Among many questions that his post raised, one is: how many sexual partners is average? Although rigorous data on the topic is limited, an August 2017 survey from Superdrug attempted to answer the question.
The survey results revealed that individuals’ number of partners varied across countries. According to the findings, the average person in the United States has about 7 sexual partners in their lifetime, whereas a person in Europe has about 6 partners. But, you should be skeptical of the findings considering both men and women often lie about their number of partners, according to the survey.
Also, as Business Insider points out, the study’s authors don’t define what exactly a “sexual partner” is. Since people have varying definitions, it’s impossible for the findings to accurately depict exactly what “average” might be.