polygamy vs. polyamory
polygamy vs. polyamory: What’s the difference?
Polygamy is the practice or state of having more than one spouse at a time. Polyamory is the practice of participating in multiple romantic or sexual relationships with the knowledge and consent of all partners. Poly- means “many,” -gamy means “marriage,” and -amory means “love.”
- the practice or condition of having more than one spouse, especially wife, at one time.
- the habit or system of mating with more than one individual, either simultaneously or successively.
- the practice or condition of participating simultaneously in more than one serious romantic or sexual relationship with the knowledge and consent of all partners.