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Thursday, November 24, 2005

Polyandry - Today's word

Picked up a new word today.
It's when several men share one wife.
I thought it was usually the other way around, but evidently it survives in some mountainregions in Nepal.
Seem's practial too! The wife at least is happy; "My husbands can take it in turns to go out for business, so I'm happy,"
Further - it is great because brothers don't have to split the land they have inherited... they do have to share their wife though.

"A 22-year-old man in Barauntse, Chakka Lama, told the BBC he was absolutely committed to the wife, 10 years older, whom he shares with his one younger and two older brothers, even though he cannot even remember the marriage ceremony."

I guess threesomes aren't frowned upon in these communities - Probably save on heat that way too! The more the merrier.

Here is the newsarticle if anyone is interrested.


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