Dousing Men in Oxytocin Allegedly Allows Them to Have Faithful Penises

Researchers from the Bonn University Medical Center in Germany performed a new experiment that suggest oxytocin is responsible for strengthening monogamy in men. Dr. René Hurlemann, executive senior physician from the Bonn University Medical Center, notes that "an important role in partner bonding is played by the… » 11/27/13 10:10am 11/27/13 10:10am

Evolutionarily Speaking, Monogamy Isn't All That Romantic

We learned a lot about monogamy in mammals this week, specifically, that it evolved because it's good for the health of the species, which is usually why things evolved. Exactly how that works, however, is still up for debate. Is it because there's so much space on earth and males had to pick a lady to make sure they… » 7/30/13 11:30am 7/30/13 11:30am

Atlantic Runs Stupid Article About the 'Death of Monogamy,' Then Runs…

The latest Atlantic features an article called "A Million First Dates: How online romance is threatening monogamy"—a shallow, moony hagiography of "simpler times" trussed up like trenchant social analysis. Huzzah. Online dating, author Dan Slater argues, is destroying monogamy by giving people (he says people, but he… » 1/04/13 6:15pm 1/04/13 6:15pm

Urban Coyotes Are 100-Percent, Disney-Movie Monogamous

Urban coyotes may be many things, — fuzzy, wily, sinewy, menacing, disdainful of golden retrievers, purloiners of newborn infant sons — but you might not have known that they're also living, loping, and prowling Valentines. That's because urban coyotes are, without exception, entirely, 100 percent, meatball-nosing,… » 9/25/12 11:55pm 9/25/12 11:55pm

What Do You Mean You're Not Monogamous?

Random fact — I never dated until last year, at 22. It sounds weird because I'd been in relationships before, so I checked in with one of my best friends from college and asked her if I ever dated anyone. Sure you did, she said, you married him. Luls. Dating for the past year has taught me important things about what… » 4/05/11 11:42am 4/05/11 11:42am

Is Polyamory Not Such A Retarded Idea After All?

So like, sometimes I want to tell you guys about a story that's, like, too nuanced and complex to distill into a cynical one-liner. And then I think "pageviews!" and just skip it. But what the hell: it's about a small polyamory convention going down somewhere in exurban Pennsylvania, and it kind of — I know, I know —… » 2/13/08 5:40pm 2/13/08 5:40pm

Some Couples Feel The Thrill Of First Love Their Whole Lives! But…

New uplifting/depressing scientific development! It is actually humanly possible to have a happy loving marriage not underscored by resignation and/or evolutionary biology and/or societal expectations and/ or financial entanglements! A bunch of neuroscientists at NYU have proven that it is possible that some couples … » 2/08/08 1:40pm 2/08/08 1:40pm