I can see how some people think that the higher number is better. Especially in a place that's very westernized and high paced. All my friends and colleagues will go off on having multiple partners. And would openly talk about their sex-lives, from affairs to one-night stands. I remember way back in middle school, especially in the last year girls where interested in sex. It does leave a impression that the lower body count means less experience. I don't think that's true. But I know it's a common thought. I remember a awkward moment when I was corner to reveal I was a virgin at 16 to my female cousin and she try to set me up with one of her guy friends. There has always been stigma with being a virgin past a certain age. (Well unmarried, but you get the drift.) It's people thinking that it's a important key-stone to becoming an adult. That if you are a virgin then you're missing out on life. That's not just not true, but each person will have their own way of living.
I agree with >>39851
teach kids to have safer and smarter sex. The complex feelings it causes. And the difference of love and infatuation. That sex can be used as a tool for pleasure, manipulate, empower, control, humiliate or to show affection. Depending on the person and their cause. That there is more then one meaning to it, it's not just black and white. I had a co-worker I had who claimed it should be for procreation only, but is divorced with three children from three different fathers. Doesn'tean that sex for procreation isn't bad, but just getting married to someone you don't love just for sex is bad.
There will be as many meanings to it as there are people and not everyone will agree to one answer.
I kind of find it as disgusting act. But I went from years of thinking I was asexual to ending up
losing my virginity at 20, in a heterosexual relationship that is ongoing for the last 7 years. If we were to separate I doubt I'll have another partner.