3/30/17

I think around 20-30 guys. This accounts for high school, college (mostly freshman year), Spring break trips, summer time, etc.. Then when they turn 21, going out to the bars basically a few days a week during their Junior and senior year.

What do you think?

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3/27/13

average person: 10 to 12
average WSO member: 20 to 24
unleveraged average WSO member: none/virgin to 5

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3/27/13

DaisukiDaYo:
average person: 10 to 12
average WSO member: 20 to 24
unleveraged average WSO member: none/virgin to 5

how did you unlever that beta? seems a bit high to me... pls dbl check, thx.
3/27/13

Mean or median? I think there's a huge difference.

3/27/13

SirTradesaLot:
Mean or median? I think there's a huge difference.

SirTrades brings up a good point. You all are forgetting that the world has a limited population, so the average number of sex partners is the same for men and women. The median, on the other hand, is likely very different.

Think about it on a smaller scale. Say there are 10 men and 10 women in the population, and each man has on average slept with 3 women. This means that sex has been had with a unique woman 30 times. So, no matter how you split it up between the women (e.g. 30 for one woman, 15 for 2 women, 3 for each, etc.), the average is still 3. But the median is completely different, depending on how slutty some women are or how prudish others are. So I'd say the average is useless, because the outliers fuck it up.

leveragealltheway:
I just cant imagine that all the girls I've been with found me that special to be 1 of their 5.

haha that's a funny thought

3/27/13

20 - 30 as the average? No way. Average is probably more like 3 - 5 or 6 - 10.

The most I've ever heard of by that age was a girl who probably was up around 100, but she was literally the all-time exception. Other people that were on the high end were closer to 50.

3/27/13

believe it or not, most girls aren't that slutty

  • Anonymous Monkey
  • 4/28/16

can we stop using the word slutty, its sad stop judging people, you have no idea why they had sex with so many people maybe they gone through someshit, your number doesnt fucking matter ! do you ladies just be safe while doing it and fuck what anyone has to say!!

8/27/16

I'm genuinely suprised you don't have that much monkey sh*t on that lol

Absolute truths don't exist... celebrated opinions do.

10/14/16

lol

12/10/16

I think packmate is right. Slutty is the word I would use also.

12/10/16

Not judging just empirically assessing.

"Being a stud is hard, you have to be handsome, your own apartment and a fake job, being a slut is easy you just have to be there. I know plenty fat ugly women who are sluts, I don't know any fat ugly studs."

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11/8/17
packmate:

believe it or not, most girls aren't that slutty

I literally only signed up to this thing because of these comments. I have been with 12 guys and I hate myself every day for it. I do an insane amount of legal exercises because mentally I want to take it all back but I can't. Here's the thing. Whether men want to admit it or not women have been put in situations where it's either put out or get hurt (yes it happens and unless it's happened to you don't you dare try and argue" I'm talking about dates that end up going bad. Now I've lived in Australia, Ireland, America and now Italy, 0 guys in Ireland, 2 in America, 1 in Italy and the rest in Australia (boyfriends and so on) after Losing My Virginity at the age of 19 I was dumped. My second boyfriend decided to get back with his ex, 3rd left the country without telling anyone. So my question is. How is it always the woman's responsibility? Yes I understand girls can act slutty. I see girls all the time, but I also know girls who have been with many men who have class and dignity. It's time you people start thinking about people's personal situations as well because if my first boyfriend didn't dump me I would still be down to 1, 4 Years later because love or whatever. Anyways it comes down to slutty being an act or attitude. Not the number of guys because "believe it or not" guys can be absolute dicks who don't see women giving you intimate access to their bodies as a gift. Shit on me all you want but you know I'm right.

3/27/13

3-5 absolute max for normal chicks. You guys must know some straight up slores.

3/27/13

20 to 30 by the age of 21-23 seems really really high to me. Maybe I just don't hang around a slutty enough crowd of women, I guess.

I'll be 25 in a few months so I mostly associate with women in that age range (more toward the older end now, though) and from my observations 10-12 is average to slightly above average while 4-6 is pretty much the lower end. So I guess 6 to 9 is a fairly respectable number. Pun intended.

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3/27/13

20-30 average at 21-23 LOL. In your dreams man.

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3/27/13

Actually. Thinking more about it. I'd say 3 - 6 is the most common range. 6 - 10 after that. 10 - 15 or so after that isn't totally unreasonable. But, we're talking about someone who more or less just finished college, not even someone who has spent a few years working in the real world, or what not.

3/27/13

Are we talking Greek or no? Because the women of Greeklife are incredibly sexually entrepreneurial, whereas the average geed female is going to have maintained a substantially lower body count. That will heavily predicate the number during the college years. I think everyone tapers off after college.

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3/27/13

Another post of this sorts. The average person sleeps with maybe 10 people over their life.

I sincerely doubt the vast majority of people on this board have slept with more people than they can count on one hand. By the sheer number of posts regarding this asinine topic I'd say probably less.

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3/27/13

TNA:
Another post of this sorts. The average person sleeps with maybe 10 people over their life.

I sincerely doubt the vast majority of people on this board have slept with more people than they can count on one hand. By the sheer number of posts regarding this asinine topic I'd say probably less.


THIS

Get busy living

3/27/13

OP, you're are so disconnected with society. Even the the frat rat sorostitutes I know have probably only spread their legs 10 times for full on coitus.

3/27/13

BTbanker:
OP, you're are so disconnected with society. Even the the frat rat sorostitutes I know have probably only spread their legs 10 times for full on coitus.

This is true. Although, there was one girl who allowed (separately, not gang bang style) four guys to hit it during one night at my fraternity's halloween party a few years ago. SMH -- She didn't even transfer. I would've been out of school so quick.

patternfinder:

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  • Anonymous Monkey
  • 11/28/15

I disagree. I'm in college, an attractive girl, and have definitely slept with more then 10guys. Most of my girlfriends are there too. Would still date a girl if she told you this, or rather I lie? Because I can guarantee most girls just lie.

