More Lies

Why is it no one points the obvious with sex surveys.

The median number of lifetime female sexual partners for men was seven; the median number of male partners for women was four.

I’m reminded of Sex in America which claimed that men had, on average, sex with three times as many women as women did with men (the numbers were six and two). That’s mathematically impossible. Someone’s lying.

Now this is a median, not an average. So it means half are below, half above. So if you had a small percentage of women who were *really* slutty, this could balance out. But:

29% of men reported having 15 or more female sexual partners in a lifetime compared with 9% of women who reported have 15 or more male sexual partners in a lifetime.

Rule of three, people. Rule of three.