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who has more sexual partners in their lifetime?

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Which has more sexual partners in their lifetime?

1. Man
2. Woman

Side note, please don't turn this thread into a hate thread. I'd like to have a honest discussion on this. Let's keep this civil as possible.

Here's my vote: 2
 

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I think it depends on the local availability of prostitutes, plus local society acceptance of the use of said prostitutes, probably modified by the median price of the services of said prostitutes.
 

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Young women seem to have more sexual partners than young men, but as far as lifetimes go, it's often said that men have more. Though, many men will openly admit to lying in surveys, claiming that they have been with more partners than they actually have, so... I don't trust numbers.

I wouldn't really know what to vote...
I'm sure it isn't a massive difference.
 

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No idea, but I don't think the answer is at all straightforward. I've been led to believe that when asked how many sexual partners they've had, men tend to claim the number is higher while women tend to claim its lower. It's because women love sex just as much as men, but what is considered acceptable for both is clearly different. For a man, having a lot of women is a badge of honor. For women, it's means they're a **** (society's words, not mine).
 

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Women when it comes to straight sex since there're more young men than young women. Makes sense doesn't it?
 

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No idea, but I don't think the answer is at all straightforward. I've been led to believe that when asked how many sexual partners they've had, men tend to claim the number is higher while women tend to claim its lower. It's because women love sex just as much as men, but what is considered acceptable for both is clearly different. For a man, having a lot of women is a badge of honor. For women, it's means their a **** (society's words, not mine).
I completely agree with this.
 

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Isn't the question straightforward enough, or are you being sarcastic? I cant tell

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It is not very straightforward when you think about it. Because some men and women are homosexual. I would initially put the number of sexpartners (by sex and sexuality) in this order:

1. Homosexual men.

2. Heterosexual women.

3. Heterosexual men.

4. Homosexual women.

And my gut feeling says that:

Homosexual men + heterosexual men > Homosexual women + heterosexual women

But of course, if we look at straight people then we have heterosexual men < heterosexual women.

So option 1 if we talk about all men and women. Option 2 if you meant straight people only. If we are talking about averages.

When it comes to median women have more sexual partners than men.
 

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From my experience I would say 2........cause firstly most women seem to have a partner. And secondly some (most?) women seem to be also open for an affair if a handsome/cool guys comes along.... women are less time single than average men (I am not talking about super cool, alpha, confident, beautiful, rich etc...men - but normal average or SA guys) and mostly have the opportunity to get sex if they want to (this is more difficult to get for average or shy men!)

Btw: I dont use studies for the above insight, but lifetime experience in 2 different countries and 3 different cities where I lived. Also used common sense for above conclusion...
 

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Only if we talk about averages. And it's not true to begin with since there are more men than women.
How else would we calculate this? And the male to female sex ratio is 101 to 100 according to Wikipedia. I really don't think that will make a significant difference in calculate the average, which still would be equal among males and females.
 

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How else would we calculate this? And the male to female sex ratio is 101 to 100 according to Wikipedia. I really don't think that will make a significant difference in calculate the average, which still would be equal among males and females.
You could use the median. The median removes outliers and is sometimes more telling about the real observable world than the average.

You have Jack, Jack has slept with 100 women. Jack has 99 friends. Bill, Joe, Adam, Willy (count to 99 men) they have slept with 0 women. There are 100 women in this world of ours (just to disprove your point). The average amount of sexual partners in this group of males is then 1 woman/man.

In reality most men in this group have 0 sexual partners and die as virgins. The median is in this case a better approximation of the number of sexual partners a man in this group will have than the average.

Note that I am talking about young men and women. Or at least sexually active men and women. In countries that suffer from immigration the ratio is more like 107:100 than 101:100 in that age group.

In misogynist societies such as China it is somewhere around 115:100 because they abort a lot of female fetuses in China.

Now, someone might say that as you age the number of men decrease and so it will even out. But let's be honest here. Would you sleep with a 90 year old woman? Even with the help of viagra, would you want to? You might as well turn gay.
 
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