3/27/13

2- 6

"Those who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."- Benjamin Franklin

3/27/13

Average globally? If so, 0-3

United States? 1-5

People saying 10-20 are smoking some breaking bad quality stuff

Frank Sinatra - "Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy."

3/27/13

yeahright:

People saying 10-20 are smoking some breaking bad quality stuff

I would argue a number around 10 isn't even slutty. Getting up toward the twenties, though, is a different story.

Assumptions:

1 or 2 guys in HS.

These days once a guy and girl have been "talking" or dating for a month or so sex is kind of expected. In some cases it is even a "put out or get out" scenario. Rightly or wrongly, it just becomes an expectation in many cases. Therefore, let's assume a girl "talks" to or dates a guy for at least a few months each semester. That is 8 guys over a college career. And that doesn't even account for any random drunken bad decisions, spring break "just because I can" sluttiness or summer break. Of course, if a girl dates a guy for an extended period of time during college that will most likely bring the overall number down, but 10 guys throughout high school and college doesn't really gross me out or cause concern when evaluating whether or not to date her.

patternfinder:

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10/5/14

Yeah anywhere more than 6 by the age of 20 and she is probably a whore. Nothing wrong with banging hoes, just dont even get emotionally attached to them or needless to say get into a relationship with one. If shes banged 10 or more guys dont marry JUST DONT DO IT

3/27/13

I've known people (albeit with quite a bit of game) who've hit it 7-8 times a semester. I feel like this thread is for people who just wait for slutty girls, as opposed to actually talking to women and actually making attempts.

3/27/13

DaisukiDaYo:
I've known people (albeit with quite a bit of game) who've hit it 7-8 times a semester. I feel like this thread is for people who just wait for slutty girls, as opposed to actually talking to women and actually making attempts.

We are talking about the average girl. Not the people you've known to hit it 7-8 times a semester. I know girls and guys that are well into the 30+ range but the average is definitely not anything near this.

Edit: Just saw your new reply, yes girls... no way its anywhere near 20 on average.

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3/27/13

yeahright:
DaisukiDaYo:
I've known people (albeit with quite a bit of game) who've hit it 7-8 times a semester. I feel like this thread is for people who just wait for slutty girls, as opposed to actually talking to women and actually making attempts.

We are talking about the average girl. Not the people you've known to hit it 7-8 times a semester. I know girls and guys that are well into the 30+ range but the average is definitely not anything near this.

Edit: Just saw your new reply, yes girls... no way its anywhere near 20 on average.

Yea just saw your post and your edit - in that case it's going to be low single digits - I don't think the majority of girls are sluts.

3/27/13

Maybe 30 at the high end is a bit high, but I still think its somewhere around 20.

Just think about it. 4 years of college. Most girls enter college with some type of previous sexual history. But if you assume they are a virgin, all it takes is 5 guys a year just to reach 20 guys. Obviously girls dont stop getting laid once they go home from school, so then you have to account for that too. Sure it depends on the type of girl, but everyone loves to have sex.

3/27/13

On her 23rd birthday? The average girl? Vaginal sex? I'll say 6.

3/27/13

PetEng:
On her 23rd birthday? The average girl? Vaginal sex? I'll say 6.

Studies show that the average number for the right ear or left eye socket is close to 8. Weird, huh ?

3/27/13

what do you think the answer would be for guys?

3/27/13

MomentaLaugh:
what do you think the answer would be for guys?

If you're a guy at a Big10 school, go out regularly, I'd say 4-5 girls per semester is normal.
3/27/13

BTbanker:
MomentaLaugh:
what do you think the answer would be for guys?

If you're a guy at a Big10 school, go out regularly, I'd say 4-5 girls per semester is normal.

Maybe on the wildest semester. People on this site act like you take the skin boat to tuna town once then never talk to a chick again.

I'd say the average guy could pull 2-3 a semester if he truly had a complete aversion to being locked down.

We are talking average, not your friend who thinks it's awesome to lay pipe on a different 4 every weekend instead of consistently having the same 7 take a ride on the bologna pony.

3/27/13

Mike Bolton:
BTbanker:
MomentaLaugh:
what do you think the answer would be for guys?

If you're a guy at a Big10 school, go out regularly, I'd say 4-5 girls per semester is normal.

Maybe on the wildest semester. People on this site act like you take the skin boat to tuna town once then never talk to a chick again.

I'd say the average guy could pull 2-3 a semester if he truly had a complete aversion to being locked down.

We are talking average, not your friend who thinks it's awesome to lay pipe on a different 4 every weekend instead of consistently having the same 7 take a ride on the bologna pony.

Why do you talk like that ? Like you're doing standup?

3/27/13

DaisukiDaYo:

Why do you talk like that ? Like you're doing standup?

Talk like what? I'm just trying to help this guy derive how often the average 21-23 year old female bumps uglies with a new male. How about you keep doing you and I'll keep doing me.

3/27/13

Mike Bolton:
DaisukiDaYo:

Why do you talk like that ? Like you're doing standup?

Talk like what? I'm just trying to help this guy derive how often the average 21-23 year old female bumps uglies with a new male. How about you keep doing you and I'll keep doing me.

I love your songs Mike Bolton, but I think, because of your history as a celebrity/womanizer, I might have to disregard your estimate.

3/27/13

State school greek right in your age range and the girls that are considered 'sluttiest' are at probably 8+. Of course there will be the outlier that has no self esteem and is at 20+, but I think you are vastly overestimating how often girls get stuffed.

I'd say average is 2-6.

3/27/13

MomentaLaugh:
I think around 20-30 guys. This accounts for high school, college (mostly freshman year), Spring break trips, summer time, etc.. Then when they turn 21, going out to the bars basically a few days a week during their Junior and senior year.

