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comment by AnSionnachRua
AnSionnachRua  ·  3949 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: ‘Slut’ Label Refuses to Die

That's an interesting response - we need to ask why.

But I think that while your 'why' might be applicable some times, most of the 'why' (at least in my experience) is not articulated as having anything to do with physical or sexual risk, but is articulated in terms of an a priori "women shouldn't have as much sex as men" kind of thing. There's an assumption that men are natural pursuers of sex but that women shouldn't "give it up" as easily, and I don't think it's reducible to a 'risk' factor at all.

b_b  ·  3949 days ago  ·  link  ·  

There is always the inherent risk of pregnancy. A woman may want to sleep with a stranger but she may not want to have a child with him. She consciously or subconsciously has to consider this.