Toby wrote:Deebank wrote:Toby wrote:
Not many of those about though are there and none in the western sphere as we know it.
Not true, there are still bits of LDS (various Mormon and other religious sects) that have polygamy and there are probably thousands that practice it outside of religion - one way or another.
I suppose it depends on how 'formal' the relationships are. You probably know many people who have more than one partner after all.
In the context of the entire western world, I suspect it's about 0.000001% of the population or even less.
In the context of the whole world it is probably vanishingly small too.
I got the impression - and forgive me if that wasn't the intent - that you were making a distinction between the 'civilised' west and our benighted eastern friends. I suspect polygamy/polyamory is just as rare in the rest of the world.