There is a widespread assumption that monogamous relationships are superior to polygamous relationships in almost everything. In fact, research has shown that monogamous relationships are considered the best in terms of intimacy, trust, and communication. However, the purported benefits don't end there - monogamous relationships are also supposed to bring more sexual satisfaction, as people who add other people to their lives only do so because they are somehow unhappy.
So do monogamous people really have better sex lives and relationships in general compared to those in polygamous relationships?
In short, two studies were conducted that compared people who practice one of the three forms of consensual polygamy (swing, open relationships, and polyamory) with people who practice monogamy in terms of their sexual satisfaction, their likelihood of reaching orgasm, and how recent they are. had sex.
The results showed that polyamory proponents and swingers reported more satisfying sex lives than monogamous women, and more recently they have had more sex with their main partner. People in open relationships did not differ from monogams in terms of sexual satisfaction, orgasm frequency, or recent sex. This finding highlights the importance of distinguishing between different types of non-monogamy, as they do not appear to be the same in terms of sexual outcomes.
The conclusion is not obvious, but it can be said that a polygamous relationship, if it suits all participants, can be more sexually satisfying.
The eternal confrontation between polygamy and monogamy is covered in our next article.