Question: What is the purpose of polygamy?

The main purpose of polygamy in a religious group is to be able to have more children, and that means the man and his wives are expected to continue to procreate as much as possible.

How is polygamy justified?

Some commentators contend that disallowing polygamy is justified, even when same-sex marriage is permitted, because polygamy is immoral, fosters child abuse, promotes the subjugation of women and sows discord by pitting wives against each other and leaving large numbers of men unmarried.

What is the function of polygamy in the society?

Having more than one wife or husband is ideal in that, if one spouse passes away, children are left under the custody of the remaining spouses. In addition, polygamy unites more than three families within the society. It enhances cooperation between individual families hence improving social integration.

What are the benefits of monogamy over polygamy?

Greater companionship, higher income, and ongoing sexual variety are often cited as advantages of polygamous relationships. Individuals who favor monogamy also tend to cite bonding, emotional intimacy, decreased worries of STDs, and other cases as reasons to opt for monogamy.

What is the problem with polygamy?

According to the information I have helped to collect in the Womanstats database, women in polygynous communities get married younger, have more children, have higher rates of HIV infection than men, sustain more domestic violence, succumb to more female genital mutilation and sex trafficking, and are more likely to

Which is better monogamy and polygamy?

Greater companionship, higher income, and ongoing sexual variety are often cited as advantages of polygamous relationships. Individuals who favor monogamy also tend to cite bonding, emotional intimacy, decreased worries of STDs, and other cases as reasons to opt for monogamy.

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