Promiscuity, in some cases, can be seen as a symptom of larger problems such as improper child rearing, physical or genetic makeup, mental disorders, cultural factors and social problems, or can be even the cause of these problems.
Regardless of whether it is a symptom and/or a cause of other problems, the central theme of this concept explains that having casual sex will eventually lead to more dangerous decisions and consequences in the form of different abuses, both physical and mental.
They believe that they are free to do what they want, whomever they want, and be sexually free as long as its voluntary.
This idea was very foreign to older generations, and it started becoming a norm in society.
According to survey data from 1970-2010, 29% of Americans were accepting of premarital sex in the 1970s while that rate later increased to 55% in 2010.
When split into generations, 62% of Millenials had the highest approval rating for premarital sex.
This shift in attitude surrounding sex culminated in the rise of casual sex as 35% of Gen Xers engaged in casual sex in the 1980s while that rate increased to 45% in 2010 for Millenials.