>>173179579>Without laws, polygamy happens with single males unable to find mates, causing social unrest.
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And this is the real reason monogamy became the legal standard. Back before the internet and easy access to fap material, men really had three solutions for his need to wank off. 1) marriage, 2) hookers, 3) rape.
Rape is problematic for a lot of reasons in an orderly society (ignoring the human damage), if only because it clutters up "inheritance" rights, which was serious business back when social strata was far more defined, families would accumulate wealth over generations. So it tends to be criminalized in all societies.
This means the legal resources for a male was hookers and marriage. Well depending on the time period, but hookers have usually existed on the edges of societal acceptance no matter where you looked, in part due to disease, in part due to local morals. So this leaves us with Marriage as the preferred societal method for a male to blow his load. If you allow harems, or polygamy, you end up with a sizeable percentage of the male population with little to no legal means for blowing his load, which leads to violence, rape and social upheaval, murder and general chaos.
The only societies in the past which successfully allowed polygamy were those in which the male population was significantly and statistically lower then the female, usually due to persistent, generational warfare, OR those populations which "kidnapped" their women from weaker tribes (Barbarian conquests typically had a lot of this going on).
in short, harem endings are detrimental to the societal health of human societies, and should be discouraged from our chinese cartoons.