Source: National Statistics Omnibus Survey, Contraception and Sexual Health module collected on behalf of Department of Health
During 2004/05 men were more likely than women to have had more than one sexual partner in Great Britain during in the previous year. Thirteen per cent of men aged 16-69 had multiple sex partners compared with 9 per cent of women aged 16-49.
For both sexes, multiple sexual partners were most common among those aged below 25. Over a third of men aged under 25, a fifth of women aged 16 to 19 and a quarter of women aged 20 to 24 reported having more than one sexual partner in the previous year. Men and women aged 25 to 49 were most likely to have only one sexual partner and also least likely to have none. The proportion of both men and women who had not had a sexual partner was highest among those aged under 20.
Among adults that were married or cohabiting, 5 per cent of men and 1 per cent of women had not had a sexual partner in the last year.
office romance - the good
There are many issues -- both positive and negative -- to consider before engaging in office romances. One of the positive aspects is time efficiency, since you no longer need to search for a significant other in the evening. Why look around for potential dates when you have an office full of beautiful women? You save both time and money.
A second advantage to dating someone in the workplace is that since you spend so many hours together at work, you already have an idea of what she's like. This can save you from lots of headaches down the road.
A final advantage, besides the sex, is that you can carpool. Not only do you get to spend the night together, you also save on gas. Wow, what are the chances that you could date women that would save you gas money?
office romance - the bad
Office romances also have their drawbacks. For example, no matter how well the relationship is going, the situation itself is a recipe for disaster. The fact that couples are in constant contact with one another day and night may cause friction within the relationship. Everyone needs "alone time" to pursue hobbies or hang out with friends, and the lack thereof may cause relationships to self-destruct.
Office romances may interfere with individuals' abilities to perform their professional duties. Imagine telling your girlfriend that she's fired? There is obvious potential for conflicts of interest between office situations and relationships. Be sure to avoid accusations of favoritism, which may harm the morale of colleagues.
Jealousy is another negative issue. Because you must usually keep office relationships a secret, other employees may flirt with your partner or vice-versa. You have to keep in mind, that this type of flirting is common and happens all the time in the workplace. So keep cool or the cat's out of the bag.