Forms of polygamy

 

When people talk about polygamy, it soon becomes clear that they have different ideas what that actually means. From the Harem to Mormon communities to hippie commune all kinds of ideas haunt around in their heads. The modern advocates of polygamy as one – of several – possible forms of marriage and family usually have to argue against these ideas, which people often are not even conscious of, and never have a chance to make clear what they actually want. Male supporters like me are usually suspected of having a barely or formeost sexual interest, reflected in quips like: “Can´t get enough, huh, ” or they will be denounced as women-haters, who despise women and want them locked up in a harem.

I for one stand for the freedom of every human, to enter into polygamous or polyamorous – and monogamous, of course! – relationships of any kind – heterosexual, homosexual, or mixed-sex – as i explain in my: Theses on polygamy and monogamy – all theses on one page.

To help people get a better idea of a theme that they are not really familiar with, few things help as much as a picture, so here is a Schematic representation of polygamous / polyamorous relations.

With the progress of my research about polygamy and the development of this website over time i will present short descriptions of various forms of polygamy here.

As of 10/02/2011 (First published on: 10/02/2011)

Notice: This article is translated 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 2, 2012 at 15:32 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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  One Response to “Forms of polygamy”

  1. What is the difference between Polygamy and Bigamy?…

    I´d like to add that bigamy is the term when you secretly – hidden from your partner(s) and the law – marry more than one person. That term only applies in countries, where marrying more than one person is forbidden by law. Polygamy on the other hand c…

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