All my theses on polygamy and monogamy on Viktor Leberecht.com were revised and updated Sunday, December 8th 2013. I added explanations and links to articles that support my theses. That is why last sunday you were bombarded on my Facebook- and Twitter- and G+-account with lots of posts.
For the weekend here is a short meditation on the question of what we are now actually: monogamous or polygamous or …gamous? Perhaps we are multigamous or flexigamous? What the … are we now? The question of whether there is a natural sexual orientation of humans or not is one of the issues most hotly …read more
Advocates of Monogamy often claim it is the only natural way of life for humans while referring to Polygamy as unnatural. For centuries the defenders of Monogamy have done so based not only on the Bible, but also referring to Monogamy occurring everywhere in the animal kingdom and claiming it was also prevalent among humans. …read more
The debate whether polygamy or monogamy is the natural way of life often misses important points as it is too focused on polygyny. A recent example is an article by Carl Zimmer in the New York Times claiming that monogamy brings an evolutionary advantage. The article is part of the discussion which was initiated in …read more
Two studies of monogamy in mammals and primates recently gained much attention by the media, partly because they contradict the bestseller Sex at Dawn (see list of reports under this article). Accordingly on Facebook and Twitter there were questions about them to Chris Ryan, who together with his wife Cacilda Jethá has written Sex at Dawn, …read more
Polyandry, to share a wife with other men, is unthinkable for most men in western countries. For tibetan families this form of polygamy is an old and working tradition. Tibetans who live like this claim that polygamy is better than monogamy: “Polygamy,” says Dongqing, “is simply the better marriage. So much stronger, so much more intense”, …read more
One of the basic assumptions of Western culture is that monogamy is superior to polygamy and polyamory as a relationship form. A recent article by psychologists at the University of Michigan found no evidence for these assumptions. The article “A Critical Examination of Popular Assumptions about the Benefits and Outcomes of Monogamous Relationships” concludes from …read more