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# How Many People You're Actually Exposed To When You Have Sex Will Blow Your Mind

by Candice Jalili
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Ever wonder how many people you're indirectly touching when you bang someone?

Don't worry, I COME BEARING ANSWERS.

In a new studyCollegeStats.org and Dr. Ed looked into the sexual habits of 2,000 people to find out how many people we were sleeping with and how many people we're exposed to as a result of that.

First, they looked into how many partners we've all had, both overall and in college.

While the average woman has slept with 11.41 partners overall, the average man has slept with 14.22 partners overall. So people, in general, have slept with an average of about 13 partners.

Now, let's get to the juicy stuff.

For every one of those 13 partners, how many people are you indirectly coming into contact with?

Here's a handy, little infographic laying it out for you visually:

If the visuals were a little confusing for you, let me break it down for you like this: When you're having sex with someone, you're exposed to that person directly (duh), but you're also indirectly exposed to everyone else they've had sex with.

Because the average person has slept with 13 people, let's assume you're this person's 13th sexual partner. That means, when you're having sex with him, you're also being exposed to 12 other people.

And, if we're counting him in the number of people you're being exposed to, you're exposed to 13 people total for that one sexual encounter.

So, to estimate out how many people you've been indirectly exposed to, given ALL the people you've ever slept with, take the number of sexual partners you've had and multiply that by 13 (the average amount of partners for all those people).

If you're STILL not getting it, you should seriously look into getting a math tutor. But in the meantime, I made life a little easier by doing the math for you below:

Sex with one partner means you've been exposed to 13 people.

Sex with two partners means you've been exposed to 26 people.

Sex with three partners means you've been exposed to 39 people.

Sex with four partners means you've been exposed to 52 people.

Sex with five partners means you've been exposed to 65 people.

Sex with six partners means you've been exposed to 78 people.

Sex with seven partners means you've been exposed to 91 people.

Sex with eight partners means you've been exposed to 104 people.

Sex with nine partners means you've been exposed to 117 people.

Sex with 10 partners means you've been exposed to 130 people.

Sex with 11 partners means you've been exposed to 143 people.

Sex with 12 partners means you've been exposed to 156 people.

Sex with 13 partners means you've been exposed to 169 people.

Sex with 13 partners means you've been exposed to 169 people.

Obviously, this number will vary based on whether or not your partner's number of past sexual partners is above or below the average, but in general, you've been indirectly exposed to around a whopping 169 people.

If anything, this is just another reminder to USE RUBBERS, PEOPLE.