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.

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  • Yes, U.S. society needs to quit perpetrating the lie. Those that protest the most about monogamy and being faithful are usually boinking someone besides the person they claim to be monogamous with.

    I don’t believe monogamy is the norm and I don’t believe it is an innate human behavior.