Defining promiscuous as 3 partners per year, only 10% of men and 7% of women aged 15-44 fit the criterion. About half of all men will have 7 sexual partners in their lifetime, compared with less than a third of women. In a Pareto Principle distribution, the male median for lifetimes sexual partners should be lower than the female median. This is a considerably higher number than the 80/20 rule would suggest, assuming that one defines men with 15 partners as sexually successful. Nearly a third of men in their 20s have 2 partners a year, compared with half that for men in their 30s, most likely reflecting a shift in marital status.The same pattern is true for women, dropping from 19% to 11% in the same age period.Comparing three economic strata (poverty level, 1-2 x’s poverty level and 2 x’s poverty level) did not materially affect results.8.The average age of the loss of virginity is very similar for both men and women, with women skewing slightly older. Only 29% of unmarried people over 30 are involved in a sexual relationship.I felt the need to understand exactly what the data says, if anything, in support of the Pareto Principle as it applies to the distributution of sex. Or, as in Hollenhund’s version, is it just a question of the frequency of sex, even with one partner?In that case, how to incorporate the male preference for sexual variety?If the Pareto Principle doesn’t apply here, then we’re talking about a very different distribution of sex, one in which a much smaller group of promiscuous women is having sex with a roughly equivalent sized pool of promiscuous men.Furthermore, if we define the 80/20 Rule to mean that 20% of the men are getting 80% of the intercourse, we may be describing the sexual advantage inherent in committed sexual relationships, rather than a string of casual hookups, each one of which requires some investment of time and energy, even for the most attractive men.
Five percent of the men in this sample reported having had 99 or more sex partners, including four who reported 200, three who reported 300 and one who reported 400.
I’ve come across this claim repeatedly, though the application of the 80/20 rule varies.
Sometimes it’s stated that 20% of the men get 80% of the sex, which is actually a very different claim. Women in their 20s, when they are at their peak of fertility and beauty?
Among women, one percent reported 99 or more partners; the high was 100 (reported by two women).”1.
90% of women have 0-1 partners within a given year, compared to 83% of men. About 29% of men will have 15 partners in their lifetime, compared with about 9% of women.