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Serial Monogomy

A pattern of involvement in one exclusive relationship after another, as opposed to engaging in multiple sexual relationships at the same time.

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Celibacy

Complete sexual abstinence. (Sometimes used to design the state of being unmarried, especially in the case of people who take vows to remain celibate.)

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Friend with Benefits (FWB)

A friend with whom a person has a sexual but not a romantic relationship.

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Cohabitation

Living together as though married but without legal sanction.

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Monogamy

Marriage to one person.

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Polygyny

A form of marriage in which a man is married to more that one woman at the same time.

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Polyandry

A form of marriage in which a woman is married to more than one man at a time.

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Gay Marriage

Marriage to a person of the same sex.

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Homogamy

The practice of marrying people who are similar in social background and standing.

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Extramarital Sex

Sexual relations between a married person and someone other than his or her spouse.

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Conventional Adultery

Extramarital sex that is kept hidden from one's spouse.

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Consensual Adultery

Extramarital sex that is engaged in openly with the knowledge and consent of one's spouse.

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Swinging

A form of consensual adultery in which both spouses share extramarital sexual experiences. Also referred to as mate swapping.