New Zealand women are the most promiscuous in the world, according to a global survey on market research website onepoll.com which found that women in this country had an average of 20.4 sexual partners in a lifetime. Sexologist Dr Michelle Mars puts the result down to the failings of New Zealand men. “New Zealand men aren’t very good at picking up women unless they’re really drunk. So what tends to happen is that women are just as likely to ask men to have sex as men are to ask women,” The New Zealand Herald quoted Mars as saying. “While a lot of people would read that statistic quite negatively, I think it’s quite a positive. It’s more of a gender balance in people getting the kind of sex they want,” she added.