Reading personal experiences here got me to googling average lifetime sex partner statistics. They vary quite widely, the most recent number being shockingly low: Average man sleeps with 7 women - Sexual health- msnbc.com Men with seven, women with four lifetime partners, and men with more than 15 less than a third of the population? Well, another study has men with an average of seventeen lifetime partners: Inductivist But Kinsey lists several studies including one that says only 17% have more than 21 lifetime partners: The Kinsey Institute - Sexuality Information Links - FAQ [Related Resources] There is plenty of anti-gay material on the web and the above link I gave seemed to want to use the 46 average lifetime partners for gay men against gay marriage. Seems like an argument for it to me! But then a 1997 study of older gay males found the most frequent report was between 100 and 500 lifetime partners. Of course, the older the respondent the more years to rack up numbers. The best site for links to studies and raw data is: GayData.org My own numbers are something like 100 lifetime fucking partners at least 200 more casual oral/jackoff etc., and anecdotally this does seem to be typical of men I know. From your experience and that of your acquaintances, which of these statistics seem more and less plausible?