Benefits of Polygamy
Polygamy arrangement, also know as open relationship is gaining wider acceptance and attention. However, it still remains a hot subject of discussion since it touches on ethnic and spiritual values. Due to the alarming divorce rates and cheating spouses, many people consider polygamy as a feasible substitute to monogamy.
1. Improves social stability
After the war women where left behind without any means to support themselves. Men had the responsibility to marry many women to reduce poverty levels and rebuild communities. Although the context is different from our present world, there is still conflict on how polygamy provides social stability.
2. The solution to unfaithful unions
Polygamy helps to reduce cases of cheating within the household. This simply means that both husband and wife have the responsibility to keep their sex lives transparent. By doing so, each partner is accountable in his/ her undertaking, which promote peaceful co-existence.
3. Encourages gender equality
A man has the obligation to remain monogamous until he becomes wasteful with money, resources and time. If he decides to spend more time with one wife, it is fair to spend more time with the other wives to maintain a balance. Typically, a person who remarries after a divorce pays little attention to the spouse.
4. Reduces the risk of sexual transmitted diseases
Polygamy is indisputably healthier as compared to a monogamous arrangement. According to statistics, sexually transmitted diseases are highly reduced in Middle Easter countries, compared to South African states. Since sexual acts often take place in marriage, there are reduced risks of diseases in a polygamy arrangement.
5. Builds support
Polygamy has its share of social disadvantages, and it very unpopular among women since it is associated with a wide array of social abuses.