When a man is married to more than one wife at the same time, sociologists call this polygyny. When a woman is married to more than one husband at a time, it is called polyandry. In contrast to polygamy, monogamy is marriage consisting of only two parties.
Is it OK for a man to have two women?
Polygyny (a man taking multiple wives) is illegal in about 70% of the worlds countries. So for starters its NOT OK in a lot of places. No countries, for example, in Europe, North America, and South America, think its OK for a man to have multiple wives.
What is a relationship called when a man has two wives?
polygamist Add to list Share. Polygamist comes from the Greek: poly- means many and gamos means marriage. So by definition, a polygamist can be a man with multiple wives or a woman with multiple husbands. The thing to remember is that the marriages are on-going.
What do I do if I want two husbands?
Polyandry is contrasted with polygyny, involving one male and two or more females. If a marriage involves a plural number of husbands and wives participants of each gender, then it can be called polygamy, group or conjoint marriage.