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The long and short of it: Which states have the highest and lowest sex durations?

Posted by Eric Wilbur, Boston.com Staff  February 19, 2014 03:41 PM

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The likes of New Mexico, Virginia, and Idaho are all leaving the rest of the US in the dust when it comes to performance, and we’re not talking about Symphony Hall here either.

According to date provided by Spreadsheets App, which Nerve calls “a mobile app that uses your phone's accelerometer and speakers to provide statistical feedback about your duration, thrusts, and decibel peak,” New England states Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine, and Connecticut are all in the middle of the pack when it comes to sex duration in America. Poor Vermont came in 49th place, with an average time of just 1:48.

According to Nerve:

Of course, with all wearable and quantified tech comes a gamification component. Spreadsheets shared the stats of its 10,000 early adopters so we could investigate who has cross-country endurance and who's a one-minute wonder. Averaging the intercourse time of all users in the United States (the app doesn't cover foreplay), we've provided a ranking of duration in minutes for all 50 states and the District of Columbia as a little bonus. While finishing times of under three minutes may surprise you, remember that these are just the averages among two-pump chumps and Lotharios alike. Besides, previous research has shown that, despite the hubbub about hours-long tantric sessions, intercourse itself usually only lasts for about 3 to 13 minutes.

Here’s the complete list that Nerve came up with:

1. New Mexico - (7:01)
2. West Virginia - (5:38)
3. Idaho - (5:11)
4. South Carolina - (4:48)
5. Missouri - (4:22)
6. Michigan -(4:14)
7. Utah - (3:55)
8. Oregon - (3:51)
9. Nebraska - (3:47)
10. Alabama - (3:38)
11. Delaware - (3:33)
12. Hawaii - (3:28)
13. Wisconsin - (3:22)
14. North Dakota - (3:18)
15. Arizona - (3:17)
16. Maryland - (3:15)
17. Mississippi - (3:10)
18. Rhode Island - (3:09)
19. Connecticut - (3:07)
20. Texas - (3:06)
21. New Hampshire - (3:04)
22. Wyoming - (3:03)
23. New York - (3:01)
24. Pennsylvania - (2:58)
25. Maine - (2:58)
26. Washington - (2:51)
27. Iowa - (2:50)
28. Illinois - (2:49)
29. North Carolina - (2:47)
30. Tennessee - (2:46)
31. Kansas - (2:38)
32. California - (2:38)
33. Massachusetts - (2:31)
34. Florida - (2:29)
35. New Jersey - (2:28)
36. Indiana - (2:26)
37. Virginia - (2:23)
38. Oklahoma - (2:21)
39. Colorado - (2:21)
40. Minnesota - (2:19)
41. Ohio - (2:18)
42. Louisiana - (2:17)
43. Kentucky - (2:14)
44. Arkansas - (2:08)
45. District of Columbia - (2:08)
46. Nevada - (2:07)
47. Georgia - (2:07)
48. Montana - (2:03)
49. Vermont - (1:48)
50. South Dakota - (1:30)
51. Alaska - (1:21)

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