SEX lasts longer for couples in Sheffield than anywhere else in Britain, a study shows.
Some 46 per cent in the Steel City said their average romp exceeds 15 minutes — the best UK nookie average.
That out-strips those in Portsmouth, where 19 per cent said sessions last over a quarter of an hour.
Bradford came second with 41 per cent going for 15 minutes followed by Bournemouth and Preston on 38 per cent.
Bolton couples came fourth with 37 per cent saying they broke 15 minutes followed by Newcastle and Birmingham joint fifth with 36 per cent lasting longer.
Middlesborough couples came sixth with 35 per cent lasting longer than 15 minutes followed by Leeds, Leicester and London joint seventh with 33 per cent breaking 15 minutes.
British city's nookie average
Percentage of people by town and city who answered “yes” when asked if sex lasted longer than 15 minutes:
- Sheffield - 46 per cent
- Bradford - 41 per cent
- Bournemouth - 38 per cent
- Preston - 38 per cent
- Bolton - 37 per cent
- Newcastle - 36 per cent
- Birmingham - 36 per cent
- Middlesborough - 35 per cent
- Leeds - 33 per cent
- Leicester - 33 per cent
- London - 33 per cent
- Sunderland - 32 per cent
- Norwich - 32 per cent
- Manchester - 32 per cent
- Luton - 32 per cent
- Wolverhampton - 30 per cent
- Cardiff - 29 per cent
- Milton Keynes - 29 per cent
- Liverpool - 28 per cent
- Reading - 28 per cent
- Derby - 24 per cent
- Peterborough - 25 per cent
- Nottingham - 25 per cent
- Brighton - 21 per cent
- Portsmouth - 19 per cent
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Sunderland, Norwich, Manchester and Luton couples came eighth on 32 per cent followed by Wolverhampton ninth on 30 per cent and Cardiff and Milton Keynes joint tenth on 29 per cent.
Angela Crouch, of mattress firm Nectar Sleep which did the poll, said: “For many people, their bed is their happy place which is why we were interested to see how long sex lasted.
“If you live in Sheffield - a good mattress is essential.”
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