The beginning of a new relationship is a time of discovery, in which you get to unearth everything there is to know about this new person in your life – the good, the bad, and sometimes the downright ugly.

But when it comes to sex, – and more precisely, the number of people you have had sex with, – how much do we really want to know?

And does sharing (or not sharing) make a happy future together more likely?

“Whether or not you choose to tell you partner is entirely your decision,” says Peter Saddington, counsellor at relationship charity Relate.

“It is most likely to depend on how much you tend to share with others.”

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