A slut commonly refers to a woman who has relatively frequent casual sex, marked by conspicuous advertisement of their curves, and an overall irresponsible, flirty attitude. Sluts are also often characterized as hypergamous, heartbreakers, psychopathic, bisexual, as engaging in body modification, tattooing, wearing choker necklaces, plus a disinterest in long-term bonding, e.g. by being overly flirty with other men and wearing sexually provocative clothing, continually provoking their man's mate guarding and restraint, and being overall a brat (though some sluts may also be agreeable and only subtly manipulative).
A sexual conflict[edit | edit source]
A slut benefits from the chaos of testing and selecting among a wide range of men by attracting their attention to eventually have sex with a highly desirable man. A man, instead, often benefits from order, from tightly constraining their woman's sexual behavior, whose offspring he invests in, and hence needs to make sure are his. The man also does not want to lose face being cucked, i.e. outcompeted by some other man. Reshuffling the cards is free for women as their sexuality is rather passive, but it involves competition for men, restarting from zero, explaining perhaps the higher suicide rate among young male widows. These diverging interests are an instance of sexual conflict.
Men often also hate sluts as they tease them with what they can't have, causing resentment, unwanted erections, distracting them and so on. As many men hate sluts, women can increase their sexual chances by insinuating and gossiping that other women are sluts, which they surely do.
One can also argue that sluts cause conflict among men, as horny men desire sluts for short-term encounters but men generally dislike having to marry sluts. So particularly promiscuous men present a threat to men who are pursuing a long-term mating strategy, by seducing their possible future wives or potentially cuckolding them in relationships.
Sluts are loose[edit | edit source]
The theoretical slut[edit | edit source]
Sex-positive feminists often argue that the sexual revolution and the resulting increased social acceptability of slutty behavior is generally good for men as women's promiscuity increased by social engineering will trickle down to the lower strata of men. The problem with this argument is that this theoretical type of woman does not exist because women are choosy and hypergamous maters. Even sluts are not indiscriminate in the men they have choose to have sex with.
Slutpride[edit | edit source]
In the mid-2010s many women took it to the streets to make it very well known that are promiscuous. They claimed this was to protest against a "patriarchal rape culture" . Incel types often took offense at this display as it was occurring in the midst of a sex recession and the acceleration of inceldom. They are protesting being made to feel bad for being promiscuous with wagecucks and chads, so who cares about their dumb parades?
Causes of sluttishness[edit | edit source]
Arguably the main cause of sluttishness is to arouse attention from high status men and obtaining their genes, potentially leading to a dual mating strategy or any sort of socially parasitic strategy where other's but the father care for the offspring, i.e. the woman's parents, the group or the state. In effect, sluts pursue a fast life history strategy, focused on the immediate extraction of resources, sexual pleasure, and possibly physical protection from men, as opposed to seeking longer term attachments. Another cause may be childhood sexual abuse, which increases changes of engaging in "risky sexual behavior" by factor 3, though causality is unclear in this case. There also seems to be a large amount of genetic factors that result in a predisposition towards slutty behavior in women, explaining 50% of the variance in sociosexuality (tendency to engage in, and a positive attitude towards casual sex) in one study.
The development of the contraceptive pill, feminism and deferred marriage have seemingly greatly increased the amount of sluts, with there being a strong secular trend towards increasing female premarital promiscuity from the second half of the 20th century onwards, in Western countries. In the United States in particular, 18% of women in the US had 10 or more partners before marriage in the 2010s vs the number being 2% in the 1970s, based on the NSFG (National Survey of Family Growth) data. Increasing female economic independence from men (at least in terms of being directly dependent on male provision) due to modern welfare states and the widespread inclusion of women in the workforce has also likely contributed to this behavior. When women don't have a strong need to maintain a reputation for chastity in order to be seen as a viable marriage prospect for men, they are therefore more free to behave in a promiscuous manner.
Marriage becomes more of a luxury rather than a necessity for women, and men are forced to adapt to this. This is especially salient as a large amount of marriageable age men become NEETs, i.e. drop out of the workforce entirely.
Economic incentives can possibly drive parents to sexualize their daughters with the goal of attracting a well earning man, especially in a climate of hyper-sexualized pop culture and in times of increasing economic uncertainty and inequality. Indeed, women are found to be more sexualized on social media under such conditions.
Behavior of sluts[edit | edit source]
Most women referred to as "sluts" have sex with only attractive men. These "common sluts" are girls ranging from 4-7 in attractiveness, and take turns getting fucked by multiple 8+/10 males. By doing this they boost hypergamy, leaving their looksmatches incel. Once a woman's vagina has been loosened up by such a variety of penetration, she sometimes begins needing two partners at the same time to feel anything; thereby becoming a double-stuffer.
Many left-wing feminist women seem to show signs of highly slutty behavior, possibly partly due to an overlap between this political disposition and borderline personality traits.
Somewhat to the contrary of this association with slutdom and highly unpleasant female behavior, there is also some evidence that there is a curvilinear association with interpersonal warmth and sluttishness, i.e. sluts may be more likely to be both highly warm or highly cold and disagreeable.
