I think this coming up about the term "slut" is interesting. "Slut" has become a term of endearment in our house
I think it just shows how language evolves and takes on different connotations & meanings over time. Lots of words have undergone that evolution.
Right now it appears that the term slut is moving towards - anyone who has chosen to embrace their full sexual nature & potential in a healthy way and will not be bound by culture or dogma.
That doesn't mean it's irresponsible or dangerous if you don't let it become that way. But it does speak plainly to the denial that monogamy (physical) is the only - or even preferable - way to look at our personal sexuality.
So if you are a "slut" - then bless you ! Be safe. And kind.