After reading alot of the 'sex history, promiscous women' type threads another question has come to mind. Is the number of sex partners often deceptive? Or more just a product of age?
Meaning is it necessarily any worse to have a partner with a higher number in their past but limited experience as opposed to a sex partner with 2-3 partners but lots of experience.
As an example I know a 32 year old woman who has been with 8 indiviuals. She was a virgin at marriage then got divorced and had 7 partners over the next decade. All in relationships she was hopeful would work. I find her to be an unbelievable woman. She also has had VERY limited experience with these people.
So my question is why do people get hung up on number when it can be very deceptive? Is she just a rare case or is this pretty typical? It seems to me the number gets the attention when really it should be the activity level. I mean is a guy/girl who has sex with 20 different people 1 time any more 'used' than a guy/girl who has sex 3 times a day for a year with 3 people. Makes you wonder about the logic of our species.
Of course 20 partners within a year would be different, but what about 20 over a decade? 10?