Are men by nature polygamous?
December 17, 2009 11:45pm CST
I often heard it with my male acquaintances that "Men as born polygamous". That is having more than one women in their lives or at a time. Or its just that "men cannot be faithful at all"? And these "stupid" saying is just a result of men's defensive way of getting away from it? I knew I'm not and will keep it that way till my last breathe.
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20 Dec 09
.....Hi Fulltank, Has anyone gone down to Utah and asked the so called true polygamist how he deals with more than one wife. I have said this before and I'll say it again, I think it is hard enough to try to satisfy one woman with all her needs and wants than to try to satisfy two or three. Now if you are only speaking of one activity between a man and a woman, then that is a different story and we would have a different title for a male of that nature. Rabbit comes to mind So men most of the time I guess have a lot of testosterone that they need to find some way to fight off the effect of, but really having to run around trying to please three and four women at a time will catch up with you in some destructive form or another. Ask Tiger. :o) If you want to practice legal or illegal polygamy, then I guess you check out Utah. Take care.
18 Dec 09
Their 'roving eye' leads us to believe that they could be having the tendency to be polygamous although society norms and relgion would have tempered them into one-woman relationships. In ancient times polygamy was a way of life but not any more save a couple or two communities which still practise it.
18 Dec 09
Well, this is what I think. If men were meant to have only one girl, then wouldn't we only be able to mate with that one girl? Maybe I am wrong, maybe I am not wrong. Society makes it inappropriate to be polygamous, though what is that based on? Not the bible I hope, the father of Israel had 4 or 5 wives.... Who knows. Always gives me lots to think about.
18 Dec 09
Hi fulltank... It's difficult to prove from a biological point of view, but I would argue that both men and women to a certain extent are polygamous by nature. The impulse to reproduce drives us to seek the most genetically appropriate partner, and although men, being able to spread seed more frequently, (and therefore inclined to have a greater number of partners )than a woman is able to play her part in reproduction (due to the pregnancy and childbirth comittments) it would make little evolutionary sense for a woman to want to hang onto one man whilst men wanted to reproduce with many women, as these impulses would conflict too much.