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17 February 2009

Word of the Moment: Polyandry

Definition, via

  1. The condition or practice of having more than one husband at one time.
  2. Zoology. A mating pattern in which a female mates with more than one male in a single breeding season.
Also good to know, polyandry is probably most commonly practiced in Tibet.

Why do I care? See above I just have to convince my husband AND Rob Pattinson to move to Tibet.

P.S. How wrong is it that you are now a more educated person because I have an unhealthy obsession with Robert Pattinson? I mean, really, there is no way you knew what polyandry was before this post ;)

P.P.S. If like flutterbyblue and myself you find yourself pondering the philosophical and evolutionary/biological basis for polyandry, I recommend the Wikipedia article on Polyandry in Tibet and the Zementa articles below

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Ashe said...

I think this means cats would be polyandrous creatures, as it's not uncommon for a cat to mate with & become impregnated by multiple male cats when they go in to heat...

Val said...

Thank you for the lesson in polyandry. Maybe I should move to Tibet too.

Jen said...

I've been pondering polyandry for some time now - Rob Pattinson is a good choice, but as long as I'm going with multiple husbandry I'd have to add Henry Cavill to my Tibetian kidnapping -er- living arrangements...

G.G. said...

Heh, you could just be polyamorous and love Pattinson but not marry him :P *drifts away in thoughts of RP as houseboy*

Anonymous said...

You're right. Didn't know what polyandry was 'til you educated me! Thank you for that education and I'll see you in Tibet!

Chic and Charming said...

I like the way you think GG. Looks like Tibet is about to have a population explosion...