attentions
   sexual activities with someone other than a regular partner
   What in the singular may be no more than a mark of respect, interest, or good manners assumes sexual overtones in the plural:
    Jack Profumo... had become involved with a young lady who was also enjoying the attentions of the Soviet Military Attaché. (A. Clark, 1993 — the community of interest would have been less noteworthy if Profumo had not also been Minister of Defence)

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