The dif­fer­ence be­tween Polyamory and polygamy

CLEO (Singapore) - - BEAUTY -

The terms “polyamory” and “polygamy” are of­ten used in­ter­change­ably, but this is a mis­take. Polygamy is when one has more than one spouse at the same time, and all the spouses are will­ingly in­volved. Polyamory doesn’t nec­es­sar­ily in­volve mar­riage. Some­body is polyamorous as long as they’re emo­tion­ally in­volved with more than one part­ner, and all their part­ners con­sent to the ar­range­ment. While there are fewer polyg­a­mous ar­range­ments now – whether due to mod­ern ideas of love or eco­nomic rea­sons – it’s still le­gal, or at least partly so­cially ac­cepted, in some 50 coun­tries.

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