A survey looking at the sex lives thousands of Parisians has revealed exactly how many lovers (if we take their word for it) Parisians have had and in which arrondissement of the city locals have the most action (useful info for flathunters).
The survey, carried out by the site Lebonbon, saw nearly 9,000 Parisians grilled about their sex lives.
And it helped confirm a few stereotypes about their appetite for romance and pleasures of the flesh.
Of those questioned, 20 percent, or one in five, admitted to having had more than 30 lovers in their lives, with over one in two Parisians somehow managing to have had more than 60 lovers.
Incredibly (or at least it seems that way to us) a quarter of all Parisians aged over 35 have bedded over 60 lovers.
Where do they find the time? Is it the long lunches?
Plus a quarter of those aged between 25 and 35 have had more than 30 lovers.
It must be all those holidays they get.
Sacre bleu!, we hear you say (except no one really says that in France). Although perhaps a more sobering stat is that around a third of those living in the City of Love have had 10 or fewer sexual partners.
There is a slight discrepancy between men and women, which Lebonbon suggests might be due to a tendency of men to brag and women to play down the reality.
While half of all men put on the spot revealed they had had at least 20 lovers (16 percent owned up to having over 60) only one third of women said they had slept with over 20 lovers (only three percent said they had over 60).
One interesting revelation made the survey, and one which may provide useful information for flathunters, concerned the areas of Paris where the locals have the most crac crac boum boum.
The arrondissements “les plus hots” were the 1st, 3rd and 4th arrondissements in the centre of the city as well as the trendy 10th where the city’s hipsters clearly enjoy “doing the dance of the wolf”. We can expect rent prices to shoot up in these areas now.
And the prudest locals were to be found in the plush 16th arrondissement as well as the 15th and 14th, which are known for being more family-dominated.
So if you’re living the life of someone in the 16th arrondissement and would love to be more like an over-35-year-old from the 10th arrondissement, maybe you should click on the link below.