How have the relative proportions of monogamists
and experimenters changed over time?
For example, the heterosexual monogamist
woman's emphasis on the importance of motherhood and children may place her self-care as less important than care for her loved ones.
Within the last twelve months, 32/23% of the self-defined monogamists
(unmarried) had more than one sexual partner.
My husband is a serial monogamist
. He falls passionately in love with an author and reads all of his or her works, and then moves on to an equally passionate love affair with another author.
Meanwhile, A Girl is a Girl (1999) maps the trysts of a serial monogamist
while rollercoaster follows a group of high risk youth who break into an amusement park With their disaffected characters and gritty outlook, the Pacific New Wave films react against the use of Vancouver as an attractive Hollywood back lot, stressing instead an ambivalent response to urban life.
He says, "The first wife of a serial monogamist
"--that is the first wife of someone that divorces many times--"is off to pasture, she's finished." She's discarded really, I mean in our society.
She's a serial monogamist
. When she's with her guy, she's with her guy."
The romantically inclined Sayre felt like a "closet monogamist
." Relieved to ditch her diaphragm for the pill (available in England earlier than in the United States), she found that the main challenge was to avoid the "flesh-eaters," as she calls those predatory men who seemed to live for conquests and found ways to punish women who refused to play along.
In such a world it is as permissible to change one's religion as it is to change one's spouse, that is to say, one can be a serial monogamist
in the sphere of religion, but simultaneous adherence to more than one religion is viewed with horror as syncretic (i.e., something promiscuous).
Julia Cook in the Asolo Conservatory's "The Monogamist
." Breezily amoral, Cook's out-of-her-time hippie chick Sky was a highlight of this show about a man's mid-life-crisis.
This invocation of lesbians--in Love Undetectable, Andrew Sullivan describes "lesbian culture" as "a monogamist
's dream of political and social community"--can also be traced in the work of Bawer, Gabriel Rotello in Sexual Ecology, Michelangelo Signorile in The Life Outside and others.
If you're a serial monogamist
or juggle several relationships at once, you're probably not prepared to commit to one person for the rest of your life.