How Long Is Salaciously Long?

In the Babylonian Talmud, a number of rabbis got together to argue how long “the beginning of cohabitation” takes.  This is all related to the sotah––the unfaithful woman––but you need not worry yourselves about that.  What you should do is find the rabbis approximation of length of sex hilarious:

The time it takes for the mixing of a cup

The time it takes to drink a cup of wine

The time it takes to roast an egg

The time it take to swallow an egg

The time it takes to swallow three eggs successively

The time it takes a weaver to tie a string

The time it takes a woman to extend her hand into her mouth and remove a splinter that was stuck between her teeth

The time it takes a woman to extend her hand into a basket and remove a loaf of bread

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2 Responses to “How Long Is Salaciously Long?”

  1. Somebody Else Says:

    You laugh. We got our palms thwacked for mixing them up.

    • itinerantdaughter Says:

      Oh I ain’t laughing.

      There’s a Fifty Shades of Gray joke in here somewhere but it’s just out of my reach…

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