I have become very sceptical about the whole notion of a sexual double standard, that excuses promiscuity, and extramarital sexual activity in males, but condemns such activity by females. I seem to recall Ann Landers and Dear Abby both condemning this behavior, irrespective of who engages in it.

From an historical perspective, sexual promiscuity by men in Victorian times was why the sexually transmitted disease rates were so high. Churchill’s father died of syphilis, as did Nietzsche and Smetana. Frederick Delius went blind from an STD.

The sauce for the gander is sauce for the goose argument has always been weak and has always been proffered by those who would profit from promiscuity, err, sexual liberation, people the likes of Hugh Hefner, the undisputed King of Creepy of the late 20th Century.