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Polygamy vs. polyamory.

Miss Andrist 2010/02/27 20:19:52
There seems to be a defined difference in acceptance. Why?

Polygamy, a notion that, technically, is condoned by the bible.
Polyamory, defined as "many loves", is frowned on by the same society.

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  • Tabby 2010/11/18 14:26:19
    Tabby
    +1
    What do you mean "condoned by the bible"?

    I was always never really informed about what these terms mean. My parents taught me "right from wrong" and they taught me that polygamy was wrong. Because the bible said so. But since I don't use the bible as my authority, I had to go get information for myself.

    I think love is love. And it's not always meant to be between two people and their children. I think intimacy is intimacy. If all parties involved have an agreement in place, then why not? If you're at the age of consent and know what you want... that's way better than half the world!
  • Scooterman 2010/07/08 23:10:05
    Scooterman
    +1
    In general, I think a lot of folks these days are confused or simply misinformed about the more "a-typical" lifestyles out there. There's a lot of folks who have yet to come to terms with the truth of Bi-sexual individuals, let alone the polyamorous. I would say though that polygamy gets a lot more stigma than polyamory. For a lot of folks out there as y'all have been saying, polyamory (real polyamory not just swingers or orgy party attendees) isn't even ON most people's radar. But just mention "Utah" and you'll get a slew of polygamy opinions, most of them disapproving.
  • The Potato Princess 2010/05/14 22:46:49
  • Miss An... The Pot... 2010/05/15 04:22:43
    Miss Andrist
    +1
    *giggles*
  • Pixie·Ÿ... The Pot... 2011/02/19 04:35:06
  • The Pot... Pixie·Ÿ... 2011/02/19 13:28:05
    The Potato Princess
    +1
    I want it too!
  • Pixie·Ÿ... The Pot... 2011/02/19 19:13:04
  • ray 2010/02/28 06:07:48
    ray
    I don't really care as long as they don't bother me.
  • Miss An... ray 2010/03/01 03:58:28
    Miss Andrist
    Why would you think they would?
    lol
  • Archer ~ The Limit Break of... 2010/02/28 04:05:17
    Archer ~ The Limit Break of PHAET
    +4
    I've no problem with either at its fundamental levels. However, I do get a bit wary when it comes across as cultish.
  • Lady Whitewolf 2010/02/28 01:05:06
    Lady Whitewolf
    They talk out their asses....
  • Miss An... Lady Wh... 2010/03/01 03:59:16
    Miss Andrist
    I'm sorry...what?
  • ...... 2010/02/28 00:12:00
    ......
    +1
    Well it doesn't really make sense to me, but the bible seems to be full of man's contradictions. I guess polygamy would be more acceptable because marriage is favorable over cohabitation and it would promote the whole idea of "be fruitful and multiply".
  • David (oYo) 2010/02/27 22:47:30
  • Star 2010/02/27 20:26:59
    Star
    +1
    I think is the whole marriage versus just for the sex of it.

    I don't know, but polyamory seems more fair. I don't know about this one person having all the fun in polygomy, at least in polyamore both parties have a choice.
  • Miss An... Star 2010/02/27 20:29:29 (edited)
    Miss Andrist
    +1
    Do you know any poly people?

    I ask, because I do, and the sex is only part of it. They are committed to each other, all of them, as a family would be. I'm just curious if they are the exception to the rule, so to speak?

    I know people are a bit hesitant to speak of it.
  • Star Miss An... 2010/02/27 20:32:15 (edited)
    Star
    +1
    Nope. The closes I been to that is "friends with benefits". :0)

    I think in order for Polyamore to work, you would have to have a very peaceful and open minded group, where jelousy is almost inexistant.
  • Miss An... Star 2010/02/27 20:34:02
    Miss Andrist
    I agree with you on that. I know it could never work for me, but I have seen it work.

    I think I'm confused as to why polyamory is so frowned upon.
  • Star Miss An... 2010/02/27 20:37:57 (edited)
    Star
    Probably because of the same assumption I made(perhaps wrong), that polyamore is mostly based on sexual encounters.

    But the group you've met perhaps has a very close sentimental bond as well.

    It would not work for me either. I want the person I love and like to be with me, and if they want other people, than I am out of the picture. I wouldn't be mad or jelous I just could not stand to see someone else kissing, caressing, of waking up next to her/him.
  • Miss An... Star 2010/02/27 20:52:22
    Miss Andrist
    +2
    I hear you.
    It was explained to me that the relationship itself is based on ,mutual respect and sharing from the start, so only likeminded people would be comfortable within the parameters of the relationship. It was also said that everyone is on the same page when it came to "sharing time".
  • Star Miss An... 2010/02/27 20:59:02
    Star
    +2
    I don't know about that, BUT to each his/her own, right Miss Andrist?
  • Miss An... Star 2010/02/27 21:02:38
    Miss Andrist
    +2
    ;)
    very true
  • Lil*Tezza 2010/02/27 20:22:58
    Lil*Tezza
    let people get on with their lives they don't particularly affect my life so just let them get on with, if they stay out of my business, i will stay out of theirs
  • Miss An... Lil*Tezza 2010/02/27 20:24:16
    Miss Andrist
    Okay, so to you, there is no difference?
  • Lil*Tezza Miss An... 2010/02/27 20:35:14
    Lil*Tezza
    +1
    Polyamory (from Greek πολυ [poly, meaning many or several] and Latin amor [love]) is the practice, desire, or acceptance of having more than one intimate relationship at a time with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved.

    po·lyg·a·my (p-lg-m)
    n.
    1. The condition or practice of having more than one spouse at one time. Also called plural marriage.
    2. Zoology A mating pattern in which a single individual mates with more than one individual of the opposite sex.
    the only difference i can see is that polygamy is when you are married.
  • Miss An... Lil*Tezza 2010/02/27 20:37:31
    Miss Andrist
    Yeah, I saw that on wiki, too, but I guess my question is why would god saying to man " You can have a whole bunch of wives so you can procreate" would be so different than what the definition of poly is.
    ( thanks for posting that, BTW, in case people weren't sure of the definition)
    :)

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