What is your Average Sexual Partner count?- Sex history calculator

What is your Average Sexual Partner count?- Sex history calculator
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The average number of sexual partners for men and women in the United States is 7.2, which reports a recent Superdrug survey.

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The average number of sexual partners for men and women in the United States is 7.2, which reports a recent Superdrug survey.

The UK-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 about sexual history.

While the average varies by sex and location, surveys show that - when it comes to what the average is - "normal" doesn't exist.

Sexual history varies, and that is completely normal. The important thing is that you are safe and take precautionary measures to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

How does this average differ in each country?

As it turns out, the average number of sexual partners varies dramatically from country to country.

Louisiana residents report an average of 15.7 sexual partners, while Utah records a time of 2.6 - but the difference makes sense. More than 62 percent of Utah's population are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who promote abstinence until marriage.

How is the average American as a whole compared to other countries?

Given the variance in the United States, it is not surprising that the average is different across Europe. Respondents in the UK averaged seven partners, while Italy averaged 5.4.

Unfortunately, data in areas outside the United States and Western Europe are not easily accessible, making it difficult to extend the comparison further.

How often do people lie about their numbers?

According to the survey, 41.3 percent of men and 32.6 percent of women claimed to lie about their sexual history. Overall, men are more likely to increase the number of their sexual partners, while women are more likely to reduce them.

However, 5.8 percent of women and 10.1 percent of men claimed to have increased and decreased the amount, depending on the situation.

Honestly, it's easy to understand why people might lie about their numbers.

Outdated social expectations may make men believe that they need to increase their numbers to look more "impressive."

Whatever it is, it's important to remember your sexual history is your own business. No one may feel pressured to adhere to community standards - or certain individuals -.

Is it possible to be too 'conservative' or 'not picky'?

Eight percent of respondents said they were "likely" or "very likely" to end the relationship if their partners had too few sexual partners. But what is "too little"?

According to the survey, women said 1.9 couples were too conservative, while men said 2.3.

On the other hand, 30 percent of people say they are "somewhat likely" or "very likely" to end a relationship if their partner has too many sexual partners.

Women are generally more flexible than men in their partner's sexual history, looking at 15.2 couples as "too free." Men say they prefer couples with 14 or less.

The "ideal" number varies from person to person. And although some may have the desired number, others may not want to know about their partner's sexual history. It's ok too.

So what is 'ideal'?

Remember

There is no real average. This varies by gender, location, and background.

The number of your past sexual partners does not determine your value.

Sharing "numbers" You are not as important as being honest about your STI status and taking precautionary measures to protect yourself - and your spouse - safe.

American men and women tend to agree, citing 7.6 and 7.5 partners respectively "ideal."

But the survey found that what was considered ideal varied by location. Europeans are more likely to give higher "ideal" numbers. The ideal number of past sexual partners in France, for example, is 10.

At what point should you discuss your sexual history with your partner?

More than 30 percent of respondents think it's appropriate to talk about your sexual history in the first month of your relationship, which makes sense. It is important to share your sexual history - such as whether you have an STI or not - at the beginning of your relationship.

Overall, 81 percent think that is something you need to talk about in the first eight months.

While it may be scary to talk about your sexual history early in a relationship, the sooner you talk about it, the better.

Discuss your sexual history - and get tested - before sexual activity with a new partner. This ensures that both of you can take the right steps to stay safe.

How likely are you to get an STI from a new partner?

Everyone must be tested at the beginning of a new relationship, regardless of their sexual history. Only one unprotected sexual encounter is needed to have an STI or develop an unwanted pregnancy.

No data are showing that having a higher number of sexual partners increases the risk of your STI. In the end, everything will end safely.

The World Health Organization reports more than 1 million Trusted STI Sources are obtained every day. Many do not cause symptoms.

How to practice safe sex

To have safe sex, you must:

Test before and after each sexual partner.

Use condoms with each partner, at any time.

Use dental dams or outer condoms during oral sex.

Use condoms inside or outside during anal sex.

Use condoms correctly and dispose of them properly.

Use safe lubricants with water or silicone-based condoms to reduce the risk of condom damage.

Get vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) and hepatitis B (HBV).

Remember that condoms are the only form of contraception that protects against STIs.

Buy condoms, outside condoms, dental dams, and water-based lubricants online.

Underline

The value placed on your sexual history is entirely up to you. Everyone is different. What is important for one person may not be important to others.

Regardless of your number, it's important to have open and honest conversations with your partner about your sexual history. Always be honest about whether you have an STI and be careful to look after yourself - and your partner - safe.

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