A THIRD of people have lied to their partner about their sexual history, survey reveals | Top Stories
Talking about past sexual experiences to your current partner is a subject that can result in lies, a new study finds.
According to a study of 2,000 Americans, a third have lied to their current partner about past sexual history.
In fact this subject is so prickly that a third of the people who were asked said they were made jealous by hearing about their partner’s sexual history.
So sensitive a subject is this that one in five people who found out about their partner’s sexual past got so upset, they ended the relationship.
A solid 76 percent of people involved in the study said they were curious about the truth from their partner.
Just 16 percent said they simply didn’t discuss sexual histories with their current partner at all.
For those that did talk about it, 37 percent of men said they weren’t always truthful while 25 percent of women said the same.
The subject that makes a person most curious about a partner’s past appears to be how many sexual partners they’ve had, with 56 percent putting this at the top of their list.
How many people they’ve dated came in second at 40 percent with sex acts they’ve done as the third greatest curiosity for 30 percent.
The study found that the average number of past partners for men was 13 compared to 9 for women.
Despite that split, it was men that most wished for more partners in the past at 30 percent while women who thought this numbered just 9 percent.