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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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He's a sexually promiscuous liar who told partners he was HIV-negative when he knew he wasn't.
Or that girls should have their clitoris cut so they do not become sexually promiscuous.
They also felt that giving it to teens would encourage them to be sexually promiscuous.
They also felt that giving it to teenagers would encourage them toward sexually promiscuous behavior.
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But in their portrayal of low-income individuals aggressive, sexually promiscuous, and inarticulate, social workers problematized class-based cultural difference and painted a pejorative portrait of lower-class experience.
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The pitiless 1990s reveal a very different picture of children: wielding assault weapons, debauched by drugs, sexually promiscuous, abusing and abused.
Media portrayals depicting black women as being unattractive, overhearing, loud, evil, spiteful and sexually promiscuous have successfully dominated the American psyche, making it extremely difficult for black women to develop and/or maintain positive self-concepts or respect from others.
The trial amounted largely to the prosecution of the victim and her portrayal as a sexually promiscuous teenager who liked aggressive sex.
Parker recounts a wild past as petty criminal, drug abuser, and sexually promiscuous welfare cheat--all supposedly linked to her participation in the welfare system.

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