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Anonymous asked in Social ScienceGender Studies · 1 month ago

Even if everyone only had sex within monogamous relationships, would the average man still have fewer sexual partners than women on average?

As it stands now, a small minority of men have the majority of sexual partners in their lifetimes.

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    In theory if everyone was monogamous and no one ever broke up or divorced women would have the potential for more partners just because they tend to live longer than men. So if widows remarried that alone would skew the numbers. But currently and based on peer reviewed research the average number of sexual partners per person in the US is the same for both men and women, 7.12.

  • 1 month ago

    You've heard the old adage, boys will be boys.  But let anyone know who these boys were being boys with and the girl becomes a slut with a bad reputation while the boys who boasts and rapes and date rapes is patted on the back.  But when these boys seek a wife they want a virgin.  Double standard anyone?  

  • Elana
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Certainly anyone who studies human genetics will tell you that you are descended from more women than men.

    I'm going to use extreme numbers to make my point.

    Let's say we have a guy who rapes and pillages, having sex with tens of thousands of women.  We'll call him ... Genghis.  Those women become pregnant and have children.  Let's say he did this to 10,000 women.

    And furthermore, let's say that a large portion of those women, either because of trauma or because he was super studly or some other reason, didn't have children with anyone else.

    Let's further more say that there are 10,000 women in this society, and 10,000 men.

    This basically means that most of the other men didn't reproduce.  Most of the women reproduced, most of the men didn't.  Sure, old Ghengis has lots of babies, but his brother Mhengis stops being in the gene pool when he dies.

    If you look a couple of generations down the line, you've got lots of varied female DNA, but all the male DNA is from old Ghengis.

    Evolutionarily, successful men get to get their genes to the next generation, and unsuccessful men do not.  The majority of women, however, particularly in older societies, but even now, will get their genes to the next generation.

    They'll NEVER be as successful as old Ghengis was, but they very likely will be more successful than the average guy who probably won't reproduce.

  • 1 month ago

    You are pulling your assertions out of your butt.  If you think men have fewer partners than women you best show us the evidence.  Otherwise pure BS.

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  • 1 month ago

    The strange thing is that our society labels men as "superficial" however I personally think that most men who desire marriage aren't superficial .When have you ever heard a man saying "I want a wife with a perfect body  who cooks and cleans " ? yet it's not uncommon to hear woman talk about how they want a husband who is tall , is funny , makes good money etc ..every single one of those "requirements" is very  superficial ! and then these women wonder why their husband cheated on them ! well,  why does it surprise you when you prioritized his height of humor skills over his morals ?

    I once heard that 80 percent of women are competing for the top 20 percent of the males .

  • Bill
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It's actually not surprising that lifetime sexual partners numbers is becoming more warped among men. Women pull from the top and with women not needing men for anything the likelihood for a large number of men to die virgins goes up sharply. 

    It's interesting how completely feminist society hurts men. Try to find something in society that feminism hasn't made worse for men as a group and you will find that such a task is impossible to complete. 

    On a related note, if you look at studies into this subject you will find that it's actually only young men having sex less. Young women as a group haven't actually changed much since the last generation, but a large number of young men are not having sex at all. 

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