What do you think

What kind of sluts do you hang around with?

3/27/13

OH WOMAN - I thought he meant guys. Guess I have to work on my attention to detail.

3/27/13

I guess I know a lot of slutty girls because I'd say the average for a 23yr old girl is 10-15. Know quite a few who are 20+....

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3/27/13

Sloots gonna sloot.

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3/27/13

Yea... if were going literal average I would say 6-8 but I'm assuming that is being brought down by girls who have had long term boyfriends. Girls who were single 2-4 years in college...easily 15-20 if not more. I just cant imagine that all the girls I've been with found me that special to be 1 of their 5.

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." - Bertrand Russell

3/27/13

I've had a similar discussion with friends but pertaining to women in their mid-late 20's who are living in major cities such as NYC and Chicago, where it's really easy to meet people. I know some girls who are constantly sleeping with different guys, but they are almost usually not very attractive. The attractive well-educated ones (marriage material) are usually in relationships or when single don't do one-night stands.

3/27/13

Depends on the school. Like at Harvard, almost half the student body has never had sex (no, I didn't believe it either, but read this multiple times: http://books.google.com/books?id=SVrimODXb-8C&pg=P...)

ASU is probably a different story...

3/27/13

Um. Lmao.

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3/27/13

BlackHat:
Um. Lmao.

Lmao. Um.

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3/27/13

average globally - 0-1

average EU - 1-4

average US - 2-6

3/27/13

That shit about Harvard is hilarious.

No idea what the average is, but variance has to be very high. We all know girls that have been sleeping with one guy for years, and girls that can go through 5 dudes in a 2 week span. For the average outgoing and attractive girl who lives in a big city, the number is probably higher than you would think.

3/27/13

slowdive:
That shit about Harvard is hilarious.

No idea what the average is, but variance has to be very high. We all know girls that have been sleeping with one guy for years, and girls that can go through 5 dudes in a 2 week span. For the average outgoing and attractive girl who lives in a big city, the number is probably higher than you would think.

Afraid I have to agree with this ^^. Also, why bother asking the girl cuz you know you're getting a lie anways? I never play that game with a girl I'm with.

3/27/13

20-30 seems very high, then again from the few american chicks I know this seems very possible lol.

Id guess somewhere in the 6-10 range.

3/27/13

Most girls I know have said anywhere from 5-10, although I met one that said 20-30. Wrapped that one up two times.

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3/27/13

CountryUnderdog:
Most girls I know have said anywhere from 5-10, although I met one that said 20-30. Wrapped that one up two times.

I don't know how true it is, but I've heard that wearing two condoms causes greater amounts of friction, increasing the chance of breakage.

patternfinder:

Of course, I would just buy in scales.

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3/27/13

Simple As...:
CountryUnderdog:
Most girls I know have said anywhere from 5-10, although I met one that said 20-30. Wrapped that one up two times.

I don't know how true it is, but I've heard that wearing two condoms causes greater amounts of friction, increasing the chance of breakage.

This leads me to believe that CountryUnderdog is the only virgin in his entire MBA program.

3/27/13

DaisukiDaYo:
Simple As...:
CountryUnderdog:
Most girls I know have said anywhere from 5-10, although I met one that said 20-30. Wrapped that one up two times.

I don't know how true it is, but I've heard that wearing two condoms causes greater amounts of friction, increasing the chance of breakage.

This leads me to believe that CountryUnderdog is the only virgin in his entire MBA program.

That's just not a logical conclusion.

patternfinder:

Of course, I would just buy in scales.

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3/27/13

Simple As...:
DaisukiDaYo:
Simple As...:
CountryUnderdog:
Most girls I know have said anywhere from 5-10, although I met one that said 20-30. Wrapped that one up two times.

I don't know how true it is, but I've heard that wearing two condoms causes greater amounts of friction, increasing the chance of breakage.

This leads me to believe that CountryUnderdog is the only virgin in his entire MBA program.

That's just not a logical conclusion.

I was joking about the two...never heard of the expression?

"They are all former investment bankers that were laid off in the economic collapse that Nancy Pelosi caused. They have no marketable skills, but by God they work hard."

3/27/13

CountryUnderdog:
Simple As...:
DaisukiDaYo:
Simple As...:
CountryUnderdog:
Most girls I know have said anywhere from 5-10, although I met one that said 20-30. Wrapped that one up two times.

I don't know how true it is, but I've heard that wearing two condoms causes greater amounts of friction, increasing the chance of breakage.

This leads me to believe that CountryUnderdog is the only virgin in his entire MBA program.

That's just not a logical conclusion.

I was joking about the two...never heard of the expression?

Here in Mississippi we go brok-bareback and let higher powers decide our fate.

3/28/13

DaisukiDaYo:
CountryUnderdog:
Simple As...:
DaisukiDaYo:
Simple As...:
CountryUnderdog:
Most girls I know have said anywhere from 5-10, although I met one that said 20-30. Wrapped that one up two times.

I don't know how true it is, but I've heard that wearing two condoms causes greater amounts of friction, increasing the chance of breakage.

This leads me to believe that CountryUnderdog is the only virgin in his entire MBA program.

That's just not a logical conclusion.

I was joking about the two...never heard of the expression?

Here in Mississippi we go brok-bareback and let higher powers decide our fate.

Stick to anime or whatever.

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3/28/13

Kenny Powers:

Stick to anime or whatever.

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3/27/13

CountryUnderdog:
Simple As...:
DaisukiDaYo:
Simple As...:
CountryUnderdog:
Most girls I know have said anywhere from 5-10, although I met one that said 20-30. Wrapped that one up two times.

I don't know how true it is, but I've heard that wearing two condoms causes greater amounts of friction, increasing the chance of breakage.

This leads me to believe that CountryUnderdog is the only virgin in his entire MBA program.

