8 Amazing Sex Positions for When You Only Have 10 Minutes

There’s such a huge emphasis on having sex last as long as possible — toys and meditation and exercises are dedicated to “keeping it up” or having staying power or cultivating the stamina for multiple orgasms per session. Sometimes, though, you’re pressed for time. Just because time isn’t on your side doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make sex happen and get off in a quick and deliciously dirty way. A quickie may not be a leisurely romance-athon, but a speedy bout of wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am sex can be super-hot (and super-doable!) — in a totally different way and do a load of work for the regular sexual maintenance that most sexual relationships require.

“Ten minutes is longer than most sex sessions run when you consider penile-vaginal intercourse specifically,” Dr. Jess O’Reilly, a sexologist, tells SheKnows. “Multiple studies suggest that intercourse only last a few minutes. Some research suggests that it lasts about seven minutes on average and other research suggests that approximately half of all intercourse experiences last two minutes.” What O’Reilly hears from clients around the world (anecdotally) is that intercourse lasts three to four minutes and most of these people report being satisfied with their sex lives.

If you want to have intercourse (and you’re on the clock), consider these quickie positions. Try a few of them out whenever you can make the sex happen and see which ones work their way into your repertoire of sex moves.