Monogamy

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MONOGAMY. A marriage contracted between one man and one woman, in exclusion of all the rest of mankind; it is used in opposition to bigamy and polygamy. (q.v.) Wolff, Dr. de la Nat. Sec. 857. The state of having only one husband or one wife at one time.

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Our research suggests that aspects of both research is correct, in that for women who are successfully in a monogamous relationship, social pressures may require emotional jealousy and a lack of compersion as a way of increasing satisfaction.
It has often been suggested that sexually active people should use condoms until they are in a mutually monogamous relationship with an uninfected partner.
It is an option for a committed, monogamous relationship with one other beloved person for the rest of one's life.
A mutually monogamous relationship between two uninfected people is safe.
He said: "The Christian Institute has always drawn a clear line on sexual morality and we believe the only place for sexual activity is in a lifelong monogamous relationship between a man and a woman.
What if, for example, the couple can be determined to be exclusively and irreparably homosexual in orientation, and what if they are willing to commit themselves to living in a monogamous relationship that is accountable to the church?
Despite being explicit in the particulars of its purpose ("a mutually faithful monogamous relationship in the context of marriage is the expected standard of human sexual activity"), the legislation avoids actually defining sexual activity (does oral sex count as sex?
Unconcerned, Marrisa only cares about satisfying her own desires--money, expensive gifts, and companionship without the perceived entanglement of a monogamous relationship.
The patient is well known to you and reports having been in a monogamous relationship with his male partner for the last 7 years.
The person may say they want to be in a monogamous relationship, but they never really intend to be faithful, or they never intended the marriage to be permanent, or they never intend to have children.
Widowers or others with new partners need not fear that they are any more at risk of a heart attack than with their former partner-epecially if they are engaged in a monogamous relationship.
This was despite the woman's protests she was in a loving and monogamous relationship.