Sex in the FLDS world seems to be about something other than romance. According to Carolyn, Merrill didn't care much for anyone but his dominant wife, and his other plural wives accused him of being "a monogamist" (a vituperation in polygamous sectors). So sex in FLDS sectors mainly functions as a means of gathering power and begetting children. If Carolyn's reports are true, Merrill has built an ongoing nightmare, where wives quarrel bitterly in homes rife with manipulation and backbiting. The children, of course, bear the brunt of their parents' errors and indulgences. Meanwhile, the Jessop boys are behind bars, struggling to keep their own virtue and hoping they won't get married to the guy with the most cigarettes. And that wouldn't be about romance either, would it?
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