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Open Marriages, Closed Minds

By on 7.12.11 | 11:29AM

In response to a recent fatuous New York Times Magazine article extolling the benefits of "nonmonogamous" marriages, marriage scholar W. Bradford Wilcox details the evidence on the downsides to such relationships -- e.g., unhappiness, unwanted pregnancies, STDs, and child abuse. 

The Times piece Wilcox is addressing featured the beliefs of sex columnist Dan Savage, who is a vocal proponent of nonmonogamous relationships. One has to wonder about the close-mindedness of the Times author who thinks that the half-baked arguments of a sex columnist against a timeless human institution are novel or important.

Updated for clarity. 

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