutely warned against dubious drugs available on the Internet – these preparations can have nasty side effects. You want to know more about sexual enhancers? 11 natural standing aids.

What positions help men to last longer during sex?

Sex positions that don't get you going right away help delay ejaculation. One option, for example, is the "Lotus". You sit cross-legged, your partner wraps her legs around you and sits on your penis. But other positions, in which rather the beloved benefits, are also suitable. Ideas? The hottest positions of this planet

What can your partner do to delay your ejaculation?

Your partner can also participate in the delaying tactics. In the riding position, for example, she can vary the speed and angle of penetration. If your lover senses that you're getting dangerously close to climaxing, she'll take speed out, giving you time to recover. Nice side effect: many women enjoy this control very much.

Some partners even lay hands on the man to help him enjoy longer. The so-called Squeeze technique has proven itself. Just before the man climaxes, the partner squeezes the penis with his/her fingers just below the glans for 3 to 10 seconds, thus squeezing the urethra and reducing arousal. After a few minutes the lovemaking can continue.

Conclusion: Manual techniques let you last longer during sex

If you suffer from premature ejaculation, you should not be afraid to talk about it with your doctor. Because one in five men has this disorder, there is a high probability that he is also affected and therefore understands you well. If you just like to last longer, manual techniques like the start-stop method, a penis ring or position changes in positions that don't catapult you onto the launching pad so quickly are recommended. Everything else that interests you about your best piece, you will find in the topic special on the penis.

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