Something a little bit different today. Something a bit fun. A publicist dropped me a line this afternoon asking me if I wanted to run a sex survey. A sex survey, you ask? Why yes.
20th Century Fox recently released the Anna Farris/Chris Evans comedy WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER on DVD and Blu-ray and decided to team up with online dating agency My Single Friend for a rather intimate survey to coincide with the film's arrival. When asked 'Would you prefer the number of dates you have had been on to be lower?' (respondents 14,308) of those said Yes. 81% were women with the No quotient being 73% male.
Again, when asked 'Would someone who's been on a large number of dates put you off?' (respondents 9,612) 67% of the No category were male, whereas 72% of the Yes category were female.
For the question 'How many dates is a reasonable amount for a partner to have been on?' (respondents 12,291) the top category was between 20-30 dates, which scored 31% overall. Females were much harder again in this section, stating 1-2 dates or 3-5 dates all being more reasonable.
And that's not all. Statistics collected in 23 countries from around the world revealed some saucy secrets:
-- The average number of sexual partners around the world is 12
-- The average number of partners around the world for men is 15, -- with 14 being the average in the UK
--The average number of partners around the world for woman is 8, with 8 also being the average in the UK
--Danish women are the most promiscuous in the world with an average of 16 partners (out of 23 countries polled)
--When asked which country they thought would have had the highest number of partners, most countries assumed they were having more sex than anyone else
Here's the skinny on the film:
On her way home after losing her job, Ally Darling comes across a magazine article entitled "What's Your Number?", which asks the reader to calculate how many people she has slept with. Realizing that her number is double the average, Ally decides to track down all of her ex-boyfriends in the hope that one of them will have grown into the man she wants to marry, and therefore the number of men she has slept with will never have to increase. With the help of her womanizing neighbor Colin Shea, she manages to find all of her exes, but things do not quite work out the way she had expected
Like I said, something a little different!