'What's your number?' is a question that often arises in a new relationship and refers to the number of sexual partners a person has had. While a seemingly simple inquiry, it can be a loaded question for both the asker and the person asked, potentially causing anxiety, stress and even embarrassment, as each person has their own definition of what a "normal" number should be.

When approached carefully, the question can reveal insightful information about each person's sexual history and lead to an open discussion about preferences with a new sexual partner. How you choose to ask the question and what you do with the information you're giving or receiving can play a vital role in the success of the relationship inside and outside the bedroom. If you find yourself entering the discussion, make sure to follow these do's