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(Daily Mail)   The average woman will kiss fifteen different men, have two long-term relationships, and get broken up with twice before she finds "the one"   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 217
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2014-01-02 07:22:27 PM  
Pffft, amateurs.
 
2014-01-02 08:14:11 PM  
It is not in my nature to quote FoxNews in discussing questions regarding statistical probability.

So I will merely link to it instead:  Link
 
2014-01-02 08:16:01 PM  
Research also shows women have four one-night stands, and men six

From a statistical perspective, I guess that also means that a high percentage of dudes are sleeping with other dudes.
 
2014-01-02 08:17:40 PM  

Ionessa: Well, for being in my late 20s, I'm a bit far behind in the kissing and farking people statistic, but I'm right up there in the long term relationships one (3 LTR). Do I win a prize of some sorts?

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2014-01-02 08:38:39 PM  
Is "kiss" what they're calling a drunken knee-trembler in a nightclub bathroom stall these days?
 
2014-01-02 08:42:24 PM  

DreamyAltarBoy: Likwit: brainlordmesomorph: "The biggest difference between men and women lies in the number of sexual partners - with men having ten in their lifetime, compared to an average of seven for women"

AGAIN! *THAT* STATISTICAL IMPOSSIBILITY!!!!1!

Just means someone is lying or the men are farking each other.

Yeah, about 30% of my partners have been men, but that's not how averages work.


No. It is.

Imagine a country with two men and two women. The men each fark both women and then fark each other. That means the men have each had three sexual partners. The women have each had two. You don't really understand math, do you?
 
2014-01-02 09:58:52 PM  

Likwit: DreamyAltarBoy: Likwit: brainlordmesomorph: "The biggest difference between men and women lies in the number of sexual partners - with men having ten in their lifetime, compared to an average of seven for women"

AGAIN! *THAT* STATISTICAL IMPOSSIBILITY!!!!1!

Just means someone is lying or the men are farking each other.

Yeah, about 30% of my partners have been men, but that's not how averages work.

No. It is.

Imagine a country with two men and two women. The men each fark both women and then fark each other. That means the men have each had three sexual partners. The women have each had two. You don't really understand math, do you?


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2014-01-02 11:12:03 PM  

clyph: simkatu: If the average hetero man is having 7 one-night stands, then the average hetero woman is also having 7 one-night stands.

Know how I can tell you've never taken a statistics class?   Statisticians don't say "average" because it's ambiguous.    They use "mean", "median", and "mode" (among others);   "average" can mean any of those things and more.

Mean is what you learned in elementary school: sum of the values divided by the number of values
Median is the value such that half the elements are above it and half are below it.
Mode is the value which occurs most frequently.

Let's say you've got 100 guys and 100 girls.

Guys 1 - 10 all fark girls 1-16.  Guys 11-70 fark girls 1 - 8, plus one other girl nobody else farked (guy n farks girl n+6).

Just to make it fun, let's assign some high school clique labels to the various groups.

So among guys you've got:
10 who got laid 16 times (the jocks)
60 who got laid  9 times  (the average guys)
30 who got laid 0 times. (the dorks)

And among girls you've got:
8 who got laid 70 times (the sluts)
8 who got laid 10 times (the cheerleaders)
60 who got laid 1 time (the average girls)
24 who got laid 0 times. (the uggos)


That's 700 acts of coitus divided by 100 people for each gender, for an arithmetic mean (aka an "average") of 7 acts of coitus per guy/girl.    However that doesn't tell the whole story, and it's not what we mentally visualize when we talk about an "average" person.   When we think about populations, we mostly visualize the modal group as being "average"/"normal".   Occasionally we visualize the median, rarely do we think in terms of the mean.

The 60 "average" (modal) guys are farking 9 girls - they all have steady girlfriends, but they're all also banging the 8 sluts on the side, while their respective 60 "average" (modal) girlfriends are being faithful and have only farked their "average" boyfriend.

The cheerleaders are just about tied with the "average" guys in terms of total partners, but ...



You are my God. Teach me... math
 
2014-01-02 11:18:44 PM  

loudballs: You are my God. Teach me... math


If you're really nice I'll go into standard deviation.
 
2014-01-02 11:56:13 PM  

Candygram4Mongo: It is not in my nature to quote FoxNews in discussing questions regarding statistical probability.

So I will merely link to it instead:  Link


Interesting, that article mentioned prostitutes aren't usually counted...could it also be those with no partners aren't usually counted, and that might shrink one gender's pool more than the other?
 
2014-01-03 12:16:08 AM  

Candygram4Mongo: I ask: is there a mathematical model in which 1) men have ten partners, 2) women have seven, 3) there are no huge numbers of psycho sex fiends skewing the numbers in some outrageous way? Because that is the perceived wisdom, that a) people are mostly normal, and b) in a normal world, men have 30~40% more sex partners than women. Again, where is the math?


I just showed it to you.    Statistical outliers (what you call the psycho sex fiends) skew the mean away from the median and the mode.

As my math showed, "average" is a myth.   Nobody's average.   Most people are (by definition) modal, but the mode is not the same as the mean (what you want to call the "average"0.  It's not even close.  That's the bit of math that's eluding you.

