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 competing culture is "polyamorous," normally a serial polygamy, but also increasingly polymorphous in its different sexual expressions.
I hope there is elegance in the simple distinction between the ideals that distinguish the two cultures: monogamy and polymorphous serial polygamy, or "polyamory" for short.
What changed after the '50s was that many rather ordinary men were allowed to live out fantasy lives of hedonism and serial polygamy formerly reserved only for a tiny group of men at the very top of society.