That's just not a logical conclusion.

I was joking about the two...never heard of the expression?

Haha no, I've heard the expression. It's just hard to discern the difference between serious and joking in text form.

patternfinder:

Of course, I would just buy in scales.

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3/27/13

Most of your estimates are probably on the low end....

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3/28/13

About 350

3/28/13

Wait, I thought we were all waiting until marriage......

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3/28/13

I think. The

3/28/13

I think like 4 since that is how many bugs a girl has before marriages

3/28/13

bimodal distribution. its either 0-3 or 20+

3/29/13

According to a survey of 13,000 men and women taken in private, the median sex partners for those between the ages of 15 and 44 is 3.1 for women and 5.2 for men. So the correct answer is probably about 1-3 sex partners for the typical 21-year-old female.

http://drjengunter.wordpress.com/2011/12/03/how-ma...

10/8/14

DCDepository:

According to a survey of 13,000 men and women taken in private, the median sex partners for those between the ages of 15 and 44 is 3.1 for women and 5.2 for men. So the correct answer is probably about 1-3 sex partners for the typical 21-year-old female.

http://drjengunter.wordpress.com/2011/12/03/how-ma...

Women underreport, even when they are anonymously reporting, due to fear of slut shaming and fears of making women in general look slutty/lewd. Hook them up to a lie detector and the answer should be about 5.2.

Matrick:

[in reply to Tony Snark"]

Why aren't you blogging for WSO and become the date doctor for WSO? There seems to be demand.

BatMasterson:

[in reply to Tony Snark's dating tip]

Sensible advice.

10/9/14

Tony Snark:

DCDepository:

According to a survey of 13,000 men and women taken in private, the median sex partners for those between the ages of 15 and 44 is 3.1 for women and 5.2 for men. So the correct answer is probably about 1-3 sex partners for the typical 21-year-old female.

http://drjengunter.wordpress.com/2011/12/03/how-ma...

Women underreport, even when they are anonymously reporting, due to fear of slut shaming and fears of making women in general look slutty/lewd. Hook them up to a lie detector and the answer should be about 5.2.

Maybe. But I'm going to agree with the 80-20 rule asserted here. I'm guessing the typical girl that guys sleep with is considerably more promiscuous than the other 80% of women, which would obviously color our view of how many partners we think women have slept with.

3/29/13

whatever number a girl tells you, double it.

alpha currency trader wanna-be

3/29/13

watersign:
whatever number a girl tells you, double it.

actually, its the rule of 3, not 2.
3/29/13

packmate:
watersign:
whatever number a girl tells you, double it.

actually, its the rule of 3, not 2.

Yes, rule of 3 is the actual rule.

American Pie FTW

3/29/13

Too many. Sloots gonna sloot

6/4/14

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6/21/13

This idea has been written on WSO before. There's essentially a Pareto distribution when it comes to sex lifestyles... essentially 20% of the girls have 80% of the sex. They're sluts who get tossed around and reigning them in is no accomplishment.

Using a median, I would assume that most girls by age 21 have about 4-5 partners where they actually had intercourse. The vast majority of women prefer to seek long-term boyfriends. Sure many liberally hookup with many guys but few put out easily all the way. At the end of the day these young girls are stuck up b!cthes with Cinderella like future expectations and they don't just f**** around. Never confuse a lip slut with the real thing.

Women become whores when they're 28 years-old, single, and are desperate to have a bf... and there isn't really anything wrong with that because they see their friends getting married and start families and they do whatever it takes to satisfy a guy asap. Get them their wine and they'll make advances on you on day 1. Situation magnifies exponentially in early 30s.

6/21/13

DCDepository:

According to a survey of 13,000 men and women taken in private, the median sex partners for those between the ages of 15 and 44 is 3.1 for women and 5.2 for men. So the correct answer is probably about 1-3 sex partners for the typical 21-year-old female.

http://drjengunter.wordpress.com/2011/12/03/how-ma...

Did you read the comments... here's what Louise wrote lmao:

"I am 43 years old and I stopped counting at 100, I think I am being honest and upfront by declaring this number. I think a lot of people lie and I am about the average"

Its one fallacy in the study nevertheless. Also, if this is considering the general population then it includes Americans who get married in their teens and probably have 1 sex partner their entire lives. It also includes those middle-American individuals who are less educated (no college whatsover), tend to be more religious, and are generally more conservative.

Of course the people that this board interacts with are all college educated These individuals tend to be more liberal towards sex. If the study sampled individuals with higher education levels then i would assume the median number to be closer to 12 by age 40.

6/21/13

mb666:

This idea has been written on WSO before. There's essentially a Pareto distribution when it comes to sex lifestyles... essentially 20% of the girls have 80% of the sex. They're sluts who get tossed around and reigning them in is no accomplishment.


Using a median, I would assume that most girls by age 21 have about 4-5 partners where they actually had intercourse. The vast majority of women prefer to seek long-term boyfriends. Sure many liberally hookup with many guys but few put out easily all the way. At the end of the day these young girls are stuck up b!cthes with Cinderella like future expectations and they don't just f**** around. Never confuse a lip slut with the real thing.


Women become whores when they're 28 years-old, single, and are desperate to have a bf... and there isn't really anything wrong with that because they see their friends getting married and start families and they do whatever it takes to satisfy a guy asap. Get them their wine and they'll make advances on you on day 1. Situation magnifies exponentially in early 30s.

looks like u thot this 1 thru ...nawt a bad analysis. but then again, what is def if sl*t? like how many # of partners?

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6/21/13

mb666:

DCDepository:

According to a survey of 13,000 men and women taken in private, the median sex partners for those between the ages of 15 and 44 is 3.1 for women and 5.2 for men. So the correct answer is probably about 1-3 sex partners for the typical 21-year-old female.

http://drjengunter.wordpress.com/2011/12/03/how-ma...

