According to a study now published online in the , most individuals are cautious of dating a virgin, but also view sexually promiscuous individuals as unattractive.
As a result of quizzing 188 individuals, 104 of whom were women, the researchers found that three was the magic number of previous sexual partners preferred.
"Women in other parts of the country tend to get married much younger.
There may be a reason for individuals to seek partners with low sexual experience.
A study released earlier this year found that women with more than two premarital sex partners faced higher divorce rates than those with less sexual experience.
"I stopped counting at 56," says Christine, 35, a locations director from Bayside who lives in So Ho.
"There are so many opportunities to meet men here - bars, restaurants, clubs, walking down the street, the deli. So we were like, 'Why not,'" says the 39-year- old Carroll Gardens artist.
Of the four women, public relations exec Samantha racked up the most sexual partners.