Monogamy Is Not Natural (And Why It Doesn’t Matter)

It comes down to choice, and if it is to be said that you “have no choice”, you are merely a glorified animal with a human brain.

James Michael Sama

It may be surprising to some of you to hear me say that monogamy is not natural, considering I talk about building healthy relationships with one person and not running around picking up women at bars, or something.

Well, it’s not natural. In many ways it’s quite unnatural for us, actually. On a biological and instinctual level, if we did not have the societal construct of marriage, we would probably be like most other animal species on the planet, just working to reproduce. Sure, there are some naturally monogamous animal species, but they are far outnumbered by those which are not.


But, I don’t think the fact that it’s unnatural matters, really. Airplanes are unnatural. Television is unnatural. Processed foods are unnatural. But we don’t use that as an excuse for not putting them to use.

People who say monogamy is unnatural, I find, are usually using it as an excuse…

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