Sexual promiscuity may lead to children borne of two unmarried persons who are unable or unwilling to take care of them. That means that the community may be burdened with their care and may result in psychological traumas for the children, which could lead to deviant behaviour, thus further burdening the community. It also leads to (or is the result of) a diminished feeling of self-worth; and is said to be the main cause of the present dramatic increase in sexually-transmitted diseases.
Society at large has failed to define and support standards of sexual behaviour giving rise to varied and limited sexual codes. The viability and social benefit of any lasting images of sexuality have become impossible to determine. In any case, the biological and social needs of the whole of humanity is rarely, if ever, considered.