This is the average number of sexual partners a person has in their lifetime

Publish Date
Thursday, 24 August 2017, 4:00PM
Photo: Getty Images

Photo: Getty Images

It's always that super tricky question when you start seeing someone new... "How many people have you had sex with?"

Do you lie? And if you lie, do you say more or less than the truth?!

Well, this information from a new study by on sexual partners might help avoid avod the lies. 

A survey of more than 2,000 people in the US and Europe has revealed how many sexual partners people have had in their lifetime on average.

And it's quite revealing.

The average amount of sexual partners men have had is 6, and women are sitting slightly higher on 7. 

The most interesting information though comes from what people perceive to be an acceptable number. made this infographic that sums up their findings:


But since the study didn't ask Kiwis, we want to know how many sexual partners we tend to have here in lil ol' NZ! 

Don't worry all answers given below are completely anonymous!