When you’re at the beginning of a relationship, things can get awkward when you start talking about sex, specifically your sexual history. And that may be why a new survey finds that most people aren’t exactly honest with their partners. The new survey by EdenFantasys finds that 29% of people admit to lying to their partner about their sexual history, with men more likely to lie than women (37% vs. 25%).
Now, do we really want to know everything there is to know about our partner’s sexual history? Well, 53% of people say yes, and 76% are curious about it, but others are not quite sure (and we think they're fibbing).
- What happens when they find out? A third of people say that they get jealous finding out about their partner’s sexual past, while 18% actually don’t want to know anything, and 19% say they actually ended a relationship because of their partner’s history.
- For those who do want to know their partner’s sexual past, the thing they are most curious about is the number of sexual partners they had (56%), followed by how many people they dated (40%), what sex acts they’ve done (30%) and funny or embarassig sex stories (23%).
- When it comes to how many partners, folks disagree on what is considered the “right” number, with men thinking six is too little, while women think three isn’t enough. Interestingly, but not at all shocking, men are twice as likely to lie and say they’ve had more sexual partners than they've actually had.