Did you read the comments... here's what Louise wrote lmao:

"I am 43 years old and I stopped counting at 100, I think I am being honest and upfront by declaring this number. I think a lot of people lie and I am about the average"

Its one fallacy in the study nevertheless. Also, if this is considering the general population then it includes Americans who get married in their teens and probably have 1 sex partner their entire lives. It also includes those middle-American individuals who are less educated (no college whatsover), tend to be more religious, and are generally more conservative.

Of course the people that this board interacts with are all college educated These individuals tend to be more liberal towards sex. If the study sampled individuals with higher education levels then i would assume the median number to be closer to 12 by age 40.

"Median" tends to prevent outliers, so I would say this study is pretty on. 3.1 for women 15 - 44 is probably pretty close to accurate.

6/21/13

TNA:

Another post of this sorts. The average person sleeps with maybe 10 people over their life.

I sincerely doubt the vast majority of people on this board have slept with more people than they can count on one hand. By the sheer number of posts regarding this asinine topic I'd say probably less.

Ahah, this. I remember reading about a study done somewhere with a large enough sample size and all the requisite statistical conditions etc. that said the average male has 8 partners in his lifetime and the average woman has 9. But I'd guess the only way they could extrapolate that would to survey married people and use the assumption that they won't cheat in the future, which isn't exactly a sure thing..

Going off of OP's age range though, the National College Health Association actually polled students and found that the majority (53% I think) only had one sexual partner within the last year.

TL;DR life doesn't resemble a Cosmo magazine.

6/21/13

mb666:

DCDepository:

According to a survey of 13,000 men and women taken in private, the median sex partners for those between the ages of 15 and 44 is 3.1 for women and 5.2 for men. So the correct answer is probably about 1-3 sex partners for the typical 21-year-old female.

http://drjengunter.wordpress.com/2011/12/03/how-ma...

Did you read the comments... here's what Louise wrote lmao:

"I am 43 years old and I stopped counting at 100, I think I am being honest and upfront by declaring this number. I think a lot of people lie and I am about the average"

Its one fallacy in the study nevertheless. Also, if this is considering the general population then it includes Americans who get married in their teens and probably have 1 sex partner their entire lives. It also includes those middle-American individuals who are less educated (no college whatsover), tend to be more religious, and are generally more conservative.

Of course the people that this board interacts with are all college educated These individuals tend to be more liberal towards sex. If the study sampled individuals with higher education levels then i would assume the median number to be closer to 12 by age 40.

Gotta love 3 month bumps

6/21/13

peinvestor2012:

Gotta love 3 month bumps

Some1 on this forum bmped a 6 yr+ thread abt Lehman - must be a new WSO recrord.

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6/21/13

peinvestor2012:

mb666:
DCDepository:

According to a survey of 13,000 men and women taken in private, the median sex partners for those between the ages of 15 and 44 is 3.1 for women and 5.2 for men. So the correct answer is probably about 1-3 sex partners for the typical 21-year-old female.

http://drjengunter.wordpress.com/2011/12/03/how-ma...

Did you read the comments... here's what Louise wrote lmao:

"I am 43 years old and I stopped counting at 100, I think I am being honest and upfront by declaring this number. I think a lot of people lie and I am about the average"

Its one fallacy in the study nevertheless. Also, if this is considering the general population then it includes Americans who get married in their teens and probably have 1 sex partner their entire lives. It also includes those middle-American individuals who are less educated (no college whatsover), tend to be more religious, and are generally more conservative.

Of course the people that this board interacts with are all college educated These individuals tend to be more liberal towards sex. If the study sampled individuals with higher education levels then i would assume the median number to be closer to 12 by age 40.

Gotta love 3 month bumps

I didn't even notice until after I posted. I need to stop clicking those "similar threads" on the bottom.

6/21/13

mb666:

peinvestor2012:
mb666:
DCDepository:

According to a survey of 13,000 men and women taken in private, the median sex partners for those between the ages of 15 and 44 is 3.1 for women and 5.2 for men. So the correct answer is probably about 1-3 sex partners for the typical 21-year-old female.

http://drjengunter.wordpress.com/2011/12/03/how-ma...

Did you read the comments... here's what Louise wrote lmao:

"I am 43 years old and I stopped counting at 100, I think I am being honest and upfront by declaring this number. I think a lot of people lie and I am about the average"

Its one fallacy in the study nevertheless. Also, if this is considering the general population then it includes Americans who get married in their teens and probably have 1 sex partner their entire lives. It also includes those middle-American individuals who are less educated (no college whatsover), tend to be more religious, and are generally more conservative.

Of course the people that this board interacts with are all college educated These individuals tend to be more liberal towards sex. If the study sampled individuals with higher education levels then i would assume the median number to be closer to 12 by age 40.

Gotta love 3 month bumps

I didn't even notice until after I posted. I need to stop clicking those "similar threads" on the bottom.

No worries. I've done the same. Some of the ones just below are literally 5 years old. Stick to the box in the upper right.

5/27/14

i know this is an old thread, but its a good one. As for myself, maybe 1 or two women a semester, much to my shame. But I had a friend at Florida State who was Greek (and i mean his family was actually from Greece but he wasn't in a frat as he didn't need one) and he was only like 5'10 but looked like a GQ model and was a collegiate wrestler for two years before he transferred to FSU. He could brawl like a cage fighter and defeat multiple guys at once if attacked in a bar. Anyway, this Greek god likely never slept alone a day in his college life. And he had different women knocking on the damn window at night begging to let them in. I kid you not. I must admit the rest of us would beg him to let us sleep in his room so we could get some of the scraps, or if we were real lucky, the drunk girls mistook us for him for about 20 minutes!! haha (sad i know...hangs head) . So i think these estimates are super low. Average hot chick has at least 20 a year for college years, and even that is being conservative (you hot chicks would already know this i know, but ya have to pretend to the Normals that its crazy, so go ahead and call me a BSer all ya want, I understand.... wink wink)

5/27/14

Most of you are making a math error. You CAN'T use girls you've slept with to answer this question. Why? because if girl A has slept with 2 guys, and girl B has slept with 20 guys...you're TEN TIMES more likely to have slept with girl B than Girl A. (almost) Everyone's sexually experiences is going to be weighted towards girls that put out a lot, it's a mathematically property. The average girl in America has had considerably less sex than the average girl you've slept with (for example, everyone who has had the same boyfriend since HS is outside your dating pool). By definition, very few people sleep with girls who have had only 1 or 2 sexual partner, so they get under counted. I can totally buy that the average/median girl has only slept with a handful of guys.

