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It all depends who you mean by 'everyone'. Because although most people are having some sex, a few people are having a lot of sex.
In fact, the busiest 10% of Londoners account for over 50% of last month's lovemaking. And the most energetic 1% account for over 10% of all the sex in the city.
These vigorous characters mean that the average Londoner had sex seven times last month. But that's a little like Bill Gates walking into Time Out HQ and making us all, on average, millionaires. Instead, know this:
If you had sex four times last month, you're in the top 50%.Interested in how new lovers compare against the settled-down? Fill your boots:
We also asked people how happy they were with their sex lives. We wondered: is five times fine? Or is twenty plenty? Let's see how much sex it takes to be satisfied:
'Mostly crying' people usually had no sex at all. But just one good screw a month was enough to dry those tears and get 'em rating their sex lives as 'room for improvement' instead.
At the other end of the scale, men and women start to diverge. To call themselves 'rather satisfied', men needed to have sex eight times, while women needed six. And to reach the giddy climax of 'orgasmically happy', the requirements were fifteen and twelve times, respectively.
Let's face it, you want to know how you compare. So here it is:
Men! If you've had five or more partners, you're in the top 50%.
Women! If you've had six or more partners, you're in the top 50%.
But again, the overall data is skewed by a tireless contingent of (and we say this with great affection) dedicated sluts.
And a lot of them are gay men.
Don't get us wrong: a middle-of-the-road gay chap and his heterosexual cousin have had six and four partners, respectively. Hardly a huge discrepancy.
In short, being gay doesn't mean you're necessarily promiscuous.
But if you are gay and want to sleep around, the sky is apparently the limit. 12% of gay men claim to have over 100 sexual partners, which is way higher than the 1% of straight men who said the same and the 0.006% of women. When you factor these bedpost-notchers into the equation, the average partners-per-person leaps up to 13 for straight men... and 60 for gay men.
What about women? Here, bisexual women come out highest, with eight partners to straight women's five. Factoring in the 'very friendly' once again skews the score, though, making it 18 to 10. (Funnily enough, lesbian women have an identical profile to straight women in both analyses.)