Marriage has been existing from time immemorial as means developed to stop fights and brutality on who keeps a woman or not. It has most recently evolved from its simple and intended state to a more complicated ritual.
The original conception of marriage is rapidly changing from a simple union between a man and a woman to a more liberal association between male and male; female and female.
The complications are further stretching to encompass unions between a man who had sex reorientation to a woman and women who had sex reassignment to a man. It may also be between a natural woman and another woman who has had a sex change or a natural man and another man who has had a sex change. The modifications keeps going on and on and on; not undermining the above, there are 5 types of marriage that we must look at as below which could help in understanding and managing your marriage.
1. Single Access Marriage
This type of marriage is almost extinct, very rare and possibly could only be found in the remote parts of the world. Modernisation, globalisation, civilisation and many more factors have ganged up to a very great extent to try and completely eliminate this type of marriage. This type of marriage is natural, pure and sacred with no emotional, spiritual and physical contamination.
The Single Access Marriage explains a union where one or both parties are virgin up till the point of marriage. The situation where both parties are virgin is very rare but that is the pure state of marriage; by implication, this might result in a union without infidelity but might also lead to the urge to explore and consequently cheating. It is common that most men would have preferred marrying a spouse that is a virgin but women particularly do not really feel the same way.
This is single access marriage because one or both parties in the marriage has never been accessed via sexual intercourse by persons other than the one that eventually became their spouse.
2. Multiple Access Marriage
I guess this is the most common type of marriage the world over at the moment because dating and engaging in sex has become publicly acceptable almost every where. Every young and single person has the prerogative to date and engage in sex but not because they ultimately want to get married. The modern society is okay with this practice as long as both parties have attained the generally accepted adult age of 18 years.
Multiple Access Marriage is a situation where both or one of the parties dated other persons and engaged in sex previously prior to getting married to another person. It might be that the person dated one or more persons but eventually got married to someone else other than the initial persons he or she had dated and had sex with.
This is multiple access marriage because each or both parties in the marriage had been accessed via sexual intercourse by persons other than the one that eventually became their spouse.
3. Numerous Access Marriage
There are person who only engage in sexual intercourse on the agreement that money will exchange hands for ‘services’ rendered and the one who solicited for sex does the payment. This is mostly common with females; who are refer to as call girls, escort girls, runs girls or hustlers. They do not openly or publicly reveal their stock in trade rather they maintain a chain of male or female friends who patronize them for sex in exchange for cash and this is now mostly done online. This happens because of a specific need for finance over a certain period of time and it is usually a part time job.
A marriage is tagged a Numerous Access Marriage where one or both parties have been involved in a closed sex trade network either as a call girl, runs girl or hustler depending on the terms that best enhance your understanding. In this situation, the person actually do not date or have an existing love affair with any opposite sex as the main and primary concern here is to raise money to pay required bills.
This is numerous access marriage because one or both parties in the marriage had been accessed severally via sexual intercourse and paid cash by persons other than the one that eventually became their spouse.
4. Complex Access Marriage
There is Public sex and there is Commercial sex as has been deliberated in another article; public sex has to do mostly with porn stars while commercial sex has to do with prostitutes, hawkers or any persons who are involved on a full time basis in the business of sex for money.
A marriage that is Complex Access Marriage has to with a situation where most importantly such persons has had so many sex partners without having the least form of relationship with them. One other prominent characteristics is that in the case of commercial sex the person normally cannot keep track of those that patronise him or her because they just keep building up. Then for the public sex, the person has no single idea of how many millions of people that has access to the recorded sex act.
This is complex access marriage because one or both parties in the marriage had been accessed most frequently via sexual intercourse as a means of full time livelihood by persons other than the one that eventually became their spouse.
5. Crossed Access Marriage
Polygamy is also a form of crossed access marriage because the man at any particular time has more than one wife. Those who practice polyandry where a woman is married to more one husband at the same time also falls into complex access marriage.
The fact is that within polygamy or polyandry there exist also forms of Single Access Marriage, Multiple Access Marriage Numerous Access Marriage and Complex Access Marriage. Gay marriage where a man marries a man or where a woman marries a woman is also a crossed marriage situation and it is even further crossed where any of the party has had a sex reorientation.
This is crossed access marriage because one or both parties in the marriage had been accessed most frequently via sexual intercourse by persons other than the one that eventually became their spouse within polyandry, polygamy or gay marriage.