How long does it typically take to achieve orgasm?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The average man achieves orgasm in three to five minutes; it can take a woman four times as long. This is one reason many women don't achieve orgasm in every sexual encounter. If they feel pressured to have an orgasm, it can make a sexual encounter more stressful than tax day. And that just about guarantees a woman won't have an orgasm.
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