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Posted 6/3/09
Polygamy while it is not the norm in the USA is in my opinion not a big deal.

If such a living arrangement works well for you then fine great all the power too you. In ancient times long past polygamy was far more widespread, with groups of archaic tribes and whatnot. It was in the western world the advent of the serfdom that brought about the mainstream view on 1:1 family units. The funny part about this is that it was actually a mechanism to prevent serf families from obtaining too much influence due to large size. Raising human beings like cattle if you will. Most people would assume that this trend has something to do with the notion of romantic love which was actually not in vogue at the time.

A problem I can see with such relationships is the potential for the transmitting of diseases but barring that as an issue I'm sure it can work out just fine. Not my bag though, the odd wild encounter is one thing, but living with several woman at a time that's just troublesome.
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I don't think polygamy is a good thing...
I mean it's hard to get along with one person..so what do you do when it comes to more?
Things just don't work out eventually,and noone is satisfied...
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Posted 10/4/09

applexshampoo wrote:


CrashAriMP5N2O wrote:


applexshampoo wrote:

not my thing but i don't have a problem with it really unless it's apart of those psycho brainwashing cults from mid-western USA

EDIT: females tend to be caught up on this like it's a male only thing. what about multiple husbands? in some wiccan circles this is accepted and practiced today

also before this turns into another islam bashing thread. it's also widely accepted and practised today by fundamentalist christians as well.


Indeed. It's no longer polygamy but a dominance over people's lives like they're some sort of resources. And yeah I have no qualms about groups who have practices like that. For one thing it's more acceptable than the said cults.


yeah, those cults are crazy! i was watching one on oprah awhile go. people tried to run them out of the cult's town and everything.


Did you know Christianity is a cult? All religions start out being known as a cult. In the roman times historians would speak about the cult and talk about how the leaders of it was con men and criminals. So that is how Christianity got started. Do you still think its right to run out other cults now, knowing that is how all main stream religions started.
Posted 10/4/09 , edited 10/4/09

bluxberry wrote:
So I was wondering what people think on the subject of polygamy

What do you think about having more than one partner?
Do you think such relationships can work?
Would you consider it?
What do you think it would be like having 2 or more wives/husbands?
Also what are the positive/negative points in such relationships?

I don't like it, because I care more about the quality of my romantic relationship more so than how many women I'm dating with at the same time.

I don't think polygamy will work for me, because I discussed the prospect of a polygamous relationship with my girlfriend, and we both couldn't figure out how sharing our romantic relationship among others can help us improve our own romantic relationship between ourselves.

We couldn't figure out how a polygamy relationship can work in our romantic relationship, because we're so needy when it comes to each others' affections and attentions for one to another. And a polygamous relationship will just take ourselves away from spending time with who we want to be with the most; ourselves.

Therefore having a third party involved in our romantic relationship is simply out of the question, when we don't have the capacity for anyone else but ourselves.

In others words, we both find polygamy lack finesse, intimacy, closure, privacy, and just about everything that can make a romantic relationship between two individuals works.
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Posted 10/11/09

Darkphoenix3450 wrote:


applexshampoo wrote:


CrashAriMP5N2O wrote:


applexshampoo wrote:

not my thing but i don't have a problem with it really unless it's apart of those psycho brainwashing cults from mid-western USA

EDIT: females tend to be caught up on this like it's a male only thing. what about multiple husbands? in some wiccan circles this is accepted and practiced today

also before this turns into another islam bashing thread. it's also widely accepted and practised today by fundamentalist christians as well.


Indeed. It's no longer polygamy but a dominance over people's lives like they're some sort of resources. And yeah I have no qualms about groups who have practices like that. For one thing it's more acceptable than the said cults.


yeah, those cults are crazy! i was watching one on oprah awhile go. people tried to run them out of the cult's town and everything.


