BDSM? Sure. Three-ways? Cool. Infidelity? Hell, no! It’s the ...

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BDSM? Sure. Three-ways? Cool. Infidelity? Hell, no! It’s the last taboo

Morality has loosened up ... except when it comes to cheating on a spouse. There, society has become more strict

Zoe Strimpel

I was on the London tube this week marvelling at the sheer number of hipster types sporting wedding rings.

I’ve also noticed them glinting incongruously from the hands of raggedy scholars at the British Library studying obscure postmodernist gender theorists, and from the ring fingers of a surprising number of comfortably bearded bartenders in east or southeast London, people one might have imagined would be far too cool to sign up to a life of solemn matrimony.

But the continued reverence for marriage – even among those with anything-goes views on sexuality – points to an interesting social trend...

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