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n. pl. promiscui·ties
The state or character of being promiscuous.
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Sexology The engageing in multiple and indiscriminate sexual relationships
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promiscuitySocial medicine The engaging in multiple and indiscriminate sexual relationships
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
promiscuityA 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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