In a bid to claw attention for itself Extramarital affairs website IllicitEncouters.com has done a press release based on what it’s users believe is the perfect number of partners to have had is.
The Online survey which asked how many lovers they would want a new partner to have had was taken by a little over 1,000 people. The most popular answer chosen was between 8 and 12 and was picked by 38 per cent of women and 37 per cent of men.
10 was the perfect “goldilocks” answer, since it was “neither too hot nor too cold”, the idea being more than ten partners were considered promiscuous while any less was inexperienced. Guys in particular weren’t happy about women having more than that.
If we had conducted this poll ten years ago, men would have expected a potential partner to have slept with far fewer people.
20 partners or more was considered a complete turn off by 3 per cent of women and 4 per cent of men.
So is this something you should talk about with your current partner? Well 35 per cent of women said they wanted to know a man’s total, while 30 per cent of men wanted to know a woman’s sexual history.
Christian Grant, a spokesman for IllicitEncounters.com, said: “The dating game is changing so quickly.
“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.”
If you’re like me and your going “Crap, 10 is a lot.” then I would like to point out that the sample group for this question are people who are interested in having an affair. So surely that counts for something.