Essay on Sex At Dawn : Why We Stray

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Life is trivial. Having a child, a mortgage, and a marriage, are careful and heartily decisions that will affect these individuals for the rest of their lives. These decisions are usually made with careful and harmonious thought. Within these choices, the risk and gains are considered and its fit within a society. In the 21st century, marriage is expected of many and made with reasonable choice. It is imperative (The wax and wane of marriage: Prospects for marriage in the 21st century, 2004). Marriage in this essay will be referred to as a couple/ or a group of individuals who commit to a strongly-bonded relationship in which they do not stray nor engage in a romantic relationship outside of their defined party. “Bonds” in the stated definition consists of psychological and physical attachment. Authors Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá in their book Sex at Dawn: Why We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships, expands on the processes of marriage. While I do believe marriage is important, a polygamous marriage seems like a more effective system than a monogamous one. The processes of certain groups or genders can be studied in order prove this claim. According to Ryan and Jethá, women can be selective when choosing a man to marry. Their thought process is much different than of a man’s. They are more interested in the quality rather than the quantity (Intersections : One Marriage Under God : The Campaign to Promote Marriage in America,…

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