Being exclusive, it seems, is in the eye of the
player beholder, especially here in L.A.
A recent study of young couples in Los Angeles and Oklahoma City found that 40 percent of the pairs surveyed included one partner who thought it was cool to freelance with other lovers. (The other partner thought they were monogamous).
According to a University of Oregon statement on the research:
"While monogamy is often touted as a way to protect against disease, young couples who say they have discussed monogamy can't seem to agree on what they decided. And a significant percentage of those couples who at least agreed that they would be monogamous weren't."
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Oops. Sorry Sandra Bullock or anyone else who's dating Jesse James.
The study, to be published in the Journal of Sex Research, also stated that nearly one in three couples had a partner who reported cheating despite agreeing to be monogamous.
Double ouch, Camille Grammer.
"Miscommunication and misunderstandings about sexual exclusivity appear to be common," researcher Jocelyn Warren stated.