Sexual partners … find out what the average is — Forever 39 Podcast
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When it comes to the number of sexual partners a person has had over the course of his or her lifetime, there's no right or wrong answer, or is there? Ten partners or less, some may think you're too inexperienced. More than 20? Perhaps you're looking for love in all the wrong places.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the average number of sex partners for men is seven. For women, it's four. And when you were born might play a role in the number of sex partners you've had. Jean Twenge, a psychology professor at San Diego State University, was able to project the average number of sexual partners for each generation by taking a look at data from a survey of over 30,000 U.S. adults.
According to her research, Baby Boomers are projected to have the most sexual partners at 11. Gen-Xers are projected to have 10. Millennials, which studies have shown became sexually active later than Gen-Xers did, are projected to have eight partners over the course of a lifetime.
So now that you know the numbers, what's too high of a number for you when it comes to your partner? Do you care if your partner has slept with 20 people? How about 50?
Men's Fitness asked 20 women what number was too high for them, and while the answers varied, five women said no more than 15.
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