How TV Teaches Us Toxic Monogamy
Madison Barry
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  1. Every night millions of monogamous couples share a bed and haven’t had sex for weeks, if not months. In addition about half of marriages end in divorce. Are you sure that not all monogamy is toxic? Humans first became a distinct species 200 thousand years ago. Until about 10 thousand years ago, with the introduction of agriculture, nobody was monogamous. We were all highly promiscuous because it was part of our system of survival and as such became part of our behavioural ‘DNA’. It is only in the last 10 thousand years, 5% of out existance, that we have fought against our evolutionary nature, with little success. Given the slightest chance we’ve reverted to type.
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