The ideal number of sexual partners for Europeans has been revealed 4 years ago

The ideal number of sexual partners for Europeans has been revealed

Let's talk about sex, what's your magic number?

Hugh Hefner once revealed to the Daily Mail that he has had over 1,000 sexual partners over the years as king of his Playboy mansion.

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It's a high number but then again he is the head of Playboy so it's not exactly surprising.

They say that honesty is the best possible outcome when it comes to making a relationship successful but often there is one fact that people like to keep hidden from their partners.

The number of previous lovers that your partner has had shouldn't be a big deal but it's often something that people find very hard to communicate about, especially to their current boyfriend or girlfriend.

Researchers from DrEd.com conducted a survey into what 500 Europeans believed to be the ideal number of sexual partners for the opposite sex.

Both women and men in the 20s age bracket believed that three was the magic number, but women say 10 is the highest acceptable number for the opposite sex, while men are less forgiving as seven is their cut-off point.

They found that people in their 30s believed that 3-5 was the ideal number and this time both genders said that 10 was the maximum amount allowed.

Those surveyed were asked when their partner's number should be discussed and 35% said before sex, 43% said never and 21% said after sex.

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Nearly 19% of Europeans believe their number is too high while 40% are confident that their magic number is average.

When it comes to being honest about the number, 74% of women and 69% of men are completely open and honest about their previous experiences.

The study also found that 20% of Europeans admitted to underselling their sexual partners by 10 and both genders also said that having one or no previous partners was too few.

You can read the full study here.