From something that came up in a related thread-
The whole how promiscuity is viewed being rather skewed, as in:
He screwed every cheerleader in school.
She slept with the whole football team.
Some of the responses got me thinking. How many is too many? If your partner (or a prospective partner) told you that they had slept with 5 people, would that be too many? How about ten? Twenty five? Fifty? One hundred? Two?
I am unsure what other people’s normal sex lives are like. I recall one 16yo who was hugely popular mentioning that he had slept with nearly 35 women and girls by that age. At the time I found that difficult to believe.
I have also spoken to women who have only slept with 3 men.
To answer this, one needs to have a definition of what determines ‘sex’ as well, and that has also varied by definition.
I am a 35yo straight male.
I have had intercourse that was completed by ejaculation with aproximately 35 women. That does not include many, many more that I had wonderful encounters with that other people might term sex.
Would that scare you away or would it intrigue you? I have never had an STD.
As far as I can tell, more women lie to reduce numbers than men over the age of twenty lie to increase them. Taking my most recent few partners into account, without having heard numbers from them, I would expect that they have been with many more people than I.
What number would be too many, and would you want to know?