From a personal and emotional point of view, why do so many value monogamy?

My answer to From a personal and emotional point of view, why do so many value monogamy?

Answer by Viktor Leberecht:

Science tell us that firstly mongamy is a cultural norm in western societies, not so much in others, about 80 % of societies allow for non-monogamy.

Secondly in humans it seems to be a form of mateguarding.

Last not least, Science clearly tells us that we are not by nature monogamous.

Two books about this that gather the scientific evidence are by Prof. David P. Barash, a world renowned psychologist and zoologist:

The myth of monogamy (written with his wife, a psychologist) from 2001, gathering evidence from research about animals and humans

Out of Eden, focussing exclusively on human beings, from 2015

From a personal and emotional point of view, why do so many value monogamy?

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Viktor Leberecht is my pseudonym for my work as a free lance author. I work to ensure that the freedom to freely choose the form of marriage and family is recognised as a human right and that the voluntarily and knowingly entered-into polygamy is legalized as a form of marriage. You can find information about this on my website www.viktor-leberecht.com and my theses on polygamy and monogamy and much information can be found under the menu section polygamy. I am from Berlin in germany and viktor-leberecht.com is the english version of viktor-leberecht.de.

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