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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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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.
As part of the post-traumatic sequelae of such abuse, these people have low self-esteem and have been repeatedly victimized or engage in sexually promiscuous, impulsive, and dangerous behaviors (Carmen & Brady, 1990; Carmen & Rieker, 1989).
Rather, it remains almost entirely confined to the original risk groups, mainly sexually promiscuous gay men and drug abusers.
When black women took up their pens to address the image of themselves as sexually promiscuous, their strategy was often to attack this construction from within: By testifying to the reality of their sexual exploitation, many black women wrote to counter the myth of their exaggerated sexuality.
Washington, June 4 ( ANI ): College-aged women have negative opinions about sexually promiscuous female peers and consider them as unsuitable for friendship, a new study has suggested.
The expression ' skank' is slang for a sexually promiscuous woman.
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Hence, the authors also argued that it was only natural for men, driven by their hormones, to be more sexually promiscuous than women.
Defending, Aubrey Myerson QC told Cardiff Crown Court she lived 'pathetically and died tragically' and that the mentally-ill mum was also sexually promiscuous.
invasion and domination of Mexico and Central America, popular music and travel literature written by Anglos stereotypically cast Latinas as sexually promiscuous, available, or ``hot blooded.
At her age, as long as she's not being sexually promiscuous, there is no harm in playing the field.

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