Chapter

Costs of Monogamism

Eric Anderson

in The Monogamy Gap

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199777921
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199919062 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777921.003.0010

Series: Sexuality, Identity, and Society

Costs of Monogamism

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This chapter examines what emotional cost occurs for the restriction of men’s sexual activity with others after the sex in one’s own relationship grows boring. It explores the feelings of sexual oppression that occur when monogamous men are prohibited from doing what their bodies increasingly desire, and what negative relationship-harming emotions are generated in the monogamy gap. This chapter also draws from secondary sources to show how monogamy also poses a risk of sexually transmitted infection.

Keywords: costs of monogamy; sexually transmitted infection; sexually transmitted disease; sexual oppression; monogamy gap

Chapter.  5242 words. 

Subjects: Social Psychology

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