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The Damage Of Overvaluing Virginity

Emily Timbol | Posted 09.13.2012 | Religion
Emily Timbol

Christian men and women are complex, amazing individuals who have been done a great disservice by being told that the most important thing they can bring to a marriage is virginity.

Cara Santa Maria

Would You "Re-Up" Your Marriage Each Year?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 06.29.2012 | Science

I've long thought about the power of love and the value of marriage. I grew up in a conservative Mormon household, where I saw my parents endure a dif...

To Tell or Not To Tell?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 08.20.2012 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Intimacy isn't necessarily equated with complete honesty. Here are five commonly kept secrets and suggestions about whether it might be best to tell -- or not tell -- your partner about them.

The Weirdest Conversation I Ever Had With Another Couple

Ann Bauer | Posted 07.22.2012 | Weddings
Ann Bauer

She reveals monogamous marriage to be nothing more than an artificial construct, he went on, devised by society to keep people docile and in their place.

Dan Savage Savages The Bible Over Homosexuality

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 07.02.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Everywhere we look today we find fanatics. So often we blame religion for all the extremists. But there are plenty of secular fanatics as well. From Savage's offensive attack against the Bible and religion in front of high school students, he appears to be one of them.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Science And Sex On 'The Point'

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 03.23.2012 | Science

As the Science Correspondent here on HuffPost Science, I am sometimes offered the opportunity to appear on radio, television, and internet shows to ta...

3 Techniques for Surviving A Long-Distance Relationship

Amy Shiner | Posted 05.09.2012 | Women
Amy Shiner

Here are some techniques for surviving an LDR.

A Kinky Family Reunion

Amy Shiner | Posted 04.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Amy Shiner

A few weekends ago I traveled to Providence for a "family reunion." The winter 2012 Fetish Fair Fleamarket is what I call a perfect reunion. One weekend a year, 3,500 members of the kink community gather for three days of workshops and panels.

To Wed Or Not To Wed?

Stephanie Fairyington | Posted 04.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Fairyington

My girlfriend is visiting my shrink with me so we can duke out our premarital differences, which can be boiled down to one, ever-nagging question: why, after three and a half happy years together, do I still cringe at the thought of getting married?

Enlightening Polyamory

Amy Shiner | Posted 04.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Amy Shiner

At church last night, I came out as polyamorous. It was an endorphin rush. Coming out is hard, though. I am a layperson at church, and I have a very strong leadership role.

The Gay Male Couple's Guide To Nonmonogamy

Daniel Vaillancourt | Posted 03.21.2012 | Gay Voices
Daniel Vaillancourt

Despite the perils it presents, nonmonogamy can be a source of great satisfaction. But when it comes to opening up a relationship, two men are best served by clear communication and mutually agreed-upon boundaries.

Why Men Can’t Cope With Monogamy

Vicki Larson | Posted 08.30.2012 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

Monogamy is failing men.

Are You 'Shameless' Enough to do What This Woman Did?

Amy Shiner | Posted 01.28.2012 | Women
Amy Shiner

"Shameless" not only promotes sexual satisfaction in the sense of being in tune with your sexual needs and your sexual partner -- it also promotes loving the body for what it is.

Cara Santa Maria

Is Monogamy Natural?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.10.2012 | Education

I fear that some of our discussions about human sexuality thus far have confused the term "natural" with the term "normal." Natural can be defined in many ways, but based upon its etymology, having some relationship with nature is a dominant theme.

Alternative Alternative Relationship Models

Bianca James | Posted 11.19.2011 | Chicago
Bianca James

What do you do when you're not really up for polyamory but are too unconventional for traditional committed monogamy? You come up with alternatives to alternative relationship models.

A Faith That Can Change Is A Faith That Lasts

John Backman | Posted 11.19.2011 | Religion
John Backman

In an era when dominant world views have given way to individual choice, the shoulds and oughts traditionally associated with religion hold less influence. Many wonder why we hold on to ancient beliefs at all.

The REAL Reason Men And Women Cheat

Huffington Post | Anna Bahr | Posted 10.03.2011 | Divorce

Chemistry. Communication. Compatibility. To the list of traits most of us look for in a long-term partner, we might want to consider adding one more, ...

Beyond Labels: What Comes After Marriage Equality

Mark Olmsted | Posted 10.02.2011 | Style
Mark Olmsted

Nuclear families were held up as the ideal in my parents' generation; now blended and non-traditional families are finally getting recognized as the "new normal. "

A Short-Lived Tyranny (of Choice)

Jeff A. Katz | Posted 09.14.2011 | College
Jeff A. Katz

"A college campus is habitat of abundance and access, with a fluid and fairly ruthless vetting apparatus. A city also has abundance and access, especi...

WATCH: Colbert Brings Heterosexual Accountability Buddy To Dan Savage Interview

Posted 09.12.2011 | Comedy

Staying straight is a lot like staying married: you have to work at it. At least, that's what Marcus Bachmann, husband of Michele Bachmann, seems to t...

The New York Times' Questions Monogamy

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 09.04.2011 | Divorce
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The New York Times has now devoted an ocean of ink to an idea that has been unsuccessfully argued by scores of 'experts' since the beginning of time.

Sex With Your Ex -- the New Monogamy

Kristen Houghton | Posted 08.21.2011 | Women
Kristen Houghton

If you had a very good sexual relationship with your spouse, despite the fact that you absolutely couldn't live together as man and wife, it does seem a shame to give it up altogether. Great sex, is, after all, great sex.

Are Humans Naturally Monogamous?

Beverley Golden | Posted 08.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Beverley Golden

I believe in monogamy, but based on my own personal experience, I am not convinced that all of us are meant to find one mate to last our entire lifetime, although I have great admiration for people who do successfully mate for life.

Congratulations Kate and William! Did you Sign a Sexuality Prenup?

Sari Eckler Cooper | Posted 07.31.2011 | Divorce
Sari Eckler Cooper

After an estimated 22.7 milliion viewers watched the wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William last month, I wonder if any of them thought about whether this marriage, too, like Charles' and Diana's, would end in infidelity and divorce?

Is Monogamy in Marriage Unrealistic?

Alison Patton | Posted 07.23.2011 | Divorce
Alison Patton

After years of handling divorces, I thought nothing could shock me. And then a client told me about Ashley Madison, the website for "The discreet who want to cheat."