In reality, the distribution is even more skewed than the one I built - you have a tiny number of outliers who are literally off the map - EG people like Magic Johnson, Tiger Woods, and Charlie Sheen (to name but 3 legendary poon hounds who've had epic quantities of sex).  

Or say a mid-tier sex worker who services 500 different customers a year (of which there are hundreds in any decent sized city).    The difference between men and women's number of sexual partners is easily explained by prostitution.  A reasonable (scholarly) estimate is that in the US, around 1% of the female population has engaged in some form of prostitution at one point in their lives,  and that about 20% of the male population has patronized a prostitute at least once in their lives.     No matter how you slice it it boils down to a tiny group of women having sex with a large swath of the male population.  

It's not all that much different than the mechanism that gives you a hundred thousand people living below the poverty line for every billionaire.    Some people are orders of magnitude more successful (whether it's at making money or getting laid) than other people, and in both venues success breeds further success.

And all that is without allowing for teh ghey... a reasonable estimate there is between 15% and 20% of both males and females have had at least one same-sex partner in their lives (although males are about 10x more likely than females to deny it / be closeted / on the low down).
 
2014-01-03 12:55:40 AM  

Likwit: DreamyAltarBoy: Likwit: brainlordmesomorph: "The biggest difference between men and women lies in the number of sexual partners - with men having ten in their lifetime, compared to an average of seven for women"

AGAIN! *THAT* STATISTICAL IMPOSSIBILITY!!!!1!

Just means someone is lying or the men are farking each other.

Yeah, about 30% of my partners have been men, but that's not how averages work.

No. It is.

Imagine a country with two men and two women. The men each fark both women and then fark each other. That means the men have each had three sexual partners. The women have each had two. You don't really understand math, do you?


Imagine an evening with three men and two women, one woman goes air tight, the other goes home alone.
 
2014-01-03 01:11:33 AM  

DreamyAltarBoy: Imagine an evening with three men and two women, one woman goes air tight, the other goes home alone.


Shh, You'll confuse Mongo.   He can't math.    He thinks that both women get precisely1.5 penises each because that's average.   

I'm sure he feels sorry for the dude who had to bifurcate his junk, though.
 
2014-01-03 01:25:39 AM  
Oh, and another statistical tidbit.   The working assumption here is that the gender ratio is exactly 1:1.    Thing is, it's not.   In the US it's around 1.05 females per male.    (Globally it's around 1.01 males per female).    Women's lifespan is also longer across all age groups.    So in my example above, it's really not 100 males and 100 females, it's closer to 98 guys and 102 girls.    The dudes are getting more play because there's not literally enough dick to go around.   Only options is for the chicks to share (or lez out, or be abstinent)

The problem with boiling things down to simple numbers is that you're oversimplifying a complex situation that just isn't as straightforward as you want it to be.
 
2014-01-03 04:48:32 AM  

clyph: DreamyAltarBoy: Imagine an evening with three men and two women, one woman goes air tight, the other goes home alone.

Shh, You'll confuse Mongo.   He can't math.    He thinks that both women get precisely1.5 penises each because that's average.
I'm sure he feels sorry for the dude who had to bifurcate his junk, though.


Of course I "can't math." I am old and feeble of mind, no match for people who use (gasp!) standard deviations! I bow down to your superior intellect and mastery of bell curves.

Now, about the article I linked. Any comments on the following? Feel free to bring in all the uber-whores and fractional penises you need to make your point...

When it comes to opposite-sex partners, the numbers in research aren't adding up. Mathematicians say the average count for each gender should be the same, yet most surveys out of countries like the U.S. and the U.K. find men are reporting two to four times as many sex partners as women do!

So are men fibbing to embellish their sex reputations? Or are women stretching a little more than the truth when it comes to their sexual history?

After all, evolutionary argument argues that men are supposed to be promiscuous. That's what allows them to spread their seed in their effort to guarantee the success of the human race. Women, on the other hand, need to take care of the offspring with those few suckers - I mean, fine gents - who are willing to stick around and help out.

Still, statisticians are sounding the bell that it is impossible and incorrect for survey results to show heterosexual males as having more partners on average than heterosexual females.

[...]

While investigators will often point to prostitutes, who are not included in such surveys, as one possible reason for the difference in numbers, a society having a few busy ladies does not support the math involved. The idea that men are getting busy at popular destination spots in other countries further doesn't support such.

 
2014-01-03 11:45:41 AM  

FunkOut: Try putting out separate numbers for extroverts and introverts. I don't really enjoy the company of most people, which makes dental appointments more appealing than the idea of dating.


How YOU doin'?
 
2014-01-03 11:51:21 AM  

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: Likwit: DreamyAltarBoy: Likwit: brainlordmesomorph: "The biggest difference between men and women lies in the number of sexual partners - with men having ten in their lifetime, compared to an average of seven for women"

AGAIN! *THAT* STATISTICAL IMPOSSIBILITY!!!!1!

Just means someone is lying or the men are farking each other.

Yeah, about 30% of my partners have been men, but that's not how averages work.

No. It is.

Imagine a country with two men and two women. The men each fark both women and then fark each other. That means the men have each had three sexual partners. The women have each had two. You don't really understand math, do ewe?

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