Celebrities Reveal the Number of People They've Slept with - and the Numbers Go as High as 20,000

"Yes, that's correct, 20,000 different ladies. ... At my age, that equals out to having sex with 1.2 women a day, every day since I was 15 years old."

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John Oates

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The legendary mustachioed rocker, who is one half of the hit-making yacht rock duo Hall & Oates, opened up about his sexual past in a recent interview, admitting that he's lost track of how many women he slept with back during the height of the duo's success.

"I'm sure it was thousands," Oates, 71, told the New York Post's Page Six. "I've lost track."

"If you didn't live through the '70s and '80s, if you weren't a rockstar during that time, there's no way you can comprehend what it was like," Oates added of the culture at the time. "There were no cell phones and people taking pictures of everything you did. There was no social media."

As scandalous as it sounds, the "Maneater" singer said that his romantic rendezvous were "much more innocent" at the time.

"I used to meet girls in various towns and sort of have a relationship," said Oates, who has been married to his second wife since 1994. "I might see them and then see them six months later."

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Mariah Carey

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In PEOPLE's exclusive first look at the August issue of Cosmopolitan, the five-time Grammy-winning singer revealed that while she has had some highly publicized romances throughout the years, she's never been one to play the field.

"I haven't had that many, but there has been a variety pack," Carey told Cosmopolitan.

"I've only been with five people in my life, so I'm kind of a prude, honestly, compared to most others in the field," she added.

The star wed her first husband, Sony exec Tommy Mottola, in 1993, when she was a newcomer in the industry. Over a decade later, she tied the knot for a second time with Nick Cannon, with whom she shares twins Moroccan and Monroe.

Carey is currently in a relationship with backup dancer and choreographer Bryan Tananka, whom she first began dating shortly after her split from Australian billionaire James Packer.

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Lamar Odom

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In his new memoir, Darkness to Light — exclusively excerpted in PEOPLE - the NBA champion writes, "I have been obsessed with sex for as long as I can remember."

The 39-year-old also revealed in his book that he had sex with more than 2,000 women.

"There were too many strippers to count," he writes. "It wasn't a big deal, but often I would pay them. I never thought less of them."

Odom also wrote about cheating on then-wife Khloé Kardashian throughout their marriage; she eventually discovered the infidelities.

"I was shocked and embarrassed," he told PEOPLE in an exclusive interview. "I wanted to take it back, but you can't. [I] wanted to hide it. But that sick sin was hard for me to hide … I had a problem."

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Gene Simmons

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The Kiss frontman had one task to complete before his then-girlfriend (now wife) Shannon Tweed would agree to marry him: The former Playboy model demanded that Simmons burn all of the photos of women he had slept with, which took days because Simmons has claimed to have slept with almost 5,000.

"I didn't do drugs in the crazy times but I did do sex," Simmons told The Sun in 2016. "Did I sleep with 4,800 women? So they tell me. I did have the Polaroids to prove it, oh yes."

The rocker revealed that most of them were burned.

"Shannon and I got together with them and we had a ritual," he added.

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Vinny Guadagnino

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While appearing on the Boomer and Gio radio talk show, Guadagnino was asked about how many women he has hooked up with, in part due to his time on Jersey Shore and his new dating competition show Double Shot at Love with DJ Pauly D & Vinny.

Though Guadagnino was unable to confirm the exact number, he was confident that it was more than 100, noting that the total was probably over 500 and could be more than 1,000.

"I feel disgusting right now," he joked to the hosts. "It's been 10 years, I've had a good time!"

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Wilt Chamberlain

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In his 1991 book A View from Above, the NBA Hall of Famer claimed to have slept with 20,000 different women over the course of his life.

"Yes, that's correct, 20,000 different ladies," he wrote. "At my age, that equals out to having sex with 1.2 women a day, every day since I was 15 years old."

Years later, filmmaker Quentin Tarantino admitted his own mother was one of them. "My mom dated Wilt Chamberlain," the filmmaker told NPR's Fresh Air host Terry Gross during his press tour for Django Unchained. "She's one of the thousand."

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Ric Flair

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The 70-year-old said he cringes to think that his grandchildren will know that he slept with roughly 10,000 women over the years — an admission he initially made to ESPN's 30 for 30 in a special that first aired in November 2017.

Although Flair admits that he loves women, he is finally a one-woman guy.

"I only love one now. I have never done anything since I met Wendy," Flair said, referring to his current wife Wendy Barlow.

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Charlie Sheen

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The former Two and a Half Men star claims he slept with at least 5,000 women, according to the October 2000 issue of Maxim, as reported by the New York Post.

Sheen added a few more tidbits about his sex life in the interview, including the fact that he enjoys threesomes and he was supposedly so good in bed that his partners would call him "The Machine."

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Mick Jagger

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Christopher Andersen, author of the rock star's biography Mick, told Extra that, "By one estimate, Mick Jagger has slept with 4,000 women over the course of his life."

"In retrospect I think that may be kind of a low figure," he added.

He also disclosed that Jagger and David Bowie were a sort of "sexual tag team" and would go to gay clubs together.

"Mick himself said at one point, 'Everyone knows that everyone is basically bisexual,'" Andersen said, after revealing a few of Jagger's partners, who allegedly include Farrah Fawcett and Andy Warhol.

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Russell Brand

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The actor and ex-husband of Katy Perry is now married to Laura Gallacher, but at one point had claimed he was "up there" at the 1,000 lovers mark, according to Mirror.

In 2017, Brand released Recovery: Freedom From Our Addictions, a book on recovering from all types of addiction. In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, Brand said the book presented his version of the 12 steps for recovery used in programs like Alcoholics Anonymous.

Throughout the chapters, Brand — who has been drug and alcohol free for more than 14 years — also revealed various childhood traumas that were sources of his discontent: abuse (by an unnamed adult), a mother stricken with cancer and a distant father (his parents divorced when he was a baby and he was raised by his mom).

While he's now able to manage his addictions (to drugs, porn, alcohol, food, and sex), it was a long process to unearth the true source of his pain.

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Dennis Rodman

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The former basketball star told the Star Tribune in 2010 that he's had sex with 2,000 women and of that number, "probably 500" were "golddiggers or worse."

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Hugh Hefner

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The late founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine was stumped when asked how many women he had slept with during an April 2013 interview with Esquire.

"How could I possibly know?" he said. "Over a thousand, I'm sure. There were chunks of my life when I was married, and when I was married I never cheated. But I made up for it when I wasn't married. You have to keep your hand in."

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Dustin Diamond

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In the Saved by the Bell actor's 2009 memoir Behind the Bell, Diamond wrote he had sex with more than 2,000 women, including an NBC executive with whom he had a seven-month fling when he was just 15.

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Tom Jones

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The singer claimed to have slept with up to 250 women a year during the height of his fame, according to the Mirror. But according to the singer, there was only one love of his life: his wife Melinda Rose Woodward, who died from cancer at 75 in 2016.

The two childhood sweethearts got married in 1957, when they were both 16. However, Jones allegedly had numerous affairs, including one with model Katherine Berkery, which resulted in the birth of a child.

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