Marrie, who writes about dating, sex, and relationships at the blog “Dirty in Public” had this to say in response:
This morning I found out that most men consider me promiscuous. Not just a little promiscuous but judging by the numbers I am a full blown super-tramp. As a part of me gives myself a high five, the other part of me, hangs my head in shame. A fantastic article on the blog The Good Men Project, led me to the Great Men Survey on AskMen. The stats accumulated by the over 7,000 participants shocked me. According to those surveyed, a woman is considered promiscuous at her 5th partner. That’s right, 5th partner! Now, I am not sure about the rest of you but I found this number to be shockingly low, especially as a woman nearly 40. Christ, if you do the averages, Catholic priests have more sex than I would if I lived my life according to this survey. Now there are a few things that I take notice of when reviewing some of the other data provided by those who participated in the survey; 46% of the men surveyed were single and 50% said they would not be comfortable dating a woman with children. Conversely, when you look at the Great Female Survey on So Feminine; 28% of women polled felt men were promiscuous at their 20th partner, followed closely by 27% at their 50th. There was no question asked of the woman if they would date a man with children. There was also no mention, at least that I could find, of the average ages of those surveyed. This got me thinking; are these young men who still hold some of the unrealistic ideals of youth on what makes a “good” partner or what constitutes the “ideal” family structure? I tend to assume that they were younger men as 46% of the men surveyed were single versus only 24% of the women were single.
Now, let’s get back to sex and my promiscuity.