We also present estimates for the wider sexually experienced population, defined as participants reporting at least one sexual partner, ever (5698 men (weighted population prevalence: 95.6%) and 7160 women (weighted population prevalence: 96.1%)), to consider the population as a whole.
Methods The third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3) was a cross-sectional probability survey of 15 162 adults (aged 16–74 years) undertaken 2010–2012.We estimated prevalence of, and identified factors associated with, finding sexual partners online among those reporting ≥1 new sexual partners in the past year.Natsal-3 is a multistage, clustered and stratified probability survey of 15 162 men and women aged 16–74 years in Britain.13 Participants were interviewed in their homes between August 2010 and August 2012.The response rate was 57.7% and the cooperation rate (of eligible addresses contacted) was 65.8%.Rather, as Sevgi Aral of the CDC and David Gale, an emeritus professor of matehmatics at UC Berkeley assert in a recent piece in the Boston Globe, "..exaggerate the number of partners they have and women underestimate." That couldn't be because of the aforementioned culturally-ingrained notions about the respective roles of men and women in the mating game, now could it?
Spotted on Echidne of the Snakes Update: See the comments for a discussion about mean (average) vs.
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See: By facilitating sexual encounters, online venues for meeting partners provide opportunities to increase the rate of partner acquisition, and potentially enable individuals in different social and sexual networks, with varying risk behaviour and STI prevalence, to meet in ways that would not otherwise have happened.3 In 2000, an estimated 25% of households in the Great Britain had internet access, and this number steadily increased to 73% of households in 2010, 77% in 2011 and 80% in 2012.
"By way of dramatization, we change the context slightly and will prove what will be called the High School Prom Theorem.
We suppose that on the day after the prom, each girl is asked to give the number of boys she danced with.
In 2016, an estimated 89% of households had internet access, with 75% of individuals having accessed the internet on a mobile device in the last 3 months.4 Alongside this rise in internet access, the number of online venues for meeting partners has also increased, but whether using these venues lead to an increased likelihood of poor sexual health outcomes is poorly understood.