No matter how much some feminists try to reclaim the word "slut," it sounds too harsh to my ears. Don't get me wrong — I am totally behind the idea of taking the wind out of its sails, though. It's a cliché complaint, but it's true: there's no equivalent word for a man who sleeps around. So I say let's embrace the idea with a word we can love. What's your favorite old-fashioned word for "slut"?
— Additional reporting by Barbara Herman