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Heron Greenesmith, Esq. @herong
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“If you gave up your device for a year, you would have time to make love about 16,000 times (assuming you’re like most Americans and your lovemaking sessions last an average of 5.4 minutes, not counting foreplay).”

Excuse me?
Hmmmm. Let’s see where that comes from. Looks like it might be this NIH study?…
And what did this study measure?

Oh weird! “Intravaginal ejaculation latency time (IELT)”

How surprising and strange!! The single study cited for how long “couples” “have” “sex” is based on a 500-het-couple sample that tested how long it took for the dude to cum inside someone.
Here’s the methodology.

Here’s the finding. “The distribution of the IELT in all the five countries was positively skewed, with a median IELT of 5.4 minutes (range, 0.55-44.1 minutes).”
Like, nothing about this surprises me.

But how SAD that the NYTimes allows a fluff piece to go forward that relies on the premise that a random dude is could in fact come inside someone 44 times a day if ONLY we didn’t use our phones.
And that “love-making,” according to this fluff piece, starts at vaginal penetration by a penis and ends upon the male ejaculation.

This smacks so much of incel rhetoric.

Check out my colleague @alexdibranco’s work at @PRAEyesRight on incel entitlement to sex.

Incels believe that women SHOULD and WOULD fuck them, but for any number of intervening circumstances: other men, feminism, not knowing the incel well or at all, phones, etc.

Imagine, if that bitch weren’t on her phone, you could fuck 44 times a DAY, bro!!
(I haven’t even TOUCHED the variation in duration of physical intimacy and frequency of orgasm among non-heterosexual and non-male-female partnerships!! But you can imagine it’s . . . a bit different.)…
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The very ironic thing is that it took me about 5.4 minutes ON MY PHONE to find the NIH study and read the summary.

Oh man but I could have been the recipient of penile penetration and ejaculation in that time! Damn!!

(See how fucking creepy that sounds.)
Ok, I want to clarify a bit more because folks’ responses to my thread are bordering on shaming that 5.4 minute stat and that was NOT my intent.

It doesn’t matter at ALL how much sustained thrusting an average penis can take before ejaculating.
What matters is that “how much sustained thrusting the average penis can take before ejaculating” was used as a proxy for sex (in the study) and “love making” in the @nytopinion piece.
The focus on, what did that study call it, intravaginal ejaculation latency time, puts both too much and WAY NOT ENOUGH pressure on a penis-haver to be responsible for the “sex.”
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