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As it turns out, the average number of sexual partners varies drastically from state to state.
Louisiana residents reported an average of 15.7 sexual partners, while Utah clocked in at 2.6 — but the difference makes sense.
According to the survey, 41.3 percent of men and 32.6 percent of women admitted to lying about their sexual history.
Overall, men were more likely to increase their number of sexual partners, whereas women were more likely to decrease it.
The average number of sexual partners for men and women in the United States is 7.2, reports a recent Superdrug survey. K.-based health and beauty retailer asked more than 2,000 men and women in the United States and Europe to explain their thoughts and experiences on sexual histories.
While the average varies based on gender and location, the survey shows that — when it comes to what’s average — “normal” doesn’t actually exist. What’s important is that you’re safe and taking precautions to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Still, 5.8 percent of women and 10.1 percent of men admitted to both increasing decreasing the number, depending on the circumstance.
Honestly, it’s easy to understand why people might lie about their number.
Unfortunately, data on areas outside of the United States and Western Europe isn’t readily accessible, so it’s hard to extend the comparison further.
It’s important to share your sexual history — like whether or not you have any STIs — early on in your relationship.
Overall, 81 percent think it’s something you need to talk about within the first eight months.
The ideal number of past sexual partners in France, for example, is 10.
More than 30 percent of respondents think it’s appropriate to talk about your sexual history within the first month of your relationship, which makes sense.