Under normal conditions the numbers of persons of both sexes are almost equal, which everywhere points to monogamic marriage.
What would that be likely to mean in respect to the monogamic family?
Sexual love is in its very nature restricted, circumscribed, monopolistic—in a word, monogamic.
According to this the monogamic equilibrium is not seriously interfered with.
We name it now "monogamic," and mean by the name the union of one man and one woman, in aim at least for life, and their children.
The monogamic system condemns millions of women to celibacy.
They sneer at the dullness and monotony of monogamic life.1160 Thus the ethics follow the customs.
The mere acceptance of a monogamic rule carries us but a little way.
As illustrations of our adherence to monogamic law, let me give some facts for comparison of America and continental Europe.
There will always be variations from the monogamic order and civilization is certainly not hostile to sexual variation.