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Is Monogamy Like Vegetarianism?

Salon.com / By Tracy Clark-Flory / Saturday, Jul 30, 2011 19:01 ET

"Just as we're omnivores who can swear off meat, we're a promiscuous species capable of change, an expert argues."

Mind Reading: Do Humans Prefer Free Love Over the Bonds of Nuclear Family?

Time / By Maia Szalavitz / Tuesday, November 2, 2010

"...human beings have evolved to desire sexual novelty — and that the current cultural conventions of marriage and monogamy, while not wrong, come at a cost to well-being — which would help explain why so many couples have problems with infidelity."

Proof We're Not Monogamous? We Grill the Author of 'Sex at Dawn'

AOL / By Amy Keyishian / July 28, 2010

"Christopher Ryan, co-author of "Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origin of Modern Sexuality," wants my friend -- and anyone else calling him- or herself nasty names because they don't fit the marriage-plus-two-kids-forever mold -- to know that the long-accepted idea that humans are naturally monogamous ain't necessarily so. Give him a chance. At first, he sounds like he might be Mr. Leisure Suit with the cocked eyebrow and the vasectomy pin ... and then? Then you start realizing he makes a lot of sense."

Authors Contend That Promiscuity - Not Monogamy - Is Our Norm

The Globe And Mail / By Zosia Bielski / July 29, 2010

'Of all Earth's creatures, none is as urgently, creatively and constantly sexual as Homo sapiens," authors Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha write in their new book Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality.

The Sexuality Resource Interview: Sex At Dawn’s Christopher Ryan on human sexual prehistory

By Stephen Snyder, MD 2010

Recently, Sexuality Resource reviewed Sex at Dawn, a new book drawing on a vast amount of cultural and physical anthropological scholarship to suggest that our human ancestors lived in sexually promiscuous groups of hunter-gatherers. And that the development 10,000 years ago of agriculture, an ownership society, and sexual monogamy brought an end to this golden age of sexuality.
Lead author Christopher Ryan is an American psychologist living in Barcelona. I was able to persuade him to make time for the following interview

From Across The Pond

Brazil: O sexo acaba com o casamento?

By Epoca By Marcela Buscato / July 22, 2010

Germany:  Monogamie ist Aberglaube

Sonnstagblik: Johanes Von Dohnanyi