Jan 232014
 

In October 2013 the German newspaper WELT ran an interview with Chris Ryan, who wrote Sex at Dawn with his wife Cacilda Jethá. At the end of the interview the author of the article said a contract for a german edition of Sex at Dawn was currently discussed. Chris Ryan confirms: no german edition of …read more

 23/01/2014, Last updated: July 8, 2014 at 10:42 am  Worth reading Tagged with: , ,  No Responses »
Nov 262013
 

The movie maker Dhruv Davan has a crowdfunding site up for a movie called Why Knot about Open Relationships. The real astonishing fact about this movie for me was that Druv comes from India, was raised in Dubai and according to his Facebook Page now lives in Vancouver. I found out that my ideas about …read more

 26/11/2013, Last updated: November 26, 2013 at 15:46 pm  Worth a look - Poly on TV and in Movies Tagged with: , , , , , ,  3 Responses »
Oct 122013
 

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

 12/10/2013, Last updated: October 10, 2013 at 21:30 pm  Polygamy Tagged with: , , , , ,  No Responses »
Aug 112013
 

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

 11/08/2013, Last updated: August 11, 2013 at 16:50 pm  Polygamy Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,  1 Response »
Aug 042013
 

Monogamy is often presented by its proponents as the only natural and acceptable form of human family life. Scientifically this is not tenable, as is clear from statements by Peter Kappeler, Professor of sociobiology and anthropology at the University of Göttingen and Head of the Department of Behavioral Economics and Sociobiology at the German Primate …read more

 04/08/2013, Last updated: August 4, 2013 at 17:02 pm  Polygamy Tagged with: , , , , , ,  No Responses »
Aug 032013
 

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

 03/08/2013, Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 10:32 am  Polygamy Tagged with: , , , , , , ,  2 Responses »
Feb 032013
 

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