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Kinkly Glossary Term: Monogamy

Kinkly Entry

Monogamy is the practice of being in a romantic relationship with one person at a time. Traditional monogamy in the context of a marriage is usually regarded as having one marriage partner in a lifetime. More commonly, it is referred to in the context of serial monogamy, meaning one person has one exclusive partner at a time but may have a number of monogamous partners in a lifetime.

Loving More Glossary Term: Monogamy

Monogamy n

  1. archaic: the practice of marrying only once during a lifetime
  2. the state or custom of being married to one person at a time
  3. the condition or practice of having a single mate during a period of time

More Than Two Glossary Term: Monogamy

(Literally, mono one + gamos marriage)

Formally, the state or practice of having only one wedded spouse. Informally, the state or practice of having only one wedded spouse at a time, or more generally, having only one sexual partner or only one romantic relationship at a time.

Monogamous: of or related to the practice of monogamy, as in monogamous relationship: a relationship permitting one and only one romantic or sexual partner.

Contrast: polyamory,polygamy, polygyny, polyandry;

See related: closed marriage, serial monogamy.

Wikipedia Term: Monogamy

Wikipedia Entry

Monogamy (/məˈnɒɡəmi/ mə-NOG-ə-mee) is a form of relationship in which an individual has only one partner during their lifetime or at any one time (serial monogamy), as compared to polygyny, polyandry, or polyamory. The term is also applied to the social behaviour of some animals, referring to the state of having only one mate at any one time.

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