It is men who make the major sacrifice. The man renounces his dreams of short-term sexual freedom and self-fulfillment - his male sexuality and self expression - in order to serve a woman and family for a lifetime. It is a traumatic act of giving up his most profound yearning, his bent for the hunt and the chase, the motorbike and the open road, . . . and immediate excitements. . . . This male sacrifice . . . is essential to civilization.
George Gilder in Men and Marriage, as quoted in Penner, Clifford & Joyce, The Married Guy's Guide to Great Sex - Building a Passionate, Intimate, and Fun Love Life.