The thread relating to sexually promiscuous WOMEN could well have applied to MEN as well. I think the key point being that the motive behind the action is the determining factor, not the action itself. Someone can like to fuck for the pleasure it brings and not have any psychological issues, or someone can fuck to compensate for having psychological issues. Anyway.....
BOP: Yes, history does tend to repeat itself. What's the point here? If cheating is the "history" then it ought to bear a closer examination, but if the simple enjoyment of a physical act is the "history" - what's the problem with that?
nkeago: Yes, if you consider STDs to be the primary issue behind limiting the number of partners then my model is fatally flawed. However, I didn't get that to be the issue the poster's friend was having. Additionally, regardless of the exponentiality of risk in contracting STDs from having numerous partners, if a person is CLEAN at the present moment and has had biannual AIDS testing (negative result of both antibody and culture, of course) then the exponentiality of risk is entirely MOOT.
Patricia: I gotta ask the question out of curiosity....what is the determining factor for you when deciding which thread related to sex is worth reading and answering and which is not? I know you skip a lot of the posts regarding sexual issues (at least, you say you do) and I just haven't seen a pattern yet. Probably none of my business, but I was curious.