Jack Nicholson may be old now, but back in the day he was rumored to be quite the ladies man. He was SUCH a ladies man that some have put his "body count" up around 2,000 women. He's no Wilt Chamberlain, but that's a lot of action there. Maybe for some women, that would be hot (who are these women?), but for most, that would be one giant deal-breaker.
Jack Nicholson may be sexy, but that's WAY too many women. It's just gross.
It always seems like women are the ones who get "slut shamed," but it's also true of men. Personally, I would question a man who had been with too many women every bit as much as some people claim to question women. It says something about how much they value sex.
Call me crazy, old-fashioned, or even a member of the "slut police," but I don't like the idea of being with a man for whom sex is just a bodily function. To me, 2,000 women just means he was a male whore. And oh yes, that exists.
Look, people can do whatever they want with their bodies, and I am all for enjoying sex and even having more than one partner just to figure out what you want and need. But I draw the line at four figures. Call me a prude. Who needs that many partners?
If you have slept with everyone your partner has slept with, that's a whole lot of exposure. But it's not just about diseases. There are other factors, too.
A man who has been with that many women starts to lose track, starts to devalue sex, and generally isn't a great candidate for long-term marriage. Obviously, there are exceptions and people who like sex and recovering sex addicts and on and on. It's not the be all, end all and may not be a "deal-breaker."
But it's something to consider. Personally, I don't like this idea that only women need to worry about their "number." It's just as alarming if a man has a high one, too. Would I dump him for it? No. But it would raise a lot of questions.
Do you ask about past lovers?
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