5/27/14

A: 0
B: 2
C: 8
D: 15
DD: 30-50
E: 5
F: 1
G: 0
etc.

9/16/15
highlander:

A: 0
B: 2
C: 8
D: 15
DD: 30-50
E: 5
F: 1
G: 0
etc.

Nifty.

Fortes fortuna adiuvat.

5/27/14

I have A LOT of female friends and i'ld say the average is in the mid teens. Girls will always tell guys what they want to here and they are damn good at it. Whenever i've pressed for info the consensus is 'its all part of the game'.The honest truth is the average girl has experimented, you might not want to believe it but its true. If you're one of those dudes who likes to know her number before getting serious, look her in the eyes when she replies and see her flinch when she says '4'

10/7/14

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10/6/14

Why are you guys so insecure that you're unwilling to date girls that slept with a lot of guys when they were younger? I've dated promiscuous girls and I've dated prude girls, and it doesn't really matter....relationships work or don't work for way more important reasons. When I was younger, I had a lot of meaningless sex...I don't think my current girlfriend should hold it against me (she doesn't), and I've certainly changed since then - girls can, and usually do, change too.

10/6/14

OpsDude:

Why are you guys so insecure that you're unwilling to date girls that slept with a lot of guys when they were younger? I've dated promiscuous girls and I've dated prude girls, and it doesn't really matter....relationships work or don't work for way more important reasons. When I was younger, I had a lot of meaningless sex...I don't think my current girlfriend should hold it against me (she doesn't), and I've certainly changed since then - girls can, and usually do, change too.

Personally, I always liked girls who had more experience. Virgins and prudes typically suck in bed. I always preferred a girl who's bringing something that I don't know to the equation and a girl who doesn't care about her "number" also tends to be a lot less inhibited (and I don't mean a chick with daddy issues who screws everything that moves because she's making up for some serious issues). I'm not saying that my wife screwed 100 guys before we got together, but it wasn't 2 and I don't give a fuck. Just like she doesn't care that I was a man whore when I was younger. The only number we care about is the one after we got together.

10/7/14

I'm talking about marriage, you're talking about dating. Who cares the number if you're dating?

I'm just not willing to bet half my assets that some college town bicycle won't won't wake up one day and decide she isn't haaaaaaapyyyy and needs a change of scenery.

OpsDude:

Why are you guys so insecure that you're unwilling to date girls that slept with a lot of guys when they were younger? I've dated promiscuous girls and I've dated prude girls, and it doesn't really matter....relationships work or don't work for way more important reasons. When I was younger, I had a lot of meaningless sex...I don't think my current girlfriend should hold it against me (she doesn't), and I've certainly changed since then - girls can, and usually do, change too.

10/6/14

Completely agree. Not only the prudish angle, but girls who are inexperienced are usually inexperienced for a reason (e.g. they enjoy sex less or have negative opinions about it) - which is a major issue in relationships. Girls who have been with more guy tends to enjoy sex more, which is good for relationships.

10/7/14

OpsDude:

Completely agree. Not only the prudish angle, but girls who are inexperienced are usually inexperienced for a reason (e.g. they enjoy sex less or have negative opinions about it) - which is a major issue in relationships. Girls who have been with more guy tends to enjoy sex more, which is good for relationships.

OK.

, that's why they win.

11/19/14

10,000 if you're on WSO.

10/7/14

dorks

10/7/14

Age 21 - Less than 10
Age 23 - Less than 18

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10/8/14

Well, I downloaded Grindr an hour ago to avoid writing a paper on the asshole Immanuel Kant and have received 9 messages and 2 dick pics thus far. If we reverse genders and extrapolate, the typical 22-year-old female has had >9,000 sexual partners.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

10/8/14

GoldenCinderblock:

Well, I downloaded Grindr an hour ago to avoid writing a paper on the asshole Immanuel Kant and have received 9 messages and 2 dick pics thus far. If we reverse genders and extrapolate, the typical 22-year-old female has had >9,000 sexual partners.

Hahaha. You're back Goldie!

10/8/14

Dingdong08:

GoldenCinderblock:

Well, I downloaded Grindr an hour ago to avoid writing a paper on the asshole Immanuel Kant and have received 9 messages and 2 dick pics thus far. If we reverse genders and extrapolate, the typical 22-year-old female has had >9,000 sexual partners.

Hahaha. You're back Goldie!

Ha! Ha! Just getting started in the military and he has already gone off the deep end. (JK)!

Matrick:

[in reply to Tony Snark"]

Why aren't you blogging for WSO and become the date doctor for WSO? There seems to be demand.

BatMasterson:

[in reply to Tony Snark's dating tip]

Sensible advice.

10/8/14

Tony Snark:

Dingdong08:
GoldenCinderblock:

Well, I downloaded Grindr an hour ago to avoid writing a paper on the asshole Immanuel Kant and have received 9 messages and 2 dick pics thus far. If we reverse genders and extrapolate, the typical 22-year-old female has had >9,000 sexual partners.

Hahaha. You're back Goldie!

Ha! Ha! Just getting started in the military and he has already gone off the deep end. (JK)!


