1. Define “promiscuous.” Do you mean anyone who has sex with strangers, anyone who has sex outside of a relationship, anyone who has sex with more than a certain number of partners (and how many—20, 10, 5, 2, 1?), or anyone who has sex outside of marriage? Everyone seems to define it differently, so we need to know what we’re talking about here. 2. What are the consequences of promiscuity? I don’t mean possible pregnancy or STDs—those are largely preventable, and can happen even if you aren’t promiscuous. Why is being promiscuous (as you define it) “damaging…emotionally [and] physically, as well as..damaging to their friends, and family, future spouses, and eventually, future children”? I’m not the sort of person who can understand why someone would want to have sex with a stranger (I wouldn’t want a stranger to see me naked, period), but I can’t even begin to think of a way being promiscuous (again, whatever that means to you) would be damaging to your friends. It shouldn’t affect them at all. Who cares that much about their friends’ sex lives? It shouldn’t have much, if any, effect on your family or future kids, either (unless it causes your future kids, I guess). It would only affect your future spouse inasmuch as they might care that you were promiscuous (and would be affected by any potential STDs, but you only have to have sex one time with one person to get an STD, so that doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with promiscuity). But I think it’d be best if promiscuous people married people who were either promiscuous themselves, or are at the very least completely okay with it, the same way religious people should marry religious people or people who are okay with them being religious, and people who don’t want kids should marry other people who don’t want kids or don’t really care either way. It’s a compatibility issue, not a right vs wrong issue.