Flashcards in Chapter 14 - Sexuality in Adulthood Deck (13):
A pattern of involvement in one exclusive relationship after another, as opposed to engaging in multiple sexual relationships at the same time.
Complete sexual abstinence. (Sometimes used to design the state of being unmarried, especially in the case of people who take vows to remain celibate.)
Friend with Benefits (FWB)
A friend with whom a person has a sexual but not a romantic relationship.
Living together as though married but without legal sanction.
Marriage to one person.
A form of marriage in which a man is married to more that one woman at the same time.
A form of marriage in which a woman is married to more than one man at a time.
Marriage to a person of the same sex.
The practice of marrying people who are similar in social background and standing.
Sexual relations between a married person and someone other than his or her spouse.
Extramarital sex that is kept hidden from one's spouse.
Extramarital sex that is engaged in openly with the knowledge and consent of one's spouse.