I see this phrase all the time. Is it really true? I don’t lie. Like ever. For any reason whatsoever. I really don’t know how to do that.
As for the subject of the essay: I would never ask someone how many people they slept with. It’s crass and really just none of my business. If someone asked me, I’d tell them the truth. Sure it might be momentarily embarrassing for me but again, I don’t know how to lie. If the answer bothers them, that’s not my problem. If it affects the relationship in some negative way then the relationship wasn’t solid enough for the question to even be asked.