You Keep Using That Word…

I read an article about a man who said he and his almost live-in girlfriend were going to be monogamous.

(More after the jump, as it contains mature content.)

No, they are not. The word monogamous does not mean sex with one person at a time.  I mean, if you think about it technically (or rather, please don’t think about it too technically) you can only have sexual intercourse with one person at at time.

Serial monogamy is not monogamy.  Monogamy is one person as a sexual partner throughout life.   A person who agrees to limit their sexual exposure to one person for now is not being monogamous, just temporarily sexually exclusive.

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