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If you want fidelity, get a dog

By Tim DLS  

Let’s face it, the French are more clear-headed on certain issues than the English. On marriage, for a start. It’s not that they have anything against it – on the contrary, their discretion when taking a lover is intended to preserve the institution’s many virtues. But restrict all one’s sexual energies to just one person? Sacre bleu! “Si c’est la fidélité que vous cherchez, prenez un chien.” Or so our cousins across the Channel like to have it. But are they fooling themselves? Is it possible truly to love your wife on Sunday, if on Monday you’re sleeping with your…

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