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A legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife.
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The culture of monogamy and the culture of polyamory differ profoundly in their assumptions of the way society functions.
Unfortunately, monogamy presents a myriad of problems.
One of the most glaring errors in the book is Rotello's endorsement of monogamy as a useful strategy for HIV prevention among gay men.
where chastity, monogamy, and sexual morality are revered." Consider the AIDS Prevention Institute, chaired by Pat Boone, which prints a newsletter admonishing "Save sex for marriage," or the home videos that warn against deep kissing.
Amy's view of monogamy was shaped by her father's divorce (there are some delightful bitter-sweet scenes with him in a nursing home), but she slowly discovers she has met her match as Hader's character becomes more and more a part of her life.
Scientists at the Bonn University Medical Center explained that a biological mechanism was behind the attraction between loving couples: If oxytocin is administered to men and if they are shown pictures of their partner, the hormone stimulates the reward center in the brain, increasing the attractiveness of the partner, and strengthening monogamy.
Three strategies are recommended to reduce the risk of STD transmission: abstinence, mutual monogamy between uninfected partners and condom use.
Brunett, Jr., who overcame Cleage's suspicions of monogamy to craft a love relationship that has them spending plenty of quality time together running a community theater yet gives them both ample space apart, to the more rigid and traditional pairing of boxing champion Charles Brewer and wife Sophia, who still struggle with communicating and overcoming Sophia's bossiness.
Women didn't have to be told this; we knew that another man's child would be disowned (if not killed) by our husband, so monogamy was a very practical, ethical practice.
Colonial authorities, however, never forced any of the above decrees upon the millions of African colonial subjects: only Africans who wished to take advantage of the privileged status accorded to French citizens were affected by these measures.(31) Until 1946, in order to gain access to French civil law subjects had to assimilate French civilization through education or military service, show good moral character, accept monogamy and renounce customary law altogether.(32) Not surprisingly, the missionaries were willing to act as intermediaries in dealing with the administration on behalf of Christian converts who wished to change their status from subject to citizen.
London, Aug 19 ( ANI ): Monogamy has become outdated and "polyamorous" relationships, involving multiple partners, could become the new normal, according to a BBC investigation.
Monogamy is not for the faint of heart, at least if you're a protein.