Most societies have historically been more critical of women's promiscuity than of heterosexual men's.
Among women, as well as men, inclination for sex outside committed relationships is correlated with a high libido, Studies have related sociosexual orientation to sex drive, especially in women, where the higher the sex drive the less restricted the sociosexual orientation, or interest in sex outside committed relationships.
However, there is more variability in scores within each gender than between men and women, indicating that although the average man is less restricted than the average woman, individuals may vary in sociosexual orientation regardless of gender.
Bisexual women tend to be less restricted in their sociosexual attitudes than both homo- and heterosexual women.
Female promiscuity is a recurring theme in mythologies and religions.