View Poll Results: Should we take steps to remove the social stigma on polyandry and polygamy?

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  • Yes, the majority of men would benefit

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  • Yes, the majority of women would benefit

    0 0%
  • Yes, the majority of men and women would benefit

    4 16.67%
  • Yes, I don't care who would or would not benefit, as long as it doesn't affect me

    2 8.33%
  • Yes, I want to be able to engage in polyandry or polygamy without being stigmatized

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  • Yes, this wouldn't have any appreciable effect on society

    3 12.50%
  • No, this would not be good for society

    7 29.17%
  • No, marriage is supposed to be between one man and one woman

    4 16.67%
  • No, marriage is supposed to be between two people only

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    Re: Should we take steps to remove the social stigma on polyandry and polygamy?

    Serial monogamy is exactly that - serial monogamy. That wasn't really what I was referring to though. Instead, I'm referring to adultery and multiple partners, which is no form of monogamy.

    So, have you told your life-partner about this? Are you actively seeking and hoping for a second partner that you would be willing to make a legal commitment to? I so, what's stopping you?

    I asked because I wanted to see how many responses I would get from anone that was actually interested in this. I think it's not many, and those are more like fantasies.



    Quote Originally Posted by HelplessHoping View Post
    Most call that serial monogamy... but yeah.



    I am completely open to a committed poly marriage with the right person as agreed to by my spouse. But I do not go out of my way to pursue it either. I am perfectly happy with my relationship as is. Why do you ask?

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    Re: Should we take steps to remove the social stigma on polyandry and polygamy?

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Serial monogamy is exactly that - serial monogamy. That wasn't really what I was referring to though. Instead, I'm referring to adultery and multiple partners, which is no form of monogamy.

    So, have you told your life-partner about this? Are you actively seeking and hoping for a second partner that you would be willing to make a legal commitment to? I so, what's stopping you?

    I asked because I wanted to see how many responses I would get from anone that was actually interested in this. I think it's not many, and those are more like fantasies.
    The number of people seriously interested in this kind of relationship? Very few. Even fewer know how to keep one together. It is a bit more complicated than monogamy. I am not sure what business it is of yours who I have told... However, I will tell you...

    My spouse and I are both interested and would do it IF the right woman came along. Of COURSE I have told my spouse! Why wouldn't I? What would my marriage be worth if I could not tell my spouse about something like this?

    Not in pursuit.. IF the right woman comes along... she does. If not, she does not. My spouse and I are very picky about people. Not regarding looks ... Much more important things. So far, no one quite meets the standards.
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    Re: Should we take steps to remove the social stigma on polyandry and polygamy?

    Well, that was my point, wasn't it? Sure, I'm familiar with alternative lifestyles. I participated in the sexual emergence of the humanism movement in the 70s/80s. Even now I have friends that are active in the polyamory community. Even I, a near-dead, never sleep with the same woman twice. All I'm saying is the percentage of people sincerely involved (that would actually want an alternative marriage) is minuscule and no laws need to be changed over this.

    Thank you for your openness. I hope you meet the girl (or guy) of your dreams and live happily ever after. Sincerely.



    Quote Originally Posted by HelplessHoping View Post
    The number of people seriously interested in this kind of relationship? Very few. Even fewer know how to keep one together. It is a bit more complicated than monogamy. I am not sure what business it is of yours who I have told... However, I will tell you...

    My spouse and I are both interested and would do it IF the right woman came along. Of COURSE I have told my spouse! Why wouldn't I? What would my marriage be worth if I could not tell my spouse about something like this?

    Not in pursuit.. IF the right woman comes along... she does. If not, she does not. My spouse and I are very picky about people. Not regarding looks ... Much more important things. So far, no one quite meets the standards.

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    Re: Should we take steps to remove the social stigma on polyandry and polygamy?

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Well, that was my point, wasn't it? Sure, I'm familiar with alternative lifestyles. I participated in the sexual emergence of the humanism movement in the 70s/80s. Even now I have friends that are active in the polyamory community. Even I, a near-dead, never sleep with the same woman twice. All I'm saying is the percentage of people sincerely involved (that would actually want an alternative marriage) is minuscule and no laws need to be changed over this.

    Thank you for your openness. I hope you meet the girl (or guy) of your dreams and live happily ever after. Sincerely.
    Many get into this for the express purpose of sleeping with many people without regard to emotional/relationship investment. Im not one of them.. and yeah no laws need be changed. In addition, no one owes polys validation or approval. Screw stigmas and the people they ride in on.

    Oh and .. I already have the man of my dreams...most of the time anyway LOLOL and.. thank you for the convo sans the judgement narrative. Much appreciated!
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    Re: Should we take steps to remove the social stigma on polyandry and polygamy?

    It is a waste of resources and destructive to try to prevent other CONSENTING ADULTS from having the relationships they want. Gender equality under the law is necessary for polygamy, as where people cite abuses, it is generally that women and children are not being protected. I support the idea that an adult, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, or religion, should be free to share love, sex, residence, and marriage with any and all consenting adults without prosecution, bullying, or discrimination.

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