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Polyandry

walfin

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I mean, I personally wouldn't want to be husband #2 or #3 if I had a choice (while wife in question is still with husband #1), but why not allow it?

Surely there has got to be a balance to the polygamous Arab countries.
 

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It is not unheard of in some cultures.
 

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I think I've heard of this occurring in India, perhaps due to the demographic imbalance.

As much as this sex thing is fun I really think the distraction, the constant supply/demand issues and "objectification" (which in my terminology is subjectification) of genders is all holding us back as a society, now there's various solutions to this and frankly I don't care which one we go with, as long as something does change.

Polyandry & polygamy sound great, totally impractical on any appreciable scale but then the best things usually are.
 

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Well I think this is a fantastic idea. Share the burden, is what I say. It's like only having half a wife or a third of a wife. That's the Goldilocks zone right there. Not too much, not too little. Just right.
 

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This porridge is far too hot, but that won't stop me from dumping it on your head.




:D
 

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This porridge is far too hot, but that won't stop me from dumping it on your head.

:D

I did not see the word it and thought this thread had taken an unexpected turn. :ahh:
 

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Mm. But there can only be one set of DNA...

Child support for a child who's not yours. Doesn't sound like such a great idea now.

But say a woman has 3 husbands, can't they just each have the responsibility of raising their own kids?
 

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I've never understood why anyone felt they had any say in the romantic lives of others. As long as the individuals involved are consenting adults I see no problems with any 'partnership system' available.

The weirdest marriage arrangement I've heard of is that of people in regions of Northern India where one woman marries all of the brothers of a family.
 

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@ walfin

In Australia, the UK and the US (that I am aware of) there are already men who are paying child support for children that are not their biological offspring. The difference with institutionalized polyandry would be that the men are entering the situation knowing that they may support a child that isn't theirs (biologically).
 

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The problem in polyandry is, it would be so hard to know who is the father of the child. :phear:
 
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