Did you know Christianity is a cult? All religions start out being known as a cult. In the roman times historians would speak about the cult and talk about how the leaders of it was con men and criminals. So that is how Christianity got started. Do you still think its right to run out other cults now, knowing that is how all main stream religions started.


Lol, you obviously don't know me or read any of my previous posts. I'm not a religion sympathizer.
Posted 10/11/09
I live in Utah and don't see anything wrong with it. I am not a polygamist but can see its benefits. I just wouldn't be a pedophile like so many of these folks.
Posted 10/19/09 , edited 10/19/09
There are people in Africa who marry many and have children with the intention of quickly expanding their clan. Believe it or not, there are people who don't believe marriage must be based on love.

I think that as long as you don't do it with the hopes of having several partners and possibly getting laid a lot or some other purpose like this, it isn't wrong. But if you feel for any reason that a partner may not agree with your ways, that needs to be discussed.
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Posted 11/9/09
I don't really care if people want a monogamous or polygamous relationship. As long as they're not hurting people they can do w/e they want.
Posted 5/8/10
I believe that if the goal is to greatly increase the population as soon as possible, than polygamy is necessary. Man should be the one to sleep with more than one woman, since he typically has the ability to impregnate those women. It is very rare, if not impossible, for one woman to have more children in one trip to the hospital than several women can at once.

However, do we really need to be in any rush to increase the population? Things are obviously not going well -- it's getting hard for the people who exist NOW to find jobs. I don't think now is the best time. Someone may have a reason or two why we should increase it. If so, than maybe I'm wrong. But from my standpoint, it's not a good idea.

I don't think there's anything wrong with it exactly, just as long as those participating in the act aren't spreading any STD's around. I would not like for my future boyfriend/spouse to be having sex with other people. That being the said, I need to look for someone who shares my views and is willing to only sleep with me.




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Posted 5/13/10
In the U.S. polygamy is against the law, I do not care one way or the other as long as the age of consent is 21 year of age and they have proved to be cable adults. To many male polygamist sit on the buts and have the government wright the checks. To me they should get a life in prison. If they can raise there family without government hand out it OK. Any child 21 and younger is molested by anybody within the family. The head of these families Husband and wives need to do time. Anther-words set a much higher standard to be allowed a polygamist unions.
Posted 5/13/10 , edited 5/13/10
I don't exactly frown on polygamy. It is a reality for some people where I live. There are several cultures embracing men having numerous wives at one time. He may not like them all, but he has them for whatever reason, whether it is love or status.
Posted 5/13/10

Glock45 wrote:

I don't exactly frown on polygamy. It is a reality for some people where I live. There are several cultures embracing men having numerous wives at one time. He may not like them all, but he has them for whatever reason, whether it is love or status.
It's called "pimping made easy" according to some sicko.
Posted 5/13/10

DomFortress wrote:


Glock45 wrote:

I don't exactly frown on polygamy. It is a reality for some people where I live. There are several cultures embracing men having numerous wives at one time. He may not like them all, but he has them for whatever reason, whether it is love or status.
It's called "pimping made easy" according to some sicko.


Pimping is a misconstrued term. A whoremonger sells his women sexually, as we all know. A polygamist is just a polyamorous husband, never a pimp, unless he chose to be. A polygapimp! xD
Posted 5/13/10

Glock45 wrote:


DomFortress wrote:


Glock45 wrote:

I don't exactly frown on polygamy. It is a reality for some people where I live. There are several cultures embracing men having numerous wives at one time. He may not like them all, but he has them for whatever reason, whether it is love or status.
It's called "pimping made easy" according to some sicko.


Pimping is a misconstrued term. A whoremonger sells his women sexually, as we all know. A polygamist is just a polyamorous husband, never a pimp, unless he chose to be. A polygapimp! xD
It sounds like a new name for a piñata.

And when a polygamous husband was collecting multiple social supports by screwing the mothers of his children, I think he's subsequently pimping out on his whores.
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financial wise, i think polygamy will not work
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