Are all modern Western women sluts?[edit | edit source]
Contrary to people's impression, there is not much evidence that female promiscuity has sharply increased in recent decades, with female promiscuity seeming to have stabilized in the 1980s. In Germany, France, and the U.S., sexlessness has increased in the last decade for women as well, likely due to weaker monogamy norms, later marriage, feminism shifting women's focus from reproduction to work, and increasing social atomization.
For the U.S., there are studies indicating a shift from an average of 2 lifetime sexual partners for women and 6 for men in 1970 to about 4 partners for women and 6 for men in 2006, but one study reports medians and the other means, and this change can also be possibly explained by women being more honest about their sexual lives.
But a minority of women (e.g. around 21.9% of female Tinder users), do seem to have a substantial amount of casual sex (or at least have the ability and willingness to do so). Studies have found that the most sexually successful men are also increasingly having more sexual partners.
So perceptions of increasing female promiscuity could be driven by a substantial minority of sluts engaging in increasingly shameless sexual behavior. The rise of social media, increasing economic stratification (and due to this, increasing female intrasexual competition for the few wealthy/high status males left) and increasingly liberal attitudes towards sex has also likely resulted in women being more frank in advertising their sexual assets to men through increasingly slutty forms of dress.
One could argue that the (historically unusual) large amount of young single women play a role in this, with these women not having a male partner to induce them to dress in a more modest manner, and with single women also being prone to dressing in a revealing manner in order to advertise themselves sexually to desirable male partners, also increasing intrasexual competition all-around.
However, there are countries where female promiscuity does seem to be extreme, for example a 2000 survey conducted by the condom manufacturer Durex found that New Zealand women reported an average of 20.4 sexual partners, much higher then the New Zealand male average of 16.8. This was the only country included in the survey where woman confessed a higher average sexual partner count than men. So there do seem to be substantial country level variations in female promiscuity and sluttiness, even among Western countries, and arguably also variation between different subcultures.
Male aversion towards sluts[edit | edit source]
There is some evidence that a preference for chaste mates may be partially hardwired in men, owing to their evolutionary history. A promiscuous woman is a poor investment for a long-term relationship, due to the greater risk she may cuckold the man, or indeed may already have dependent offspring that compete with his own potential offspring for resources. Promiscuous woman also pose a much higher STD risk. Research has shown that this preference is so ingrained in men that they even prefer less promiscuous prostitutes (later age of first sex and less years spent in the profession), rewarding them with higher payment for their services.
Men often rate chastity and especially marital or relational fidelity as one of the most valued traits in a female marriage prospect, though the aversion for women with a high pre-marital partner count is lower in more sexually permissive cultures, such as Sweden. This may be more due to male resignation to the widespread mainstreaming of slutdom (i.e. virtue signaling and political correctness) than being indicative of any real male shift in attitudes on this issue, though.
On the contrary, in short term contexts there is evidence that female promiscuity is moderately desired by men in a female partner, due to perceptions of her being 'easier' and there being a lower likelihood of her seeking a commitment from the man. Still, in lower status men, who have no hope in such dating contexts, scantily clad sluts can presumably evoke extreme envy of men who do.
Female aversion towards sluts[edit | edit source]
Women, on the other hand, generally dislike promiscuous women, maybe even more so than men. One reason is that sluts present a risk of destabilizing their current relationship by seducing their male partner. Another, possibly more important reason, is that women being too generous with their sexual favors 'lowers' the price of sex. If women are overly promiscuous, it makes sex easier to obtain (at least for some men). This makes men less willing to invest into committed relationships and invest large amounts of resources in women. Women colluding against sluts is called the pussy cartel.
Female slut-shaming can also be explained by intrasexual competition. If female chastity is valued by males (at least for long-term partners), then women can derogate and reduce the mate value of female rival by implying that a female rival is overly promiscuous, especially in relation to themselves. This strategy can, therefore, help a woman reduce the mate value and social status of a female rival, while possibly also making it easier to secure a particularly desirable male partner for herself.
There is indeed evidence that the female hatred of sluts may be even greater than males dislike of sluts (likely due to female intrasexual competition), for example studies have found that woman (even other sluts) have more negative perceptions of sluts than men, women dehumanize and seek to harm promiscuous women, and women write the majority of tweets that contain anti-slut slurs. One study found women constrain each other's sexuality even more than men constrain it.
See Also[edit | edit source]
Biological essentialism • Traditional conservatism • Fatalism • Blackpill • Scientific Blackpill • Scientific Blackpill (Supplemental) • Behavioral sink • Hypergamy • Matthew effect • Beauty • Dominance hierarchy • J. D. Unwin • Sexual sublimation • Female subordination
Cope or rope • Cope • Lay down and rot • Inbreeding depression • Outbreeding depression • Mutation • Atavism • Reproductive success • Demographics of inceldom • Causes of inceldom • Adverse effects of inceldom • Evolutionary mismatch • Behavioral sink
References[edit | edit source]
- Blake KR, Bastian B, Denson TF, Grosjean P and Brooks RC. 2018. Income inequality not gender inequality positively covaries with female sexualization on social media. [Abstract]
- Buss, D. M., & Schmitt, D. P. (1993). Sexual Strategies Theory: An evolutionary perspective on human mating. Psychological Review, 100(2), 204–232. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/14715297_Sexual_Strategies_Theory_An_Evolutionary_Perspective_on_Human_Mating