Piers Morgan is claiming that dead pop star George Michael had sex with over 500 men in the past seven years. (Hat Tip Steve) For all I know, Piers Morgan knows as much about George Michael’s sex life as he knows about the Second Amendment or keeping a cable TV show on the air. This is a salacious story, but I’m not really interested in debating whether it’s moral to have sex with a new person every five days. Spoiler alert: It isn’t. (OK, unless it’s an SCP situation where some innocent child somewhere in the world dies if you don’t have sex with a new person every five days.)
What I am wondering about his how many standard deviations from the norm is this behavior? I’ve never been in the mainstream of gay culture, so I have no idea what a normal amount of sex partners is for an average gay guy. Yes, there are ranges. There are chaste gay dudes, and at the opposite end there are guys who are like an all-night public bus — anybody can hop on for a ride any time. But maybe someone who is closer to gay culture can give me an idea of where the mean is. I hope there is no harm in asking.
Madonna just saw George Michael’s count and sniffed, ‘Amateur.’