How many sex partners have you had in your lifetime? That’s a question a lot of people don’t think about while others keep tabs on like they do a cell phone data cap. It’s a question that some folks care not to answer but on the same hand want an answer to from those they get involved with. The interpretation of what the number “notches” one has in their belt means is subjective to the individual critiquing the count.
What is the threshold number of sex partners we should have before we are considered to have crossed the threshold into hoeism?
A 20015 study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior found that millennials are on pace to sleep with an average of eight partners during their lifetimes, fewer than Generation X (10 partners) and the baby boomers (11 partners).
Studies and polls that seek to arrive at a median number seem to come up somewhere around the number Ten.
Now when some people get into committed relationships they don’t like to divulge the number of sexual partners they’ve paired up with in the past. That doesn’t mean that their significant others aren’t curious and maybe put off by a high number.
One study revealed that,
- Men are more wary of women who had a score higher than women are of men with high scores.
- Any figure above 20 was a big turn-off to men and women – chosen by 3% of women and 4% of men.
- Just 35% of women wanted to know a man’s total.
- For men, only 30% wanted to know a woman’s sexual history
So what do you think is an acceptable figure for one’s past sexcapades?