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Is the need for sex, the cause for polygamy?

asked Aug 3, 2013 in Questions by raaz67 (835 points)
edited Aug 3, 2013 by longhands1
Going through History, it is found that many of the kings and even common people had more than one wife and some of them had even numerous wives.

Was sex the sole reason behind their polygamy? Or there could be some other reasons?

Is it okay to have polygamy for sex in modern times?

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It depends on the culture and religion also.
It also varies from person to person. The sole reason might not be sex. There are many other reasons like infertility of partner,unequal gender ratio(yes, there are many regions where there are few males to large number of females and vice versa) heredity problems, genitical issues etc to name a few.
answered Aug 3, 2013 by bhavesh (750 points)
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This is too much of a general view. Kings having numerous wives are not always true. There are other issues to consider.

Most cases. King used to have only one Queen, the one whom he is married to and who bears the child for the throne. The rest is bit different story. There used to be harem, where a king would have dozans of women, he is not married to anyone, but sure most kings loved polygamy. There were not much things available to keep people busy, no TV, Movie, Smart phone, Internet or porno wasnot there. The pleasure one would seek was having sex.

On your question was polygamy the sole reason, yes and no. Polygamy was for pleasure, but also a lot of new girls were added when they won a war and capture the defeated king's harem girls. Its like a pride to have a large harem, and king wont have sex with everyone everyday. He would spend time on naked bodies, that was a pleasure.

Yes its okay to have polygamy in modern time too. Rather than start all cheating and other facts, I dont see why a man wont have sex with multiple female or a wife with multiple male.  If a couple are not satisfied with one another, either they should have open sex life with consenting adult and protection, or suffer with a sex less life. The main issue here is one shouldnot do anything where the partner is deprived of something. If one partner is not capable to satisfy his/her partner, why the other one should keep suffering? Polygamy is within our gene, we try to curb it or we do curb it, but if this was open, noone would bother to stay in a single marriage, no matter how great the love is.

Thats my opinion, and opinion is like an asshole, everybody has one. Oye

answered Aug 4, 2013 by oye (25,670 points)
commented Aug 4, 2013 by raaz67 (835 points)
Thanks sir.
Got some other reasons too from your answer, pride was there.
And well said sir, opinion is like asshole, everybody has one.
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Yes, sex was probably the reason, but there were other reasons as well; lack of children, monotony, social image etc..........

It gives a high for any man to recount all his sexual partners, so sex must have been one of the reasons for polygamy; besides that, kinds married women because they couldn’t get a worthy heir to their kingdom, so this can be one of the reasons and if you reflect upon the stories, some women were presented to the kings to serve them all their lives; men used to re-marry after feeling bored with their existing wives and last but never the least, to brag about his total count of wives.

Most of them were trophy wives, as the king would be interested in only the brand new one; its just the use and throw policy of men that has resulted in polygamy.

No its not advised to have polygamy in the modern times, because I don’t see how a person can keep having sex with several others without having any sort of emotional intimacy.

answered Aug 4, 2013 by Invincible (12,550 points)
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In my opinion entirely sex was not the sole reason that kings used to follow polygamy but rather it was an added advantage! When king would won a war he would be offerred the princess of that won state to marry in order to secure peace with the winner ! In short it was a pact beteween the winner and loser ! And being a king he would have great resourses at his hand and depending upon his wishes many women/girls would be made available for his pleasure! And as 'Oye' has rightfuly said in the absence of any mpdern days passtimes those people have nothing but sex,dances, some games for entertainment! But no one has though about the psychological and physical abuse such women would have undergone and they too were treated as a'commodity' only which could be sold/purchased/and won over in wars! 

answered Aug 5, 2013 by prashant69 (7,040 points)

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