Polyandry, or the practice of taking multiple husbands

Most of us know about traditional polygamy in the sense of one husband having many wives. It's practiced all over the world, including clandestinely in the United States. But where are the cultures in which one woman has many husbands? And what are they like? Take a look at the relatively rare practice of polyandry. » 7/12/12 11:20am 7/12/12 11:20am

Promiscuity promotes a healthier society

While debates rage among humans over the value of promiscuity, the argument is settled among honey bees. New evidence from several scientific studies suggests that queen bees who mate with multiple males are able to build healthier hives that are more productive, well-fed, and disease-resistant than hives where the… » 3/13/12 7:40am 3/13/12 7:40am

In the ancient Amazon, children had many fathers - and women many lovers

Few cultures are as sexually liberated as those of the ancient Amazon rainforest. Nearly 70 percent of the tribes practiced multiple paternity, in which all of a woman's sexual partners were fathers to her children. » 11/11/10 11:13am 11/11/10 11:13am