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Promiscuity in women

Is the age of promiscuity in women upon us? Articles I’ve read recently indicate a shift in women’s values may be taking place allowing for more freedom of choice regarding sex, even more than men, researchers say.
A December article in Mail On Line, based on a More magazine study, for instance, compare real life for women to the popular sexy show, Sex and the City.
“Being bold and brazen in the bedroom won Carrie Bradshaw and her friends a legion of female fans.
But viewers who think the ‘anything goes’ sexual antics in Sex And The City is fiction should perhaps think again.
Life, it would appear, is more than a match for art.
Young women are becoming more promiscuous, with more sexual partners than men, researchers have found.”
Life imitating art?: The sexual antics of Sex And The City aren’t fiction after all
The article goes on to describe some other surprising statistics:
· “By the age of 21 they have had sex with an average of nine lovers – two more than their male partner.”
· “A quarter have slept with more than ten partners in the five years since losing their virginity – compared with a fifth of young men.” “
· “Young women are also twice as likely to be unfaithful, with 50 per cent admitting they have cheated on a partner – half at least twice.”
· “Yet if their man was caught being unfaithful, 99 per cent of the 2,000 women surveyed said they would show him the door.”
Now that’s a double standard!
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Other interesting tidbits include:
· “The survey follows a U.S. study earlier this year that found teenage girls who watch a lot of TV shows with a high sexual content, such as Friends and Sex And The City, are twice as likely to become pregnant.”
· “And only 32 per cent believed love to be an important factor before having sex. Seven out of ten confessed to having had a one-night stand and a fifth had enjoyed more than five.”
· “Only 1 per cent said they would wait until marriage to have sex.”
· “One in four said they would marry for money whilst 39 per cent would sleep with their boss for a promotion. And 27 per cent would have an affair with a married man, while 14 per cent would sleep with their best friend’s partner.”
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The study, sponsored by More magazine, also found women crave more sex, but still believe men enjoy it more than they do.

Lisa Smosarski, editor of More, suggested that there will be no turning back for today’s sexually confident young women. ‘Our results show that after decades of lying back and thinking of England, today’s twenty-something women are taking control of their sex lives and getting what they want in bed. And why not?
‘Women today have increasingly busy and stressful lives juggling study, jobs, friends, family, career and their relationships,’ she said.
‘Sex is a great and free way to relax, unwind and have fun in today’s fairly stressful society.’
The study was carried out to launch More’s safe sex campaign, which started that week, back in December.

It found that almost a fifth of the young women surveyed had contracted a sexually transmitted disease while 21 per cent had been persuaded by a man not to use a condom when they wanted to.
Miss Smosarski went on to say: ‘Whilst women aren’t embarrassed to take the lead in the bedroom, it seems they’re not so forthright when it comes to contraception.’

So readers, What do you think? Are women as a whole becoming more wanton and promiscuous? Even more promiscuous than men? Do you agree women are becoming more promiscuous? If so why do you think it’s happening. I’d like your take on this.


  1. Though I do think women should feel comfortable with their bodies and their sexual appetites, the statistics with infidelity and willingness to sleep with a married partner are a little disconcerting. Nice post, Dee.

  2. Wow, that’s a very interesting question, and one that, surprisingly, I do not find impossible. Women have had to overcome so much more than men in the sex area, that is very possible that in their struggle for equality, they have gone overboard. Specially with the general sympathy for women’s rights out there, they feel they are almost “entitled” for the indulgence, I think. It’s probably why women seem to be so inclined to cheat and fool around, and be offended when the men do it to them; now a days, they have a leverage that lets them get away with it, and man, we seem to be prying that leverage wide open…

  3. Personally , in my opinion i think society is a bit prudish about sex and women. I dont think they are any more active then men i feel that a healthy sexual appitite is what make sthe world less dull and honestly i think if more ppl devoted as much time to sex as they do hate and war. The world would be a better place. I have a not so prudish out look i guess and am proud that I am what people would consider permisicuous when really I know what I like and Im not afraid to go after it .That and my better half shares my views and we are very active together even if we invite someone else in our bed with us I sleep with him every night and wake up in his bed every morning. Thats just my opinion on it

    • Ho, ho, Beverly. You remind me of a character named Loretta. She called herself a female stud and went on to say the only difference between stud and slut was two letters.
      Thanks for the write-up


  4. I think that we as women are still trying to find out who we are and to establish our place. Equality was a long time coming and we’ve been dealing with centuries of sexual repression.

    I know that I used to really get angry at the rules for relationships and sex, the double standards made me want to bash my head against the wall. But of late Those standards have been shifting pretty dramatically and i think that both men and women are trying to work out exactly what that means lol and having a lot of sex in the mean time.

    I am concerned about the lack of safe sex – I guess wee’re going to have to work on that one.

    Great post Dee!!


  5. I think they are or at least I am trying to a little. I have
    got sex toys . Men expect woman to be a virgin but men aren’t.
    There are more books and toys out there to read and you now have the internet that woman use to put themselves out

  6. Hi Sandra, Yes. the times are a changing and it couldn’t be soon enough. I think it all started with the pill. That took half the worry out. Now all that’s left is STD.

    Thanks for stopping by.


  7. I don’t think men this side of Morocco expect women to be virgins anymore. He might like it if she was but there’s too much sex going on the expect it. After all if a man is going to have sex he has to have a partner.

    Speaking of Middle Eastern men expecting women to be virgins, Did you know their ar doctors over there who surgically replace the hymen?

    Thanks for the comment. I hope to have more controversial blogs every week or two.

  8. Fabulously interesting blog – it would appear that “equality” is developing a whole new meaning! My only concern is the issue of girls and young women who have not yet developed their own sexual persona – healthy curiousity is one thing, but peer pressure and societal influences pushing girls in one way or another that may not be healthy or comfortable for them is saddening and I fear the next generation of adults may come with a lot of issues when it comes to adult sexuality and enjoyment.

    As a baby boomer and someone who grew up in the sixties and seventies, the entire freedom of sexual expression was a marvelous turn-on in itself. But I never felt I had to “go along” in order to gain status or something. Which I think is the difference.

    But lots of new studies and research indicates exactly how powerful the sex drive is in women and that, in fact, men and women have utterly different physical responses to sexual stimuli – which means there will be lots more studies showing why we like what we like…

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