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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Celibates, monogamists, and free experimenters engaged in progressively less rigorous sexual negotiation.
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David says: "I had lots of friends who were serial monogamists and I'd had a few flings, none of which was perfect, and I thought, that's not for me.
Stand-goers may be dedicated, but they're not monogamists.
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