serial monogamy


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serial monogamy

n
the practice of having a number of long-term romantic or sexual partners in succession
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Noun1.serial monogamy - a succession of short monogamous relationships (as by someone who undergoes multiple divorces)
monogamousness, monogamy - having only one spouse at a time
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Serial monogamy and double brooding in the White-cheeked (Bahama) Pintail Anas bahamensis bahamensis.
Serial monogamy is perhaps the most common type of marriage known in much of the world today.
They can be contrasted with serial monogamy, when an individual has a sexual relationship with only one partner, with no overlap in time with subsequent partners.
Despite the fact that monogamy is one of the most fragile systems, many people can't accept polygamy -- however, serial monogamy might be an option many would be ready to consider.
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Morris and Kretzschmar modelled the spread of HIV in two populations, one characterised by serial monogamy and the other by long-term concurrency.
Some of her findings are provocative: it seems, for example, that we are hard-wired for serial monogamy and must work very to maintain pair-bonds; that highly orgasmic women enjoy an evolutionary advantage; and that flirtation among primates closely resembles the way young men and women in a bar show their sexual interest today.
Compromises can take the form of postponing romantic gratification, diminishing romantic intensity, reducing the exclusivity of the romantic relationship; but serial monogamy and loving more than one person at the same time are also considered.
Monogamy Central African Polygyny/monandry Republic Botswana Serial monogamy Paraguay Serial monogamy Mali Polygyny/serial monandry.
It simply masquerades by a different name: serial monogamy.
As for the most natural human mating pattern, that's good old serial monogamy.
Marriage was meant to be more than serial monogamy or indeed serial adultery.