A new survey has revealed the average number of sexual partners that a person will have in their lifetime - and the results might surprise you. Now, a new survey has revealed the average number of sexual partners that a person will have in their lifetime - and the results might surprise you. Healthcare company euroClinix surveyed 2, people around the UK to find out more about their sex lives. By Shivali Best. Image: Westend News, views and top stories in your inbox.
Key Statistics from the National Survey of Family Growth - N Listing
Average Number Of Sexual Partners For Women & Men: What's Normal?
In a recent study , researchers noted that couples who had only ever slept with their spouse were slightly more likely to be satisfied with their marriages than those with a more impressive count. Contrastingly, a report out of the National Bureau of Economic Research said just one partner every 12 months led to maximum happiness. Then, another found three sexual partners to be ideal. In a separate study from the UK health service Superdrug , the men surveyed set their upper limit at 14 and the women drew the line at
How many sexual partners the average person will have in their lifetime - find out where YOU rank
The disparity between the number of sexual partners reported by men and women can largely be explained by a tendency among men to report extreme numbers of partners, and to estimate rather than count their lifetime total, a new study in The Journal of Sex Research finds. Together with gender differences in attitudes towards casual sex, this explains roughly two-thirds of the notorious 'gender gap' found in many sex surveys. Dr Kirstin Mitchell of the University of Glasgow and colleagues analyzed the responses of over 15, men and women in the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles Natsal
Percentage of men and women years of age who have had five or more opposite sex partners in the past 12 months, , and NOTE: Includes partners with whom respondent had any type of sexual contact vaginal, oral, or anal sex. Median number of opposite-sex partners in lifetime among sexually experienced men and women aged years of age , and