A recent study has revealed the amount of sexual partners a typical British woman has before finally settling down. Carried out to mark the DVD release of Bridget Jones’s Baby, the study quizzed a total of 1,000 women in the UK on everything sex-related from online hook ups to regional sex trends. The results are surprisingly eye opening.
It appears that eight is the average number of sexual partners an average British woman will have before settling down for good with the one, with half of the encounters likely consisting of one-night stands.
Age-wise, 22 is the age when the average modern female experiences the most sexual encounter while 33 is the age when women experience the best sex.
When it comes to honesty, the results were mixed with only 43% of women being truthful about their sexual encounters and 13% of them admitting to lying about the number of sexual partners they have had in fear of being judge.
Among half of the participants who were over 40, 15% of them confessed to indulging in regular one off encounters and 40% them revealing being more confident in bed now compared to their youthful self back then.
Dating expert and spokesperson for Bridget Jones’s Baby, James Preece shared about how the research has shed light on how women really feel about their love lives and what really makes them happy.
“It’s fantastic that there doesn’t appear to be any stigma attached to being in your forties, not married and still having fun,” he said.
“As we see in Bridget Jones’s Baby, Bridget’s a successful, confident, single woman who at the age of 42 is sexually empowered. It’s great that this isn’t just the case in films, but also reflective of real life.”
The one thing three quarters of the women aged over 40 agreed on was advising their younger self to have as much as possible before settling down for good.
Source: Marie Claire UK