Nah, Goldie's not playing that violin any more. Security clearance got denied and Goldie got tattoos to get discharged.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

10/9/14

GoldenCinderblock:

Nah, Goldie's not playing that violin any more. Security clearance got denied and Goldie got tattoos to get discharged.

You talk about yourself in the third person... why, that's not abnormal at all!

10/9/14

MBA_Junkie:

GoldenCinderblock:

Nah, Goldie's not playing that violin any more. Security clearance got denied and Goldie got tattoos to get discharged.

You talk about yourself in the third person... why, that's not abnormal at all!


Sounds good though, doesn't it?

Aesthetic, bro. Aesthetic.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

10/9/14

Didnt read through all the comments,

But girls tend to fool around and then stop during the finale. So 1-3 sounds about right. 20-30 is too extreme

10/10/14

depends what school they went too. my school, big 10 (known for our woman if that gives you an idea) average is definitely above 6. know a girl personally who is north of 40, and plenty others who are north of 20. but she is greek, and that definitely will skew the numbers . id say here the average per girl is 8-12, as its pretty rare when you find one with less than 4 or 5

"My name's Ralph Cox, and I'm from where ever's not gonna get me hit"

10/10/14

first of all, huge difference between 21 and 23. the 23 year old has already navigated junior and senior year, and at least at my school, once you were bar age (the best bars had the toughest doormen), whole different ballgame, numbers went way up. 23 year old who's at least a 7 without flab, 30+, but they were quiet about it. 21 year old, maybe 15, MAYBE.

take that with a grain of salt, I was in a frat and the single guys (not me) & girls tended to all circulate in some complicated sex dodecahedron, leaving everyone with a high amount of different partners but many people sharing the same partner. writing it out makes it seem pretty sick, glad that wasn't me, but hey it is what it is.

"The four most dangerous words in investing are: 'this time it's different.'" - Sir John Templeton

"The investor's chief problem - and even his worst enemy - is likely to be himself." - Benjamin Graham

10/10/14

thebrofessor:

first of all, huge difference between 21 and 23. the 23 year old has already navigated junior and senior year, and at least at my school, once you were bar age (the best bars had the toughest doormen), whole different ballgame, numbers went way up. 23 year old who's at least a 7 without flab, 30+, but they were quiet about it. 21 year old, maybe 15, MAYBE.

take that with a grain of salt, I was in a frat and the single guys (not me) & girls tended to all circulate in some complicated sex dodecahedron, leaving everyone with a high amount of different partners but many people sharing the same partner. writing it out makes it seem pretty sick, glad that wasn't me, but hey it is what it is.

Must have been funny seeing the dodecahedron swinger group all grabbing for their antibiotics at the same time when a wave of the clap came through.

10/13/14

this was before there were group chats, one guy announced a girl tested positive for something in the middle of a chapter meeting and I think 8 or 10 guys' jaws dropped. pretty hilarious.

"The four most dangerous words in investing are: 'this time it's different.'" - Sir John Templeton

"The investor's chief problem - and even his worst enemy - is likely to be himself." - Benjamin Graham

9/17/15

lol hahahaha this is funny

10/11/14

This thread is hilarious. It's like that other thread trying to ascertain which is the worst ivy.

10/15/14

Average depends on what part of the country/culture/demographics.

Where I grew up, average was 3-4 max. In parts where some of my family lives, probably closer to 7-8. Anything more than 10 by that age is not average. it's sluttage.

10/20/14

Aaahhh, wso virgins reviving this thread. Who fucking cares.

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10/21/14

yall are truly underestimating how many Ds women get. hahaha.

20 is VERY plausible.

Do yall know how much "doesnt count" sex women have??

10/21/14

Just don't get married.

Shoutout to @"TNA"

  • Anonymous Monkey
  • 9/14/15

well fml then because I'm currently dating a girl who's been with exactly 30 dudes (that i know of) and the girl i dated before that had been with like 40.. I guess I just have a thing for falling in love with sluts...

9/16/15

You mean 90 and 120. Rule of 3 read the thread.

9/15/15

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9/16/15

I think it's 12-18. We're talking about the US, right?

In my country maybe 3-5.

Fortes fortuna adiuvat.

9/16/15

chodes

9/17/15

I also believe girls go through a slut phase in their life, so 5-15 (low end of 15) sounds very reasonable. But 20+? where are all these guys with that much game lol.

  • Anonymous Monkey
  • 9/19/15

I honestly can't beileve how naive most the comments are on here. A number of sexual partners does not matter, how promiscuous a person is does matter however. You could both be virgins till marriage then find your spouse has cheated on you by having a threesom. But on the topic of average sexual partners for female's... A female will often lose there virginity in a relationship that may start and end anywhere between ages 16 & 25. Because of this variety in age that females engage with more sexual partners finding the average "number" means nothing. However you can accurately measure the number of average sexual partners of females aged 25 & over and it is perfectly normal for females aged 25-30 to have slept with a minimum of 13 people

  • Anonymous Monkey
  • 10/13/15

I'm a woman turning 22. If you think about it, a woman loses her virginity at lets say 16. From 16 to 22 is a 6 year gap,. Think about how many men this woman would have met in these 6 years and how many times she would have tried with him. Things don't seem to work out, so she will eventually meet someone new. And sex is something that happens between two people when you like one another and have that mutual attraction. I have been a very sexually active woman, never have i just given it up but I've met a bunch of guys who i grew some sort of attachment for and yes i had sex with them. At that time, I felt like it so i done it. Now i'm older, i do look back and regret most guys i've slept with. But this is nothing for me to feel ashamed about. It's not like i met a guy in the club and slept with him, not like i done a guy in the bushes. So no, i'm not a slut before whoever calls me one. I've just had a very high sex drive an i love sex. I believe the average number of people for a woman between 21 - 26 is anything between 23 - 35 :-)

Ladies don't feel ashamed, just make sure the guy straps up and you enjoy yourselves..

