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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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This was not a group of philanderers. I was surrounded by development people and their favorite givers.
The comic action revolves around the philanderer's efforts to win Grace and lose Julia.
King is not remembered as a hypocritical philanderer but as a drum major for justice and civil rights whose dream was for an America in which freedom rang freely for all its citizens.
(He even acquired the statue attributed to Michelangelo, recently discovered at the French Embassy in New York.) In 1906, he died an infamous death--a legendary philanderer and abuser of young girls, he was shot in the head by the husband of one of his victims.
She escapes to a town, is betrayed by a philanderer, bears an illegitimate child, and finally returns to the farm and marries a fellow immigrant, Anton Cuzak.
The Tories are on the verge of entrusting our future to a man who has been sacked twice for lying, and is a serial philanderer and a cheat.
Defense attorneys have called Gates a liar, philanderer and embezzler as they've sought to undermine his testimony.
After all, not everyone wants to wander around in designer dresses or Jimmy Choos or compete for the Rear of the Year or whatever it is" TV wildlife presenter Kate Humble, above, who has described herself as epitomising the "dragged-through-a-hedgebackwards look" "It is no fun being in a relationship with a philanderer, a gambler, someone with dubious personal hygiene and it is certainly no barrel of laughs hooking up with a dedicated dieter" Broadcaster Vanessa Feltz "Some hot tips for losing those stubborn pounds: number one best exercise - push yourself away from the dining table" Actress Joan Collins "I soon realised that the Greens and their industrial and bureaucratic allies are used to getting things their own way.
Twice-married Kym, who has two teenage children from a past relationship, and Jamie - Albert Square philanderer Jake Stoke - are squaring up for divorce.
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The 13-minute, low-budget video, posted on YouTube under the pseudonym Sam Bacile, depicted the Prophet Mohammed as an illegitimate son and reckless philanderer who approves of child sexual abuse.
Charity finally meets her future-in-laws, Chas tries to talk to Aaron about his ongoing counselling, Katie can't understand why Declan won't talk to Mia, and Nikhil thinks Gennie has a right to know that Nicky has been spotted in a bar with another women - but is the vet really a philanderer?