Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Study: How Many Sexual Partners Are Ideal?

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A recent study has revealed the ideal number of sexual partners that a person should have.

The most frequent answer to this question, still a tabooed topic, is ten. This number is suggested by researchers and the people who were researched, including women and men.

Talking to our grandparents about their luck to find their partner is magical. Sometimes I ponder to myself how fortunate they were to love one partner for the rest of their lives. However, it was probably caused by the time in which they lived. Times have now changed. These days the number of life partners is increasing, and so is the number of sexual partners.

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The ideal number of sexual partners.

Britain’s biggest extra-marital dating site Illicitencounters.com has started the research to find the ideal number of sexual partners that a person must have. More than 1000 people participated in this online study and answered: How many lovers would they want their new partner to have had?

The participants agreed mostly with the numbers between 8 and 12. This answer has been chosen by 38% of women and 37% of men.

The “Goldilocks” answer was ten.

Hence, this means “neither too hot nor too cold.” This is probably the best solution for most people.

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The participants think that one who has had less than ten partners lack experience.Study: How Many Sexual Partners Are Ideal? 2

However, one who has had more than ten is deliberately promiscuous.


In particular, men responded that they are skeptical about women having more than ten partners. 

This might be due to the natural fear of STDs that has increased.

More than 20 sexual partners: NOT IDEAL

This number has been chosen as perfect only by 3% in women and 4% in the case of men.Study: How Many Sexual Partners Are Ideal? 3

Another research question regarded the knowledge about the previous partners – Do you want to know how many lovers your new partner had in the past?

35 percent of women want to know the final number of men’s partners, while 30 percent of men want to be aware of the number of ex-partners of their current girlfriend.


The dating game is changing so quickly, the spokesman of IllicitEncounters.com, Christian Grant, says.

I think we are all becoming a lot more tolerant and sexually adventurous. If we had conducted this poll ten years ago, men would have expected a potential partner to have slept with far fewer people, he explains.

Is this what we really want?

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The lack of time may cause unhappy relationships. 

If we consider family and relationships more important than success in the workplace, then there is a decrease in the number of our sexual partners. However, we will probably not go back into the age of our grandparents and ancestors who only lived with one partner for their whole life.

The sincerity between partners remains intact as it was before, and that is important. It is often best to know about your partner’s previous life instead of not knowing what to expect.

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