Published July 28, 2011
Turns out that the "Friends" had lots of special friends.
After surveying all 236 episodes of the NBC sitcom, humor Web site splitsider.com has found that the six characters had a total of 85 sexual partners -- counting only those that appeared on-screen -- throughout the series' 10-season run.
The most promiscuous one was Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc), who racked up 17 partners, 23.5 percent of whom accounted for relatively long lasting relationships.
Tied for second place in the sleeping-around category were Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow) and Ross Gellar (David Schwimmer), who each had 16 partners, although 37.5 percent of Phoebe's relationships were serious, while half of Ross' relationships wound up being long-term.
Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston) had 14 partners -- including baby daddy Ross -- with 71.4 percent being serious relationships. BFF Monica Gellar (Courteney Cox) had 13 partners, two famously played by Tom Selleck and Jon Favreau, and went steady with 38.5 percent of them.
The prude of the bunch was, unsurprisingly, Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry). He had a paltry nine partners, 33.3 percent of whom were serious relationships, before he married Monica.