Describes the practice of being married to more than one spouse. In polyamorous terms, to be polygamous can be defined as being married to more than one person OR to have many sexual partners within a short interval of one another.

Polygamy is traditionally based around a male having multiple wives. But technically the term can refer to any gender having multiple spouses consisting of members of any other gender.

The opposite of polygamy is monogamy.


Brett wasn’t had told his wife from early on that he wanted to have sex with other women. Initially she was outraged, but after some careful consideration she decided that polygamy wouldn’t be a bad idea.

Brett now has two wives.

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