10/27/15

This is horrible. Not because you've slept with a lot of people, but because your grammar, spelling, and general writing ability are bad. -5 dicks

10/15/15

Idiot virgins on WSO never cease to fucking amaze me.

Imagine how many sexual partners you idiots would have if girls were constantly throwing themselves at you. I know it's hard to imagine because it's so fucking divorced from reality but the answer wouldn't be "3 to 5." Do you think chicks are really that different? They like sex more than guys do.

The only difference is that chicks don't advertise their sexual exploits. They realize that it benefits them to cover it up when it comes time to settle down. Don't want your future hubby to hear stories.

The answer is that the average chick, by 23, has fucked at least 25 guys.

"Elections are a futures market for stolen property"

10/15/15

Max integer value: 2,147,483,647
lulz

10/15/15

2-5

  • Anonymous Monkey
  • 10/25/15

The real question is how many gay men sleep with bisexual men and then spread AIDS to unsuspecting women.

10/27/15

somewhere in the high double digits

  • Anonymous Monkey
  • 1/27/16

Damn girls can be awfully slutty, definitively none of those are marriage materials

  • Anonymous Monkey
  • 2/7/16

Im 23year old female, graduating this spring and i had just 1. Waited till i was 21, still with the guy.

8/12/16

Soon to be a 24 year in 2 months, i've slept with exactly 20 different girls.. While Losing My Virginity at 16

8/27/16

I think guys love to be with more and more girls, but girls usually are comfortable with one or atmost 2

8/27/16

you are wrong

8/27/16

I noticed some of them are 0-6, and then you have the 5+ a year in college and there after type. It really depends.

Why do you want to know? Are you interested in someone and curious? Maybe your wondering about your SO?

handullz:

Do yall know how much "doesnt count" sex women have??

Edit:Old thread woops

How is my grammar? Drop me a note with any errors you see!

10/13/16

Average? I would say 6. Don't forget that there is maybe 5% that is waiting until marriage, so the number for them is either 0 or 1, depending on if they got married yet. There is another 15% who waited for "the guy," so their count is also stuck at 1. At the other end of the spectrum, there's the prostitute type who is at 200 and counting, but those are less than 1% of the population. And while the rest of us females enjoy sex and didn't really try to save it for marriage, we for sure aren't trying to compete with the prostitutes, either. So, there are a whole bunch of us in the "more than 1, less than 10" group. So, I call the average 6. If we throw out the prostitutes, make the average 5.

10/13/16

I'm going to say 4. Two BFs (one around 16 that lasted 3 years and the guy she thought she would marry after breaking up with that high school loser in college), the drunken mistake, and then that one guy she just COULD NOT resist. But by 25 that number shoots up 3-4x, because it's all downhill from college.

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12/10/16

Most girls I knew in college were around 8-12. But I hung around a group of people that partied pretty hard, a few of my friends (guys) were 40+. It was kind of ridiculous, they were pulling everytime we went out.

I wouldn't say I was envious though, a lot of girls really looked down on them and they had a reputation on the campus.

12/10/16

My litmus test is if a girl does cocaine, like a lot. If she does then she is on the higher end of that scale. Trust me on this, don't trust a girl that does coke, well I mean don't get monogamously involved.

3/30/17

For this age range my guess is 15. I have not met too many that ever claimed less than five and not too many that said more than 10. Also, I assume they are all understating by at least 3.

Only two sources I trust, Glenn Beck and singing woodland creatures.

3/30/17

And thus WSO's turned into a forum for (mostly virgin) geeky statistician wannabes.

Who cares? I get tail, she gets the best eleven minutes of her life, and we're good.

Only insecure virgins would be daunted by the number. I can't waste my neurons on that and neither should you.

GoldenCinderblock: "I keep spending all my money on exotic fish so my armor sucks. Is it possible to romance multiple females? I got with the blue chick so far but I am also interested in the electronic chick and the face mask chick."

3/30/17

Where are you finding these sloots? 15+??

Average girl by 23 probably has hit 7-8 guys. Either way, if you're just gonna hit, the number doesn't matter unless its above like 90 (avoid the clap/crabs)

3/31/17

By the end of college I think 15-25 is about average. I hung out with a lot of sorority girls in college so I may be biased.

3/31/17

Target schools put up rookie numbers. Sad! SEC BRETHREN UNITE

You miss 100% of the shots you don't take

3/31/17

I'm 21 and I'm on 21. I'm male though.

4/12/17

Im 23. I've slept with 30 guys, 28 of them during my senior year of college...

5/19/17

Champ.

Cheer up, Bateman. What's the matter? No shiatsu this morning?

4/15/17

Judging by the amount of comments and views on this thread, I'd say WSO member's average is probably around 2 with 5 being the extreme case.

Get busy living or get busy dying.

4/18/17

I'm 25 and for me... I've been with probably ~9-12 girls I think in my life? Some people are really shocked when I answer this because they think it's really low.

5/19/17

I've moved all across Canada and have got to know A LOT of girls and they're all ages 20-25 and 90% of them are over 15. Some girls are gonna be around 5 some girls are gonna be virgins. Everyone's different. But most of the hundreds of girls I've met are around 15-25. It's not a big deal anyway. I think someone becomes a slut when they decide to hurt someone in the process (cheating).

5/19/17

Simple math and it is the rule of 3.

Women say they have only slept with 3 guys really means 9 so they don't look like a slut.

Men say they have slept with 9 women which since we all overstate such matters means in real it is 3 total.

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.

5/19/17

You motherfuckers don't even know about study abroad

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

5/19/17

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5/19/17

Cheer up, Bateman. What's the matter? No shiatsu this morning?

5/20/17
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8/15/17

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

8/15/17

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

8/15/17