Sexual Exposure Chart

What? 65,535 what does that mean?

Imagine you’re walking along the beach, hand-in-hand.  The sun is setting.  It’s the most romantic night of your life.  You’re so in love!  And then your partner turns to you and says, “Sweetheart, I’m so ready to make love with you, because I’ve been practicing for years with Tom, and Steve, and Peter, and Paul, and Eric and Justin and Mark…"


Not a pretty picture, is it?  But this happens all the time in our culture.

Check out the sexual exposure chart below…


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Former U.S. Surgeon General, C. Everett Koop, said: “When you have sex with someone, you are having sex with everyone they have had sex with for the last ten years, and everyone they and their partners have had sex with for the last ten years.”

This is one of the reasons STDs are spreading so fast in the United States.  The more sexual partners a person has, the greater their chance of catching and spreading STDs. 

Before jumping into the sack with someone, please consider your risk of sexual exposure.  And think about your marriage.  When you fall in love and your future spouse asks you, “Have you slept with anybody else?” what are you going to say?



  1. This chart represents an average risk of exposure, based on the formula: F(n) = 2n -1 where n is the number of partners.