Ok, I've been waiting for some time to ask you people about this. Recently it's been brought to my attention a lot and I thought I should make up my mind about this phenomenon and its possible positives, negatives, to conceive what the powers that be named an opinion. I had never heard of polygamy until just a few years ago, and I found the concept weird of course. Everyone's used to monogamy obviously, and although I wouldn't encourage it myself, I can see why it could have benefits in some situations. But to start things off, I still have no idea how it's supposed to work if you're talking about straight people, it obviously can't be whatever it is intended to be because sexuality conflicts would emerge. Now if it's LGBT folk, it is a lot more imaginable from the point of sexuality. But what could bring three people (because that's what my limited imagination dictates) to live together and do whatever? I think the application is for times when a monogamous relationship is in danger because one side starts developing feelings to another, BUT still loves who they're together with. It wouldn't have to end with a broken heart (or worse) every time if everyone involved were open to the idea of making it three. This is the not-as possible version, because two of them might not even know eachother when this idea is proposed. But if they knew eachother from the start and started having feelings simultaneously without everybody knowing about everything, it wouldn't have to come down to decisions about who gets to have their heart broken, while the other two drift off to the heavens all happy and smiling. So all in all, I think it's not something desirable by default, but not a concept you should throw away 100%. Minimize human suffering, and maximize human happiness. If measures like this have to be taken to achieve that, then who's to say it couldn't work, even if it's heavily dependant on human nature, envy, jealousy and respect in this case I presume. I'm not ever going to want this personally and if it's up to me, noone will have to face this because of me. That's a big nono. But if I'm confronted with a situation where my partner, if I'll ever have one, is struggling to decide, I might pop the idea, or ultimately give up on my position because I'd value their happiness more than mine. I would not start a rampage thinking he doesn't love me anymore. If I'm being cheated on however, it IS a one-way ticket outside of my heart and home forever. No second chances. So what is you opinion on all of this? Do you think polygamy is completely acceptable, or only in certain cases? Or perhaps you think anyone even contemplating this should die in a hole? Well, grab your keyboards! And whatever you click to vote with.