A new study that examined the concept of monogamy in young married couples found that for many, it's a 'complicated' issue. "Couples have a hard time talking about these sorts of issues, and I would imagine for young people it's even more difficult," Live Science quoted Jocelyn Warren of Oregon State University as saying. "Monogamy comes up quite a bit as a way to protect against sexually transmitted diseases. But you can see that agreement on whether one is monogamous or not is fraught with issues." The study of 434 married and unmarried couples ages 18-25 revealed that about 40 percent of young couples had differing opinions about how exclusive their relationship was, and even among those who were on the same page, about 30 percent reported having cheated. The only indicator of exclusivity was the emotional commitment the partners reported investing in the relationship, assessed using a scale from 1-5 with 5 being the highest. Researcher Marie Harvey said that young couples in a monogamous relationship such as a marriage should be encouraged to have protected sex. Even if the person says his or her partner is monogamous, the clinician "may want to think about advising that young person to use protection," Harvey said, since for many young adults, whether or not they know it, their relationship status remains: "It's complicated." The study will be published in an issue of the Journal of Sex Research. Source: ANI << Cooking in the UK is Now Gastro'porn': Look, Don't Do Model Tara Stile's Non-Religious Yoga Form Attracting Sever... >> Recommended Reading Marry Again If You Wish to Increase Your Life Span A novel research has shown that men from polygamous relationships seem to live longer than those from monogamous ones. READ MORE Amoebic Dysentery Amoebic dysentery or amoebiasis is an infection of the intestine that causes diarrhoea most frequently along with other causes. READ MORE Is Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married? The stigma linked to staying single is gradually disappearing. More people opt to stay single and many even claim to be happier. But there are both advantages and disadvantages to staying single. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Iron Intake Calculator Accident and Trauma Care Vent Forte (Theophylline) More News on: Amoebic DysenteryIs Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married?