Should not be confused with walking sti or manwhore, which are two completely different definitions. A player, or playa is used to usually describe a specimen of the male species with an increased knowledge and experience of interactions with the female species. The key difference between a player and the other two terms is that a player uses their charms and experiences to establish more positive relationships with his victims. This individual is revered by his fellow males and sometimes fought over by women. While he may have more female friends than the average man, the player is the most positive influence out of the three, as he seeks quality over quantity. Can actually have a steady girlfriend with many female friends (friends only, no "benefits" included).
G1: OMFG, BOB IS SO HOT!!
G2: I know, isn't he hot.....he's such a player. I wish he weren't already taken.
The most notorious out the trio (player, manwhore, walking sti), the term is a derogatory term for an extremely promiscuous man. The walking sti is literally what the name implies, as this subject will usually have slept with so many women that the odds of having contracted some type of sti are most likely very high. The complete opposite of the player, the walking sti values quantity over quantity. His reputation is usually bad among both males and females, and unless dramatic changes are made, will most likely never establish a meaningful relationship with women, as all he will want of them is sex. This term is best used for the select males who hook up with women for one night and then never speak to them again, or otherwise treat them poorly.
G1: OMG, WHY ISN'T BOB TALKING TO ME? I THOUGHT WE MADE A CONNECTION LAST NIGHT...
G2: No honey, Bob is a walking sti. You wont be hearing from him again, and you might also want to consider checking yourself out. There's no telling where he's been.
Out of the player, manwhore, and walking sti, the manwhore is the "middle man". This is an individual that doesn't want to bother with the complications that come with actual relationships, yet still wants to get laid by quality women (not to mention stay sexually safe). He desires quality, yet at the same time he wants quantity. The manwhore is often mistaken as player due to his charms and experiences, yet he often has too many sexual experiences to fall into the player category, and not enough "pure sex" relationships to be a walking sti. He is often the most harmful to females relationship-wise, as he will often develop a false connection with his victims, making them believe that he cares when he only seeks to cross them off of his hitlist. He usually seeks out unsuspecting females and is very sneaky in his approach. Should a woman begin to fall victim to his charms, her only chance for survival is from friends and past victims who can warn her of the manwhore.
G1: OMG, I REALLY LIKE BOB, HE IS SO NICE. I'VE NEVER MET ANYONE LIKE HIM!
G2: Are you kidding???? Stay away from him. He is a complete manwhore. He's lying to you; he is only telling you what he wants you to hear. I was with him for a while, but all he wants is to see how many girls he can hook up with over the year.