I don’t know if it’s a common misconception, but for long time, I thought a prostitute and slut were words with the same meaning. Apparently, they’re not. Turns out, prostitution is a profession while slut is a word that's more ambiguous.

Here’s how the Oxford Dictionary defines a prostitute :

The term slut is however, more confusing. And used more liberally. Here are a few definitions.

Oxford Dictionary:

Wikipedia:

Urban Dictionary:

The only thing that’s certain from these definitions is this: SLUT is a very derogatory term .

And let’s not blame the men. More often than not, SLUT is a term used by women to define other women.

I still don’t understand the word, but from what I gather, these are the things that would brand any woman a SLUT:

1. Being sexually active before marriage

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2. Dressing 'provocatively'

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3. Living with a guy

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4. Being a lesbian/bisexual

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5. Being a divorcee

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6. Having a one-night stand

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7. Being in an open/no-strings-attached relationship

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8. Having a long history of relationships

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9. Laughing at dirty jokes

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10. Having more guy friends than girl friends

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11. Coming home late

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12. Partying

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13. Having tattoos/piercings

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14. Swearing, or even knowing swear words

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15. Living alone with guys friends coming over

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16. Drinking and smoking

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17. Wearing make up, especially red lipstick

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18. Being flirtatious

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19. Watching porn

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20. Into a 'promiscuous' profession

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I guess things are a little clearer to me now. I think I know what makes me a slut.

Being independent makes me a slut.

Being popular me a slut.Being confident about my body and my sexuality makes me a slut.Having a right to choose makes me a slut.Being expressive makes me a slut.Being born a woman makes me a slut.

In that case, yes I am a slut.

And I don't regret being a slut.