Is Promiscuity Looked Down Upon By Today’s Youth?

Is Promiscuity Looked Down Upon By Today’s Youth?

A new study suggests that the 'Millennials' look down upon promiscuous behavior by either gender.

Naresh Kumar
  • 23 april 2010

A new study suggests so. Sociologists Rachel Allison and Barbara Risman of the University of Illinois, Chicago surveyed over 17,000 college students and found that both men and women lost respect for members of the opposite sex who hooked up with a lot of people. Interestingly, more students claimed that they would lose more respect for a man who had sex with a lot of women than a similarly engaged woman. This is significant and contrary to the earlier belief where men were considered by both genders as ‘studs’ for sleeping with different partners all the time, while women with similar overly sexual behavior were labeled ‘sluts’.

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