Here's a thought-provoking article from SpliceToday.com which talks about the "Forbidden Number". The author's referring to the politically correct answer to the million dollar question "How many guys have you been with?"
If you've actually had too many lovers and you tell your partner that you've only been with a few - can that be considered as a form of modesty? ** Or are you actually saving the relationship by not revealing to your current beau **how many men you've slept with in the past?
On the other hand, if you say that you've only been with a handful of men - should your boyfriend or husband be **disappointed **that you don't have a vast sexual experience?
Is it even polite to ask the question anyway???
For me, the appropriate answer to the question depends on the point of your relationship. If you're about to be married, I think that you owe it to your guy to reveal the real 'score' - but only if he asks. If the relationship's fairly new, you can either hedge or be downright honest about the figures.
And what does it matter how many lovers you've been with in the past anyway? Whether it's one or a hundred, what's important is who you are currently with - not how many you were with in the past.