A notable example of this use is Samuel Pepys's diary description of his servant girl as "an admirable slut" who "pleases us mightily, doing more service than both the others and deserves wages better" (February 1664).
Today, the term slut has a pervasive presence in popular culture and pornography, but is almost exclusively used to describe women.
Some of the noted signs included "you don't go on real dates", "you dress provocatively", and "you have an STD." These are the common misconceptions and stereotypes that are attached to this word.
For example, a man's masculinity can be undermined by using terms such as weak, sissy, pussy, or whipped.With BDSM, polyamorous, and non-monogamous people, in usage taken from the book The Ethical Slut, the term has been used as an expression of choice to openly have multiple partners, and revel in that choice: "a slut is a person of any gender who has the courage to lead life according to the radical proposition that sex is nice and pleasure is good for you." A slut is a person who has taken control of their sexuality and has sex with whomever they choose, regardless of religious or social pressures or conventions to conform to a straight-laced monogamous lifestyle committed to one partner for life.The term has been "taken back" to express the rejection of the concept that government, society, or religion may judge or control one's personal liberties, and the right to control one's own sexuality.It was used to describe a woman as dirty, or refer to her as a prostitute, harlot, or immoral woman.The word slut also took a similar form around the same era in the Norwegian language as "slutr" sleet, also known as an impure liquor.An exact male equivalent of the term does not exist.The lack of a comparably popular term for men highlights the double standard in societal expectations (gender roles) between males and females, as negative terms for sexually promiscuous males are rare.All of these words have a very negative connotation.Additional meanings and connotations of the term are negative and identify a slut as being a slovenly and ugly person, for example, as in these quotations from OED2: All Women's Talk posted an article titled 10 Signs You Might Be a Slut...There have been many movements or "Slut Walks" taking place around the world to regain a sense of pride in women.Many slut walks or movements protest against the idea that a woman's appearance, often considered promiscuous, is a justification of sexual assault and rape.