From Schwarzenegger to Weiner, there’s seems to be no end of high profile straying husbands to feed the flames of media fires. It’s enough to make one wonder if the institution of marriage is ever going to have the glow of the golden years.

But, according to an article in The New Republic, some have wondered if monogamy and marriage were workable a long time ago.

The sociologist Jessie Bernard, writing more than 30 years ago, had a slightly different take. “If we continue to insist on sexual exclusivity as our marriages get longer, we may have to sacrifice permanence,” she wrote. “If we want permanence in marriage, we may have to sacrifice exclusivity.”

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There’s a growing group of people with an interesting perspective about sex – they aren’t interested.

Famed sexologist Alfred Kinsey called them “group X.” Big Bang Theory calls them people who, like Sheldon, “have no deal.” But the one percent of the population who aren’t interested in sex call themselves asexuals, aces, or, more simply, people who would pick cake over sex.

Here’s a link the full article at io9.com

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Okay, this is out on the edge quite a bit. But his perspective is not as crazy as it may sound.

Check it out and let me know what you think.

YouTube – Legalize Prostitution, Polygamy, Bestiality and Incest.

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Monogamy is Unnatural

by lauran on June 15, 2011

An interview by Alyona – The Alyona Show – with Sex At Dawn author Christopher Ryan.

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Another interesting article from Clarisse Thorn, this time in a great site called The Good Men Project Magazine

“Society pressures men to initiate sexual relationships, yet punishes them when they’re candid about their desires.”

It’s a long article (hey, it’s Clarisse…) but it’s worth the read.

We have a lot of double standards for sexual behavior.

For instance, a man who has lots of sex partners is a stud. A woman with a lot of sex partners is a slut. In most circles being called a stud is positive while being called a slut is negative.

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Polyamory vs. Swinging

by lauran on June 13, 2011

I just found an interesting article from 2010 comparing the polyamory and swinging worlds.

“The ‘poly vs. swinging’ debate has died down in the last five years or so, praise be. The two subcultures, similar in theory but different in who they attract, may be learning not to over-stereotype and diss each other. And there’s always been crossover and middle ground.”

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Is Monogamy a Myth?

by lauran on June 12, 2011

A great article by Jessica Bennett, a Newsweek senior writer, in The Daily Beast (awesome name!) takes a good look at how monogamy just isn’t working.

For lots of people.

According to Bennet:

“There are now online forums for acting polyamorists, a magazine called Loving More that has 15,000 subscribers, perhaps and somewhat surprisingly, the results of a 14,000-person Oprah.com survey—in which 21 percent of people said they have an open marriage.”

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Polyamory: The Next Sexual Revolution?

by lauran on June 11, 2011

A solid article from Jessica Bennet, senior Newsweek writer, exploring Polyamory: The Next Sexual Revolution?

Watch the video below…

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Interesting article – Family values: Americans think affairs are worse than polygamy | The Economist.

While most people did think having an affair was worse than married couples living in polygamy (likely also polyamory), there was only a few percent difference.

And all of this was much worse than a whole list of other bad things.

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Sex At Dawn

by lauran on June 9, 2011

Can you overcome primal instincts built up for thousands of years?

Is your basic human sexual nature more about sharing or monogamy?

You’ll find answers in a new book – Sex At Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships.

Watch the video below…

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