0 New research has found the ideal number of sexual partners you should have in a lifetime – and the results may surprise you EVERYONE in the world, male or female carries around their ‘big number’ – the number of how many people you've had sex with. By Alice Dear
Monday, May 29, 2017
Whether it’s single figures, double figures or even triple, everyone has a different history.
And while many would say ‘there’s no right number,’ research has found that apparently there is.
Illicit Encounters carried out a study to find the number of sexual partners men and women want their partners to have had before them.
The dating website explained: “IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people and the leading authority on infidelity, surveyed over 1,000 people to find out how many sexual partners they’d want their new lover to have had.”
Illicit Encounters have found that men and women like their partners to have had 12 sexual partners [Getty]
They surveyed around 1,000 married people, with the results finding that the perfect number of sexual partners to have had is 12.
40 per cent of these men thought that between 10 and 14 was good, and 49 per cent of the women agreed.
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In fact, a great deal of the men and women said that under 10 sexual partners: “indicates sexual inexperience and, more importantly, someone who is a bit too conservative in the bedroom.”
While 12 is: “indicative of someone who’s sexually adventurous, liberal and transient.”
But do you tell your other half your magic number?
Well, not everyone in the study agreed on this one.
While over half of the men wanted to know their partner’s sexual past, less than 45 per cent of the women cared what their other half had been up to before them.
The number 12 has in fact increased since last year which was 10.
Christian Grant, a spokesperson for IllicitEncounters.com explained:
“We are more liberal, tolerant and sexually adventurous than we’ve ever been, so the numbers game matters.
“A good sexual connection is the cornerstone of any solid relationship, so someone who is lacking in sexual experience, is a little too conservative between the sheets, or both, is a legitimate cause for concern for some people."
He explained the difference between men and women, stating: “Men are a little more self-conscious when it comes to competition, too. They need to know how many people their partner has slept with derives from their competitive streak.
"They want to be seen as the biggest and best; whether that stems from genuinely wanting to satisfy their partner or to massage their own ego is another matter entirely.
“Women on the other hand, they’re just happy to enjoy the moment, past experiences aside.”