- The ideal number of sexual partners for men and women reveal no significant difference
- To not be considered promiscuous, 14 partners is the limit for women and 15 for men
- Study shows that men tend to exaggerate their number of partners, and women down play with the numbers
Having to successfully talk with your lover about past sexual partners in terms of numbers is considered quite an accomplishment. The reason for many is, it is difficult. For others, they just feel uncomfortable.
In most relationships, the number of sexual partners in the past is out of the topic, more so usually avoided in an attempt to evade comparisons, or worse, judgments.
But would you really tell your partner how many people you’ve slept with in the past?
If your partner is willing to tell you the truth about his/her sexual experience before you came into his or her life, how much truth are you willing to take in? And in terms of number, how many are you expecting your partner to confess before you go wild for having to find out that you are lying beside a sexually promiscuous person and be eaten with paranoia?
To clear your mind, a survey from Superdrug Online Doctors has yet another finding to reveal to us about men, women and sexuality.
14 and 15 are the magic numbers.
According to the study, the most ‘desirable’ number of past sexual partners is not more than 14 for women and 15 for men. You go more than that and you are considered extremely promiscuous in bed.
It is interesting because as seen, there is really no significant difference between men and women's preference. The similarity stripped off the double standard between men and women and only revealed that both sexes aren’t really that different in terms of preference at all.
Likewise, an interesting finding is that there is also no significant difference between men and women when asked about how many they think is the ideal number of sexual partners a person should have in their lifetime. Men said 7.5. It is very similar to how many women thought is best, which was 7.6.
But we should be very careful. Because as the study revealed, having too few sexual partners is a huge turn-off.
The same survey showed that if women have had only 1.9 sexual partners, and men who have had just 2.3 partners in their entire lifetime are considered too sexually conservative. Not good.
WHO LIES MORE?
The survey also covers the question of who lies more. When asked about the real number of sexual partners they’ve had, who immediately tells the truth and who adjusts the digits?
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Results show that 17.5% of men have stretched the truth a little and say that they have had sex with more people than they actually have. But a good 8.2% of women are also guilty of such.
However, it is also interesting to know that 18.6% of women decreased the number. Practically, this is quite a good number.
So as it turns out, both lied – men and women. The difference is that they lie to give contrasting results – for men to show they have more, and for women to show they have less. -Kami Media
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