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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The progression is: "If serial polygamy is okay, and contraceptive sex is okay, and abortion is okay, what could be wrong with a little sodomy?
One Adam and one Eve in the Garden represent the proper model for all human marriage, while the law of Moses, permitting both synchronic and serial polygamy, represents a falling away, a concession to human weakness that is now being withdrawn.
The competing culture is "polyamorous," normally a serial polygamy, but also increasingly polymorphous in its different sexual expressions.