The proceeding list shows the number of different women men in various occupations have been with in the course of their lives. To avoid skewing the numbers with youngsters just riding out into the morning sun, only those 35 and older at the time of participation in the GSS are considered. Each grouping (separated by semi-colons) has a minimum of 25 respondents, although most have numbers far higher than that and are grouped as they are for convenience or because that is how ISCO 88 categorizes them.
Occupations for which the median number of sexual partners in life is 10:
Authors, writers, and journalists; lawyers; sculptors, painters, and actors; waiters and bartenders.
Those with a partner count of 8:
Real estate agents and appraisers; sales reps.
Painters; plumbers; human resources people; store stockers.
Military personnel; truck drivers; policemen and firefighters; mail carriers and sorters; social workers; housekeepers; operations department managers.
Welders; construction workers and carpenters; government workers; college and university professors and lecturers; architects and engineers; technicians; machine operators; retail and wholesale managers; cooks; retail sales workers.
Computing professionals; accountants; doctors, veterinarians, dentists, and pharmacists.
Bookkeepers; building maintenance workers; teachers.
Pastors, priests, and other religious practitioners.
With the glaring exception of spiritual shepherds, who appear to largely adhere to the behavior proscribed by their religions and abstain from premarital sex or, in the case of Catholic priests, avoid it altogether, men who make their money by communicating with others are the most sexually prolific. Lust loves loquacity.
The idea that military life is one of leaving base each weekend to bang exotic girls is, at the least, oversold.
The core of respectable bourgeoisie careers--doctors, accountants, and network administrators--are on the lower end, in large part because these guys are among the most likely to be married.
One might think that being in an environment devoid of competition and flooded with women would be like shooting fish in a barrel, but male teachers (K-12) tend to have a modest number of notches in their belts. The desire to be responsible for herds of children (or even just the ability to tolerate so being) probably selects for a type of man who is not exactly bursting at the seams with testosterone.
GSS variables used: SEX(1), AGE(35-89), ISCO88, NUMWOMEN