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Scarlett Johansson on Monogamy: I Don't Think It's Natural to Be Monogamous

Scarlett Johansson on Monogamy: I Don't Think It's Natural to Be Monogamous

Scarlett Johansson is featured in the March/April 2017 issue of Playboy.

Here’s what the 32-year-old Ghost in the Shell star had to share:

On marriage: “I think the idea of marriage is very romantic; it’s a beautiful idea, and the practice of it can be a very beautiful thing. I don’t think it’s natural to be a monogamous person. I might be skewered for that, but I think it’s work. It’s a lot of work. And the fact that it is such work for so many people—for everyone—the fact of that proves that it is not a natural thing. It’s something I have a lot of respect for and have participated in, but I think it definitely goes against some instinct to look beyond.”

On leadership ad the election: “A leader cannot be successful if they’re not able to be vulnerable, curious, compassionate, to have humility.”

For more from Scarlett, visit Playboy.com.

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  • Martha Bartha

    If the sex is good why go elsewhere?

  • Courtney Puzzo

    Scarlett is incorrect in that assumption it’s clearly stated in Christian teaching that man is designed to be monogamous and stay with one wife until death if possible unless the marriage was a not legal in the first place or B if one of the spouses either is inccompacitated on the job or killed during military service or police/fire killed in the line of duty a terrorist attack. she like most celebs don’t practice the religion they were raised as if any at all or belong to a cult like Scientology

  • Lola

    She’s jewish not christian, wtf you are talking about?

  • LolaLola

    only famous people talk like this. most people want to get married and grow old with someone they love. famous people toss people away like garbage.

  • 777

    Even if she was christian what she said is still complete nonsense.

  • ShakenNotStirred

    Famous people have more options too.

  • tom

    Scarlet will totally believe in monogamy when she becomes invisible to men, the same thing happen to Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz.

  • LolaLola

    Of course they do and people like ScarJo will never be at a loss for men.

  • Do Tell

    I’ve heard this take on marriage for years. Imo, people often say this when they are looking for an excuse for why their relationships don’t work out. People who cheat will say this in a heartbeat.

    In truth, married life isn’t that hard for a number of fortunate people in the world. Call them blessed or lucky. They get it right in the beginning and stay in love for life. You hear them saying they love their spouse more every day.

    Many more people are in a constant struggle to keep their marriages together. And for many others, married life is impossible and they should stop trying and remain single.

    The parenting you received, your family life, your values or lack of values, your sex drive–it all shapes who you are and why you do what you do.

  • Do Tell

    Unfortunately many people don’t want to “solely” settle for that comfortable, married and/or monogamous sex. Men esp get tired of the “same old soup” and they want to feel exciting “power & passion” that only comes with a new partner. It’s kind of sad, but true.

  • Do Tell

    I don’t think that was true for Julia R. I think she married because she was completely in love with her husband and didn’t want anyone else.

    But many women grow older and never marry. They sometimes lose interest in men. Their bodies go thru changes, they get tired and fill their lives with other interests.

  • Do Tell

    Personally, I think it’s natural for men to desire sex with different women. They don’t have to be in love with the women at all. But if I remember correctly, a spiritual person is supposed to gain control of his body over time and not be led by his flesh, passions, etc.

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  • Strats

    I am a young woman and I totally agree with her. After studying evolutionary psychology I just think lifelong monogamy is unnatural. As a species we want to pass on our genetics to as many as possible to ensure our genes live on.

  • tom

    After sleeping with most of hollywood men she was lucky to find an idiot who wouldn’t mind her used up vagina

  • tom

    After sleeping with most of hollywood men she was lucky to find an idiot who wouldn’t mind her used up vagina

  • Jenny Guyguy

    the girl was married twice and not more than 2 or 3 years, i don’t call it a longtime relashionship… the Pb is not monogamy the pb is her only… people often mistaken desire and love. But she is right in some way… love should not be an effort,and if it is, then maybe it is not love…

  • Jenny Guyguy

    the girl was married twice and not more than 2 or 3 years, i don’t call it a longtime relashionship… the Pb is not monogamy the pb is her only… people often mistaken desire and love. But she is right in some way… love should not be an effort,and if it is, then maybe it is not love…

  • Jenny Guyguy

    the girl was married twice and not more than 2 or 3 years, i don’t call it a longtime relashionship… the Pb is not monogamy the pb is her only… people often mistaken desire and love. But she is right in some way… love should not be an effort,and if it is, then maybe it is not love…

  • Martha Bartha

    I lived with a girl for 6 years & the sex was always good. She could Deep Throat. And she was Fat & ugly. No need to cheat.🤔

  • Do Tell

    I could do without that visual, thank you.

    And not to be rude, but if your lady was “fat & ugly,” you’re likely no Prince, either.

    You’re either not a cheater (it’s against your values) and you may also be a man who doesn’t have the options that more attractive ppl have.

  • Martha Bartha

    No I had opportunity. But if the sex was good, why look elsewhere. That’s the point I was trying to make. She spoiled me at a young age. The women that I’ve been with since, don’t even compare.

  • Do Tell

    I’m sure there are other women out there with the same skills. There is nothing new under the sun. Sex alone generally does not keep a relationship together… esp for a lifetime.

    No matter the skills anyone has, being married for 10 years will not bring on the same passion or “rush” that a new relationship brings, and this is why many people cheat repeatedly. They remember and want that “rush.” Even tho they love their partner, they get used to them after a while and go looking for the next thrill.

  • Martha Bartha

    Yeah but that’s wrong. I enjoyed the sex. Sex is a very important part of a relationship.