This article is dated, but has some interesting points: I know we did a "how many partners have you had?" thread some years back, but it's been awhile and things change. Focus: Do you fit the average? What do you think of the numbers? How many sexual partners is "too much"? I find the vast difference in number of partners interesting. You'd think it would be a zero-sum game. If men are more promiscuous, then the partners have to come from somewhere. For example, if a man says he's had three partners, then that means three different women have had sex with him. Yet women are claiming to have had roughly half the partners men have. Hmm.