The sad part is that we’re still asking each other. That’s a totally reasonable question — but their number can’t answer that, either. On the other hand, maybe it means you’re the only game in town.What, exactly, does one get out of knowing their partner slept with 15 people (21, if we’re counting oral)? At the very best, their “number” is a moderately interesting fact about your partner, like their SAT score, or favorite fruit — a fun tidbit that adds to your ever-growing understanding of who they are. Maybe they’ve slept with a whole lot of people and are ready to be in it to win it with you. A high number could also mean a gazillion things: that they really like sex (and aren’t looking to get serious right now)!You want to know, in the name of intimacy and transparency and the sheer pleasure of gathering facts. But “a lot” or “a few” or “a bunch” or “not that many” or “everyone” — that’s enough to get started.
Hey, can we never substitute inanimate symbolism for human sexuality ever again? Okay -- and for a different point of view on the whole situation -- how about this one?
The Spanish (27), Germans (26) and French (24) were similarly liberal, but both Italy and the Netherlands had lower thresholds than the UK.
Different regions of the UK also held drastically different views on the subject.
You’ll share your stats and tell some secrets and that’ll be a great, intimate, bonding experience.
If it happens, it happens, and it will be wonderful.