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promiscuity

(prŏm′ĭ-skyo͞o′ĭ-tē, prō′mĭ-)
n. pl. promiscui·ties
The state or character of being promiscuous.
Molecular biology The ability of a molecule with a conformational specificity—e.g., a receptor, enzyme or antibody—to bind to various non-specific ligands, substrates or antigens
Sexology The engageing in multiple and indiscriminate sexual relationships

promiscuity

Social medicine The engaging in multiple and indiscriminate sexual relationships

promiscuity

A loose term for sexual promiscuity-a common pattern of behaviour in which sex is valued for its variety and immediate gratifications rather than as one of the important bases for a long-term relationship. Some psychologists equate promiscuity with social immaturity; others hold it to be unrelated. Promiscuity has always carried penalties of some kind, often in the form of sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhoea, herpes and Chlamydial infections. In an AIDS context, these have become much more significant.
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Behavioural patterns of extra-pair copulations in tree swallows.
The extra-pair copulation occurred on 4 June at 1345 hrs on a clear, hot day (32[degrees]C).
Ours is the first study to specifically examine copulatory behavior of cranes in the wild, and provides information on timing before egg-laying, time of day, possible effects of rainfall, and a record of extra-pair copulation.
For Tibetan Eared-pheasants, male possession of a mate should equate with prior residence, which could restrict higher-ranking males from converting their displays into an attack to obtain extra-pair copulations.
For a male, mate-guarding should coincide with the fertile period of his mate and extra-pair copulation pursuits with females paired with other males (Birkhead and Hunter 1990).
Vigilance of Yellow-crowned Night-herons may result from the threat of extra-pair copulation.
Extra-pair copulations (EPC: copulations outside an established pair bond) are an alternative mating strategy used by many monogamous bird species.
Indeed, extra-pair copulations can be difficult to observe, and many researchers have used radio telemetry for following both male and female birds during their extra-territorial forays in an attempt to document extra-pair mating behavior (Smiseth and Amundsen 1995, Neudorf et al.