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Monogamy, Explained

Joe Posner

Monogamy, Explained

by Joe Posner

Monogamy, Explained

Joe Posner

5 min
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Monogamy, Explained takes a close look at the intriguing family structure, from its origins to the way it's practiced around the world today.

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Monogamy, Explained

by Joe Posner

Monogamy, Explained

Joe Posner

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In much of the world, monogamy is a widely accepted relationship practice, so much that 'happily ever after' is seen as the goal of all relationships. And yet monogamy not only seems difficult to reconcile with our natures – according to Monogamy, Explained, it's also relatively new.

Explained is a Netflix series produced by Vox Media that examines and unpacks the complexities of the modern world. In this episode, we learn about the theories around history of monogamy and how it achieved its widespread and highly valued status.

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"Monogamy is like vegetarianism. You can choose to be a vegetarian, and that can be healthy, ethical, it can be a wonderful decision. But it doesn't mean that bacon stops smelling good."

Christopher Ryan, author of Sex at Dawn

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Monogamy, Explained

Joe Posner

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