Men don't fib about having lots of lovers - they're just forgetful - research shows

Mail Online | 7/26/2018 | Victoria Allen for the Daily Mail
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When men are asked how many women they have slept with, they notoriously pick a high number.

But aspiring Casanovas who report twice as many sexual partners as women are not in fact just exaggerating.

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A study has found men probably do not realise when the number they give is too high. It is simply that they are more likely to estimate the number of women they have bedded, while women tend to have remembered each partner.

The National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles, carried out in Britain every decade, shows men report an average of 14 sexual partners over their lifetime, while women say they have slept with just seven.

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Researchers looked at more than 15,000 responses in the survey, with men indicating they were more likely to say they guessed or estimated the number, or remembered some partners and estimated the rest.

Women, however, answered much more often that they ‘just knew’ the number or ‘remembered each partner’.

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The study, led by the University of Glasgow, found that men guess and women count their partners, with females more embarrassed by...
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