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Time for a new word for sexual indulgence

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I HAVE many problems with the ridiculous rant Rush Limbaugh uttered against insurance coverage for contraception. Besides everything else, I object to his use of the word “slut.’’ It applies only to women, and it suggests that female sexuality is bad.

I admit that it is useful to have a word that describes people who indulge their sexuality hurtfully and inappropriately, but I think it should apply to both sexes. I would suggest “slutton,’’ short for “sexual glutton.’’ One might say, for example, that John Edwards, Rielle Hunter, and Newt Gingrich are all sluttons.

Willa Michener

Wellesley
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