Polygamy is a person's tendency to have multiple relationships with the opposite sex. The concept comes from the word polygamy (Greek pολύς - many, γάμος - marriage) - a marriage in which a man or woman has several marriage partners.

❓ Is a person polygamous or monogamous?

The question of whether a person is polygamous is of interest to biologists and sociologists. Science does not give an unequivocal answer, in most cases, it is believed that monogamy prevails when an individual has a desire to continue his family, but when relationships become stable and children grow up, consistent polygamy may occur: remarriage and new offspring. Men or women who do not want to destroy the family, have extramarital relationships, which are carefully hidden.