How To Pull Off A Sex Marathon, Because Things Can Get Worn Out Real Fast

Ashley Batz for Bustle

Staying in bed and having sex all day sounds great in theory. But when you actually try it, your enthusiasm reserve can run out quickly. You get tired, things start hurting, and your mind goes elsewhere. While having a sex marathon is not as easy as it sounds, there are ways to make it easier.

Based on all the pop songs about having sex "all night," you'd really think that having sex for hours on end were the norm. But in reality, one University of Queensland study found that sex lasts only about five and a half minutes on average (not counting foreplay). According to another study by Adam and Eve, it's more like seven minutes, plus 20 minutes of foreplay.

For many people, that's plenty, and there are definitely logistical obstacles to going beyond that on a daily basis. But having more sex never exactly hurt anyone. In fact, sex can improve your physical and mental health, bring you closer to your partner, give you both the practice you need to become great lovers, and even make you resistant to the cold and flu.

So, here are some tips to help you stretch out your next sex session for as long as possible.