This Is The Ideal Number Of Sexual Partners You Should Have, Apparently

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For some reason it’s always an edgy moment in any new relationship when the number of people you’ve slept with crops up. 

It really shouldn’t be though- surely it’s quality not quantity that matters – but a dating site claims to have worked out the ‘magic number’ of sexual partners people in the UK should have before settling down, reports The Mirror.

And that ‘magic number’ – 12. Or as The Mirror put it: “More than a football team but less than a baker’s dozen.”

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Research by dating site Match found British singles would actually be happy for a partner to have had up to a maximum of 23 previous sexual partners, and a minimum of at least three.

Apparently anything lower or higher than this is perceived as a turn-off –  I assume because if you’ve slept with 24 people you’re obviously some sort of crazed nympho and if it’s two it’s safe to assume you’re essentially a sexless puritan.

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They also found that men are happy for new partners to be more experienced with an optimum number of 15, compared to 10 for women.

It also varies depending on where in the UK you live – those loose Londoners go for a minimum of 6 and maximum of 27 previous sexual partners – an average of 16 – whereas the conservative North East prefer their partners to have no less than two and no more than 14 previous lovers (an average of eight).

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However, Match dating expert Kate Taylor thankfully put it all into perspective: 

Sex is so much more than a numbers game.

A small number doesn’t equate to a lack of experience – couples who stay together for longer can often experiment more than those who simply have a lot of one-night stands.

But equally, a very high number of partners might suggest a lack of commitment, or someone who loves the thrill of the chase.

Whatever your or your partner’s numbers might be, there are three simple rules. Get your sexual health checked regularly.

As long as you and your partner enjoy a relationship that works for both of you a number really doesn’t matter does it?


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