More on the myth of monogamy
Was just thinking about this as I woke-up this morning:
Estimates are that about 20% of couples in the United States practice some sort of consensual non-monogamy, whether it be polyamory, swinging, cuckolding, an occasional threesome or just plain having an open-relationship with permission to date and have sex with other people in one manner or another.
It is also estimated that up to 70% of all marriages experience infidelity at some point by one spouse or the other, or both.
If that is truly the case, the simple math is that as many as 90% of all marriages in the U.S. are not monogamous, whether agreed-upon or not, and only around 10% of marriages ever truly remain sexually monogamous.
Given this, what really is the “norm” in relationships and marriages? Monogamy? It sure wouldn’t seem like it.