Understanding through Discussion


Welcome! You are not logged in. [ Login ]
EvC Forum active members: 81 (8905 total)
Current session began: 
Page Loaded: 04-19-2019 7:04 PM
21 online now:
AZPaul3, Coragyps, DrJones*, marc9000, Tangle, Tanypteryx (6 members, 15 visitors)
Chatting now:  Chat room empty
Newest Member: WookieeB
Post Volume:
Total: 849,846 Year: 4,883/19,786 Month: 1,005/873 Week: 361/376 Day: 38/116 Hour: 0/1


Thread  Details

Email This Thread
Newer Topic | Older Topic
  
Prev1
2
Author Topic:   Polyandry, polyamory or polygyny?
Hyroglyphx
Member
Posts: 5622
From: Austin, TX
Joined: 05-03-2006


Message 16 of 20 (519595)
08-15-2009 10:02 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by AccountInactive
06-18-2009 1:03 PM


If you had to choose only one of these three, which of these "lovestyles" makes the most sense from a biological perspective?

polyandry - love for many men. The woman has more than one husband.
polygyny - love for many women. The man has more than one wife.
polyamory - love for many. Many loves for either gender.

The biological perspective needs to be taken in view of the sociological context. If you are just talking about pure biology, in reference to procreating, then they all would serve some purpose. But it is meaningless without looking at the sociological ramifications.


"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death. " Thomas Paine
This message is a reply to:
 Message 1 by AccountInactive, posted 06-18-2009 1:03 PM AccountInactive has not yet responded

    
Taz
Member (Idle past 1396 days)
Posts: 5069
From: Zerus
Joined: 07-18-2006


Message 17 of 20 (519621)
08-15-2009 12:58 PM
Reply to: Message 5 by Stagamancer
06-18-2009 7:02 PM


Stagamancer writes:

Yes, there are some "enlightened" people out there that can have "open relationships" that are actually stable...


Pardon me, but I have never ever known anyone that's ever been in an "open relationship" that lasted. Usually, just a few months in and complications would arise. The couples that started out their "open relationships" started out telling the rest of us that they'd have no problem and blah blah blah. Just a few months in and there were fights over matters such as double dipping and not paying enough attention to each other.

Added by edit.

In other words, I've never actually seen or heard of an open relationship that actually worked in the long run. Until there's proof that it CAN work, I'm going to believe otherwise.

Edited by Taz, : No reason given.


This message is a reply to:
 Message 5 by Stagamancer, posted 06-18-2009 7:02 PM Stagamancer has acknowledged this reply

Replies to this message:
 Message 19 by Dr Jack, posted 08-16-2009 2:22 PM Taz has responded

  
Blue Jay
Member (Idle past 803 days)
Posts: 2843
From: You couldn't pronounce it with your mouthparts
Joined: 02-04-2008


Message 18 of 20 (519633)
08-15-2009 3:05 PM
Reply to: Message 14 by AnswersInGenitals
08-14-2009 7:38 PM


Human Reproduction
Hi, AnswersInGenitals.

AiG writes:

The point is that monogamy is just one of a broad suite of strategies in play for various species that invest heavily in the rearing of juveniles.

Shinigami's original comments were specifically about the human species. Your points about insect reproductive strategies are not related to that. Furthermore, elephants are not polyandrous: they are polygynous.

Polyandry can work for species that can lay many eggs in a short period of time, and for species that do not invest in caring for their offspring. But, neither of these things is physiologically feasible for humans, so we're not likely to benefit evolutionarily from polyandry.


-Bluejay (a.k.a. Mantis, Thylacosmilus)

Darwin loves you.


This message is a reply to:
 Message 14 by AnswersInGenitals, posted 08-14-2009 7:38 PM AnswersInGenitals has not yet responded

  
Dr Jack
Member (Idle past 210 days)
Posts: 3507
From: Leicester, England
Joined: 07-14-2003


Message 19 of 20 (519712)
08-16-2009 2:22 PM
Reply to: Message 17 by Taz
08-15-2009 12:58 PM


I know loads of polyamorous people who've had lasting relationships. Not my bag but it manifestly does work for plenty of people.
This message is a reply to:
 Message 17 by Taz, posted 08-15-2009 12:58 PM Taz has responded

Replies to this message:
 Message 20 by Taz, posted 08-16-2009 2:33 PM Dr Jack has not yet responded

  
Taz
Member (Idle past 1396 days)
Posts: 5069
From: Zerus
Joined: 07-18-2006


Message 20 of 20 (519714)
08-16-2009 2:33 PM
Reply to: Message 19 by Dr Jack
08-16-2009 2:22 PM


Perhaps you brits think differently than we do.
This message is a reply to:
 Message 19 by Dr Jack, posted 08-16-2009 2:22 PM Dr Jack has not yet responded

  
Prev1
2
Newer Topic | Older Topic
Jump to:


Copyright 2001-2018 by EvC Forum, All Rights Reserved

™ Version 4.0 Beta
Innovative software from Qwixotic © 2019