I had a conversation with the boyfriend the other day in which he jokingly accused me of accusing him of being a man-whore. To which I countered, “why is ‘whore’ automatically a woman? Why do you have to add the man in front?” He shrugged. And then I called him a whore-whore. To make sure I was being an equal opportunity name caller.
And although we’ve been together a long time, we have never broached the subject of the amount of past partners. Honestly, I do not want to know. And if you asked me, I couldn’t even give you a specific number that would actually make him a whore. Or “ho” if you will. 5? 25? 100? (yes). Maybe ho isn’t the right term anyway because I’m not sure if the exchange of money for services actually is considered when we throw around the word. Floozy? Maybe that would be more appropriate.
Either way, I don’t think that the matter should be discussed. Ever. And the thing is, I think it’s common for women to bring it up once they are in a serious relationship with a guy. Maybe they want to know the guy has some experience (more than 1) but isn’t a floozy (more than X). And there might even be some guys that are concerned and asked but I can pretty much guarantee they won’t get the correct answer.
See, women *know* how many men they have been with. But if it’s been more than one, odds are someone doesn’t make the list because “it doesn’t count”. Did you know that guys? There is a way you can be erased from a girls list of sexual conquest because they have decided that on some level or another you just plain and simple do not count.
Shocked? Amazed? Don’t be. Here’s just an example of things you could do to NOT make the roster:
· No orgasm (by either party)
· It only happened once
· It was in college
· It was in <insert a different city other than the one she lives in>
· It was too small
· It was bad
· It kept slipping out
· It wouldn’t go in
· She didn’t really even like him that much in the first place
· Duration was too short
· She forgot about him and then one of her friends reminded her, but it’s too late cause he’s not on the list after that
See how easy it is to knock a list down to just a few guys? And these were ideas from modest women. Imagine what the easy girls would say!
Have you ever discussed the number of sexual partners your mate has had? Do you think they told the truth? Do you regret asking or did it make you closer? Men, do you believe women if you have asked? Women have you ever been asked and lied? Let me know (without giving any actual numbers!)