Map of La Molina on transient, casual sexual relations with a variety of partners. In humans, this type of behavior is generally regarded unfavorably; however, in many other animal species females appear to display promiscuity to prevent certainty of paternity but often mate with the most dominant or successful male at the time when conception is most likely. promiscuous adj. prompt n. see retrieval cue. propinquity n. the geographic nearness of two or more people to each other, an element in the formation of close relationships. Map of La Molina 2016.