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Polygyny is a form of Polygamy in which a man has more than one wife, girlfriend, or female sexual partner. It is the most common and accepted form of Polygamy. Polygyny is usually used in reference to humans but it is observed in all mammals and many other animals.

The main reasons for Polygyny are sexual pleasure, getting more children, and facilitating power.

Polygyny has been widely practiced and accepted in many cultures. It was very common and accepted in Viking society. Powerful Viking men used to have multiple wives, and often several concubines. Vikings would often capture beautiful women from lands that they raided. In fact, a desperate need to acquire women from conquered lands was the main reason for Viking exploration. Polygyny was common in Mongol society as well, and was heavily practiced by Genghis Khan. He had over a dozen wives, and many concubines. These women were a part of his harem.

Polygyny is very common in many animals such as Gorillas, Tigers, Lions, Elk, and Bison. Males compete against each other to be able to gain exclusive mating access to a group of females. Competition between males is often violent, and bloody (but worth it to get pussy).

Practizing Polygyny is currently legal and pracitzed in many African, and Middle Eastern countries such as Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Libya.
The powerful warrior practiced polygyny, so he had multiple wives and many concubines. He had an obsession with women.
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Polygyny is a form of Polygamy

Polygamy is the practice of a person, of either sex, having multiple spouses, at the same time.

Polygyny is the specific instance of a man being married to multiple women...
as opposed to Polyandry which is the specific instance of a woman being married to multiple men

LDS Mormons (prior to 1890) and FLDS Mormons (currently) are known for practicing Polygyny

RLDS Mormons have never practiced polygyny, or any form of Polygamy, in the history of their religion
John Thinks Polygyny is just fine, and so do all of his 4 wives
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/noun/ -- the state in which a man is married to multiple wives. Mormon (RLDS)PolyGamy is exclusively of this type.
Ted has two wives, Jan and Ruth. PolyGyny is not legal in any of the states or territories of the US, but some adherents are said to live in Utah and Idaho.
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1. The state of a relationship in which one male maintains multiple continuous female sex partners.
2. The custom by which one male has multiple continuous female sex partners.

2. A sexual orientation, which in men, is indistinguishable from heterosexuality.

3. The prime biological directive for (and natural state of) heterosexual men (and women).
4. The pinnacle achievement and structure that is strived for and fantasized about in regards to male sexual reproduction success.
What is often referred to as polygamy, in Mormonism, would be more accurately labeled as polygyny because there is only one male and multiple females.
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1. The state of a relationship in which one male maintains multiple continuous female sex partners.
2. The custom by which one male has multiple continuous female sex partners.

2. A sexual orientation, which in men, is indistinguishable from heterosexuality.

3. The prime biological directive for (and natural state of) heterosexual men (and women).
You can tell that guy practices polygyny because he has a lot of girlfriends.
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