There's a study for everything nowadays. Should pregnant women skydive, should men with giant heads wear more hats, should dogs learn to drive...it seems like any stupid question someone can come up with is given funding for a "study". But some of the sex ones seem like fun, and are educational.

Take this study found at the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health has discovered how long (on average) actual intercourse lasts.

This doesn't take into consideration foreplay (what's that?) or anything other than actual penetration to orgasm.

They got 500 couples from various walks of life and asked them to do the sexiest thing imaginable: use a stopwatch to time sex from the moment the peen goes in, until the goo comes out. I'm sure they used more scientific terms when writing the study, and when getting the couples. They timed themselves doing the nasty for four weeks, and then all the times were averaged out.

There were a LOT of different times, and I think some of them were total BS. Times ranged from 33 seconds to 44 minutes. Man, someone must have been really raw after THAT one!

When all was said and done, the average time of actual intercourse is 5.4 minutes.

I know, guys like to brag about being able to go all night, but really, when it comes down to the actual putting it in part, things don't last NEARLY as long as you think they do. And sadly, there are no 30 minute pig orgasms for us, so the whole shebang is over before you know it.

And if you're just getting started with the whole sex thing, don't worry, that special 2 seconds of your life will get better and last longer next time.

Add to your knowledge about sex at IFLScience.com, and a quick warning from me to you: Don't read past the photo of feet, unless you want to learn about scooping syrup, and some gross stuff. Trust me, it's gross.