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Post Reply Why do humans believe in monogamy?
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Posted 1/20/15
Most answers to questions regarding behavior can be found in evolutionary biology. This does not account for how individuals of a given species are wired, however. If you ask someone to account for the behavior that comes to them subconsciously, what you will get every time is a post hoc rationalization of said behavior by their conscious mind. This confabulation makes it difficult to grasp what motivates behavior through inquiry alone. If you're interested, I encourage independent inquiry on the subject of evolutionary psychology and neuroscience with regards to morals as well as the evolution of sexual behaviors in different species.
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Posted 1/20/15
my answer for this is simple.... i have one wife and that is more than enough trouble for me. (please do not tell her i said this)
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Posted 1/20/15
Because all the STDs and unwanted children aren't enough for you eh?
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kirika202 wrote:

I think you can only truly love one person at a time but for sex or not too serious relationships then it wouldn't matter if you have 2-4 partners.

The reason why I don't believe in Polygamy relationships is because I can't feel the same way for 2 or more people at the same time. I will either love more or like less one of them. Also, I like the idea of being the whole world for one person or see one person as my whole world ( I'm so romantic ). I couldn't stand knowing that my loved one has feelings for another girl or wants to fuck another person other than me. I'm jealous and possessive, I don't like to share.

One thing is to cheat and another thing is to be part of a polygamy relationship. Polygamous people don't believe in "cheating", they can sleep with whomever they want as long as they all agree with it. There's nothing wrong with that but I could never be part of that because...it is just the way I am.

This, I would want my wife to be as possessive and jealous. In a sense polygamy will always have someone feeling inferior to another male/female, because no is on equal footing.
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To be honest, when I was in love I didn't think about or even look at other women. The devotion was wasted, but it's definitely possible.
Posted 1/22/15
Less complications... I would not like to be 1 of 10 or something like that "sharing" a person, you/they would end up having a favorite 1 anyway, I'm sure... so I truly don't see a problem with monogamy
Posted 1/23/15 , edited 1/23/15
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Posted 1/23/15
I believe in Mahogany.
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Monogamy is thought to be a left over construct of from the "animal world" so to speak. Animals/ Hominids are monogamous to secure exclusive breeding rights with their mate. Why are exclusive mating rights needed? Because long living organisms, mammals in specific follow the "K" selection strategy; in simple terms it is caring for few offspring for a long period of time for a higher chance at individual survival. We are "K" selective species as opposed to "r" selective species, take roaches for example; roaches have many offspring but less than half survive infancy and even the survivors don't live very long. The roach mama virtually has no role in caring for its offspring, whereas we humans spend on average 18 years or more caring for ours. Without a monogamous relationship, it would have been impossible to care for offspring efficiently. Also, competing males have a tendency to kill off existing offspring in nature, but that's a whole other story...
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