Students from the Welsh university of Bangor "have the most sex" according to a league table published by a student website.

The frisky freshers admitted to having an average number of 8.31 partners since starting university - 2.51 more than their closest competitors Heriot-Watt students, who ranked in second place.

The virile victory was revealed in a survey of more than 4,600 students by website StudentBeans.com. The "University Sex League" saw Bangor's salacious students knocking the University of Glamorgan off the top spot.

The top five were:

RankUniversityAverage no. of sexual partners since starting uni
1Bangor8.31
2Heriot-Watt5.8
3Plymouth5.75
4Liverpool John Moores5.48
5Aberystwyth5.34

Cambridge University came in at number 17 with 4.62 while Oxford ranked 51 with 3.44. Interestingly, five Welsh universities made the top 20.

A similar survey by the student website revealed those studying economics had the most sex, followed closely by those on social work and counselling degrees. And yet another poll showed 46% of students had tried "spanking" in the bedroom while 26% have had sex in a housemate's bed and 12% have had a threesome.