i have been wanting to contribute to this thread but could never find enough time. well I think that we are no one to pity, censure or accept the rebels. It is basically not our job to judge the rebels as we have not lived their life and not known the circumstances in which they have gone the rebellious way. on another note, I was just thinking, human beings are not designed for monogamy. Nature in no way supports monogamy. Can you at least name one species where nature allows mating with only one partner. Nature allows as many permutations and combinations as possible for mating. When nature does not impose this rule then who are we humans to impose the rule of monogamy. Having said that, monogamy is a ' man made rule'.. We have made this rule to support the structure of a society, family and also for various economic reasons. Monogamy is not natural to humans. we all want to follow monogamy because it tends to give stability to a family, provide a safe environment for upbringing of children and also creates faith and trust among family members. it is also important to notice that extra marital affairs are nothing new. I think it has existed ever since humans came into existence. If you look back in history it has been very common to have multiple partners- right from draupadi of Mahabharata, lord Krishna , prophet Mohammed to the middle century kings like Akbar , French kings each of them had mistresses, to modern age personalities like Einstein , Churchill .. I have quoted famous personalities because their lives are well known to people. I am sure the stats won't be any different with the ordinary people as well.. Those who want to stray are the people who would place their individual happiness higher than the benefits that monogamy provides.