37 – Time to Get Aroused?

One bit of sex advice I have seen floating around the internet, particularly on Instagram, is that it takes cisgender women 20 minutes to get fully aroused. This is presented as a contrast to cisgender men, who are, I guess, faster than that? I never see any man-stats presented, but it is implied that men need to slow down to ensure their female partner gets to her fully aroused state.

In this episode, I dive into the research to see how long it takes to get aroused. I realize the questions doesn’t really make sense, and I give some steamy sex tips of my own.


Arousal! What do we know? Do We Know Things? Let’s find out!


Script for this episode: https://www.doweknowthings.com/episodes

Hosted by Dr. Lisa Dawn Hamilton, psychology professor and sex educator.

Music and editing Jeremy Dahl https://www.palebluedot.ca/

Script assistance by Matt Tunnacliffe


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