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prom·is·cu·i·ty

 (prŏm′ĭ-skyo͞o′ĭ-tē, prō′mĭ-)
n. pl. prom·is·cu·i·ties
The state or character of being promiscuous.

promiscuity

(ˌprɒmɪˈskjuːɪtɪ)
n
1. promiscuous sexual behaviour
2. indiscriminate mingling, mixture, or confusion, as of parts or elements

prom•is•cu•i•ty

(ˌprɒm ɪˈskyu ɪ ti, ˌproʊ mɪ-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. promiscuous sexual behavior.
2. an indiscriminate mixture.
[1840–50; compare French promiscuité]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.promiscuity - indulging in promiscuous (casual and indiscriminate) sexual relations
sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice - activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat"
one-night stand - a brief sexual encounter lasting only for a single night; "he ran through a series of loveless one-night stands"

promiscuity

noun licentiousness, profligacy, sleeping around (informal), permissiveness, abandon, incontinence, depravity, immorality, debauchery, laxity, dissipation, looseness, amorality, lechery, laxness, wantonness, libertinism, promiscuousness Precautions against AIDS include wearing condoms and avoiding promiscuity.
Quotations
"She speaks eighteen languages. And she can't say no in any of them" [Dorothy Parker]
"You were born with your legs apart. They'll send you to the grave in a Y-shaped coffin" [Joe Orton What the Butler Saw]
Translations

promiscuity

[ˌprɒmɪsˈkjuːɪtɪ] Npromiscuidad f

promiscuity

[ˌprɒmɪˈskjuːɪti] n (sexual)promiscuité f

promiscuity

n
(liter: = confusion) → Wirrwarr m

promiscuity

[ˌprɒmɪsˈkjuːɪtɪ] n (sexual) → promiscuità
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The survey also found that 17% of people - and more than a quarter of over-55s - believe sexual promiscuity is the main risk factor for cervical cancer, while around 7% think that if their partner receives an HPV diagnosis they have been unfaithful.
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When Margaret Thatcher tried to have Savile knighted in 1987, Lord Armstrong warned his "sexual promiscuity" was a problem.
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The main challenges that the health ministry faces in preventing spread of HIV are high sexual promiscuity, low condom usage, increasing mobility of people including the increased influx of migrant workers into the country and increasing emergence of other sexually transmitted infections including Hepatitis B.
The encouragement of drug use, alcoholism, sexual promiscuity, and foul language among teens is disheartening, as is the lack of character development and likeable characters.
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The coroner also highlighted a culture of sexual promiscuity and heavy drinking, telling the hearing there was evidence of improper - albeit consensual - relations between instructors and trainees."