According to the Ethnographic Atlas (1998), of 1,231 societies noted, 588 had frequent polygyny, 453 had occasional polygyny, 186 were monogamous and 4 had polyandry.
Polygyny is the practice wherein a man has more than one wife at the same time.
In fact, as the old saying goes, "Actions speak louder than words." With that idea in mind, let's ask some questions. Some will say, "I don't know about that; I don't think kisses mean I love you." Perfect. Maybe kisses mean something different to you than they do to me, or to him, or her.
Still, there is a significantly higher-than-average number of poly folk on Fet Life, with a staggering number of local groups catering to those seeking multi-partnered relationships.
Perhaps it's the flexibility in their gender and relationship statuses—for instance, you can list yourself as 'attached' as well as 'looking' at the same time.
Or, maybe it's the open feel of the site that welcomes folks of all loving beliefs to its folds.
And French kissing is out--it's purpose is to be passionate and suggestive, not to express pure affection (plus, the stuff with the tongues just seems tacky, in my opinion).
Great advice for youth comes from the popular youth speaker, John Bytheway, in his book What I Wish I'd Known in High School, pp. My seminary teacher tried to explain that to a bunch of us sixteen-year-olds one day. "Guys and girls are different, and sometimes expressions of affection mean different things to different people. this means he likes me; he cares for me, oh, how sweet.'" ...