Lists about Polyamory – Statistics

 

In the United States in 2009, the number of people living polyamorous was estimated at half a million, according to Jessica Bennett  @jess7bennett in The Daily Beast: Only You. And You. And You.  (Jul 28, 2009)

For my homecountry, Germany, there are no reliable numbers yet, as Polyamory is relatively new for us. Estimates vary around 10.000, but it might well be many more, as it is not yet as common in germany to come out as poly as it is, or is becomng, in the USA. and of course, it always depends on how you define being poly. I have put forth an unusual approach in this article.

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Notice: This article is translated – and some contents might have been added or left out to better meet the needs of an international audience – from an original article on one of my german websites Viktor-Leberecht.de or Polygamie-ist-gut-fuer-sie.de (engl:Polygamy is good for you). How i do my translations. Last updated: August 4, 2012 at 18:47 pm © Viktor Leberecht All rights reserved. Please feel free to share my content on Social-Sharing-Services. What do you think? Leave a comment here. For your convenience you may either use the integrated comment system of wordpress in the first comment field, or if you prefer you may post with your Google+ account in the second comment field. You may also send me a question through the contact form or the FAQ.

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  2 Responses to “Lists about Polyamory – Statistics”

  1. According to Wikipedia (and ), in most US states liinvg in a polygamous lifestyle isn’t illegal. (However, bigamy is illegal).(Cross-posted with Glaivester.)UPDATE: I just read in that the main way polygamists were prosecuted in the US, back in the 1800s, wasn’t through bigamy laws (too hard to prove) but through selective application of unlawful cohabitions laws that is, laws against unmarried couples liinvg together. I wonder how many of those laws are still on the books (albeit not enforced), and in which states?

  2. My wife and I have been poly for quite a while now and it has it’s own set of challenges. With appropriate rules and boundaries it works out for us! The initial few months were difficult, but after that things were much easier.

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