sexual promiscuity


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sexual promiscuity

A state characterised by indiscriminate couplings with multiple sexual partners.
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The urban, African American male subculture often endorses values that reflect the direct antithesis of healthy psychosocial functioning, such as academic underachievement, aggression, substance abuse, sexual promiscuity, and illegal activity (Corbin & Pruitt, 1999; Lee, 1996; Poussaint & Alexander, 2000).
While young women today may have a reputation for binge drinking and sexual promiscuity, Ali Hall, More's editor, says most of them have a clear aim of what they want from life.
According to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, 80 per cent of AIDS cases are due to sexual promiscuity.
Hohn argues that conservative clergy and social welfare workers "were able to use the alleged moral crisis" to advance a "conservative agenda" opposed to both sexual promiscuity and materialistic consumer culture, both of which conservatives identified with America (11).
Sex itself was seen as dangerous because syphilis transmitted through sexual promiscuity was passed on to innocent women and children.
This study of colonialism and gender in The Faerie Queene takes a brisk walk through the poem from book 1, "Of Holinesse," straight through to the Two Cantos of Mutabilitie, locating and construing essentially all possible references to the Irish through targeted topics such as miscegenation, sexual promiscuity, Catholic idolatry, and the nature/nurture topos.
Gisselquist's team suggests that Western preconceptions about Africans' sexual promiscuity and the fear of generating public distrust in health care have prevented the evidence of medical exposure to HIV from being fully examined until now.
Considering the daily outpouring of tastelessness, obscenity, sexual promiscuity, depravity, sacrilege, and ultra-violence in television programming, movies, video games, commercials, and music, one is tempted to think so.
Often listed among such practices are sexual promiscuity (Farmer, Connors, & Simmons, 1996) and avoidance of contraceptives (Ward, Bertrand, & Puac, 1992; Wingood & DiClemente, 1998).
Starting from the early '80s, Khakhar's paintings explore gay life, emphasizing a tendency toward sexual promiscuity while juxtaposing it with local Indian context.
In her new book, Talk About Sex, she traces the Right's history of exploiting societal fears about sexual promiscuity and moral decline.