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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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As she explains, "[t]he existence of public sex as an expression of gay male sexuality has often been used to deride and vilify gay men--as promiscuous, predatory, unable to form lasting relationships or relate 'normally', ie monogamously, in a sexual sense." (99) This position may dissuade refugees from comfortably speaking about their sexual encounters to adjudicators due to the stigma attached to these experiences.
In some regions, one of the things that make you more susceptible--as crazy as it sounds--is that you are monogamously married.
Bambi's flowery falling in love and monogamously staying with his doe is pure anthropomorphism.
He lived monogamously, and this at a time when there was no widespread assumption that marriage was supposed to be exclusive and perpetual.
In an interview with King, Paquin said that she was married to her husband, and they were happy monogamously married, Us Magazine reported.
Individual husbands are unlikely to produce as many offspring as they would or could have had they married monogamously. The more important question, however, is whether these restrictions to sexual access are morally relevant.
elegantalis copulates monogamously, more vigorous males have a faster answer to the sexual pheromone released by females, thus functioning as a process of natural selection.
One study showed that children of never-married and formerly-married mothers have significantly higher probabilities of polio dropout and acute under nutrition than those of monogamously married mothers (8).
If it is true then that most of the Talmudic and Midrashic material suggests a clear preference for monogamy, and if, as the evidence suggests, most Jews were in fact living monogamously, why do the Talmuds contain so much legal material about polygamy?
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We collected information about respondents' age, education (completed high school/at least some college), sexual orientation (gay/bisexual/heterosexual), ethnic and racial identities, coded into four categories--White, Black (African, Afro-Caribbean and Black-Canadian), Asian (South Asian, East Asian, and Southeast Asian), and Other (mixed, Aboriginal, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino), current relationship status (single, monogamously coupled, non-monogamously coupled), HIV status (positive/negative/unknown).