What's Your Number?

By Garrett Blakeman in Get in Style
Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 7:00pm. (Updated: 9/09/11 at 1:13pm) Add comments

You’ve been in a relationship with your boyfriend/girlfriend and the questions ultimately, eventually arises- how many people have you slept with?

Now what? You can lie, which most people probably do. Or you could fly that sexual freedom flag high and spill the truth, minus the gory details of course.

Though hearing your partners number probably makes most a little uneasy, it’s hard to deny that it will be on your mind at some point in the relationship. The same goes for friends asking friends “What your number?” Try as they might to not judge, most do and will. Too high a number – TROLLUP. Too low means you’re a PRUDE. But, who are we to judge others and what is the cut off number anyway?

What's your number Movie Poster

Image Courtesy 20th Century Fox

In the new movie coming out September 30, “What’s Your Number?” Starring Anna Faris of House Bunny, Just Friends, and Scream fame, poses this age-old question. The film, based on Karyn Bosnak’s book 20 Times a Lady, follows a Ally (Anna Faris) who after reading a magazine article states “In America 97% of women who have had 20 or more lovers can’t find a husband”. This inevitably leads the character (who of course is at number 19) to believe she’s going to be forever alone. Thus beginning a wild search for the best “ex” of her life.

When it comes to “real life” maybe it’s best to follow a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on this issue that invites so much judgment and unnecessary drama. Because when it comes to professing how many people you’ve slept with, it is the ultimate “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” confession.

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