They are so concerned about society's dim view of female promiscuity that they routinely claim to have slept with fewer partners than they actually have.
Men are more honest, accurately reporting their true number of partners, despite social pressure to look like a Don Juan.
The findings of a US study offer the best explanation yet for a paradox that has baffled psychologists since sex surveys began in the 1960s.
Heterosexual men routinely report they have slept with more partners than do women. These figures, however, are statistically impossible - the average for both genders should be about the same.
There's more to the article. Very interesting read.
Edited by Cait, 21 September 2012 - 02:36 PM.