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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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Looking for love through sex, (promiscuous sex) is an unhealthy behavior.
She may also interpret such consent, rightly or wrongly, as parental endorsement of promiscuous sex.
Either the passages refer to indiscriminate promiscuous sex or they refer to mankind's general immoral conduct toward one another, such as greed, murder, robbery, lying, warfare, and the like.
What makes aquilegias interesting is the promiscuous sex life of the most popular garden kinds, which are all offspring of Aquilegia vulgaris, nicknamed granny's bonnet.
A grave problem in the male homosexual community is promiscuous sex with all its lack of commitment and danger of disease.
We can continue unhealthy behaviors (intravenous drug use, unprotected promiscuous sex, drunk and drug sex, etc., etc., etc.) One of the worst avenues is getting stuck in the grieving and acceptance of the diagnosis.
And at the same time I say that this is the way nature reacts toward unrestrained promiscuous sex, that the evidence was there in the history of syphilis.
Challenges range from the parent-testing innocuous egocentricities (tomorrow's equivalent of tattoos and lip and nose rings), to the not-too-wicked although law-breaking bad stuff, such as tagging (graffiti), to the really dangerous: drugs, promiscuous sex, driving and drinking.
So, as Keyter and the Ambassador look on, Nicolette flings herself away in intense promiscuous sex, then takes off for an equally fervent experience at the Cathedral of Notre Dame, after which it's off to a seedy nightclub to perform, gimlet-eyed, a shabby striptease.
PROMISCUOUS sex can be born of despair or of a youthful, experimental searching for sexual knowledge and confidence, so your sister's being rather harsh.
Discontinue dangerous human behaviour such as promiscuous sex, particularly among men involved in anal, same-sex, or promiscuous relationships; abstain from sex before marriage; a monogamous relationship with your wife or husband is essential to protect your health and life.