The Average Romp Lasts 2 Minutes and 50 Seconds
And by "romp," I mean "sexual intercourse." No, that isn't the only way to have sex (in fact, we recommend trying many others!), but it isn't nearly long enough to allow a woman to achieve orgasm. (It takes most women about 20 minutes of stimulation to get to the big O.) So, invest some serious time in sexy foreplay to help get her closer before you connect. You can also work on maintaining your own ability to control the end-game with Kegels, cock rings or a topical climax control spray like Promescent.
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It's Quite Flexible
Penile euphemisms tend to portray this piece of anatomy as long, strong and sharing physical properties with some sort of forged metal. In reality, the penis is more like um ... Neo from "The Matrix," I guess?
No. Really, though. Researchers didn't know this until they watched people having sex in an MRI machine (now, there's a kink), but the penis actually bends into the shape of a boomerang during intercourse. Cool, huh?
There's an Icelandic Museum Dedicated to Honoring It
It's called the Icelandic Phallological Museum and it's awesome (I've been there!). It includes more than 280 penises and penile parts from almost all the land and sea animals that can be found in Iceland, including the human kind, thanks to a few science-minded human donors. OK, the place cracks a few size jokes (how can you not when the biggest penis is over five feet tall, while the smallest must be seen through a magnifying glass,) but it does leave you with a profound sense of just how cool this organ is.
Here, perhaps, is the most important penis fact of all: how well it pleases your partner has to do with your confidence. In fact, a European survey on sexual confidence found that 94% of men felt that sexual confidence was required for good sex. Most (79%) also believed sexual confidence was essential to satisfying a partner. What a person needs to feel confident varies, but we recommend better sex ed, more communication with your partner, and touching up your skills in the sack. If you're worried about performance issues like premature ejaculation, you should also address those.
Bottom line? You (and your penis) are probably pretty cool to someone. So feel good about what you've got. After all, it's all in how you use it.