Apparently, This Is The Ideal Number Of Previous Sexual Partners You Should Have

Is it just us, or is this ludicrous?

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It's said that too much of a good thing can be bad, and apparently the rule applies to sex too - because a study has revealed there is an optimum number of previous sexual partners so as not to alarm your new lover.

And it's three.

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You know, the number of partners by which you finally start to feel comfortable enough with your body that you don't feel like a fish thrown from water splayed on the sheets. That is when you should say "Whoa Nelly! I've had enough of this sex malarky. Princess Jasmine is out there waiting for me."

According to researchers at Swansea, Bristol and Nottingham universities, what we look for is someone with experience but not too much experience. A sort of sexual Goldilocks if you will.

Study authors found that of the 188 people surveyed, the more previous partners people had meant the less appealing they were.

Interestingly, women lost interest once a man's past lover count passed six but for men this happened after 11 sexual partners.

Even with all this right swiping and bed swapping, we've all still got a bit of Jane Austen in us. How quaint.