Sunday, October 4, 2009

Threesome
Being a Short Digression on Human Biology

As my dear readers may have noticed, it is very common in my world for women to have multiple sexual partners. In fact, this is not only the case among humans, but among most mammals as well as other classes of animals.

The first reason for this is simple biology. The birth ratio on my world is significantly skewed towards the male in that there are approximately five human males born to every female human. Also, women live significantly longer lives than men. Finally, even in your world, the greater the sexual dimorphism of a species, the likelier it is for the physically dominant gender to be polygamous, and that principle also applies in mine.

The extreme sexual dimorphism in my world means that all human societies are female-dominated, and cultural variations never vary in this regard. In the majority of societies in my world, women may take multiple husbands, and in the ones that are monogamous, women usually keep additional lovers in the house in arrangements similar to concubinage or slavery. Furthermore, women are socialized to be sexually adventurous and promiscuous, and having multiple husbands and lovers is considered a badge of prestige. On the other hand, even in recent times, men are still expected to be chaste and demure in matters of sex and other earthly pleasures, and to defer in these matters to the wishes of women. In this context, it is thus easy to see why it is that what is called a threesome in your world is merely a matter of course in mine.

9 comments:

  1. You must have already been working on this threesome post when it was suggested in the comments for the last post, or else you did some very quick work!

    Five males born for every female...very interesting. Are there "litters" of boys, or do your women, like ours, typically produce a single child, but it's simply more likely to be male or the males have a shorter gestation period? I'm also curious if sexual dimorphism favors the female of other species in your world where the same can't be said for mine.

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  2. Such detailed questions! I'm... going to have to get back to you on that.

    This collage was back from my GDC days so I only made a few tiny changes to fix scaling before posting it. I'm still pretty pressed for time these days. :(

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  3. Oh! And yes, among mammals, the females are larger, although humans are among the most divergent. More on that in a later (much later) post.

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  4. Trinket999, thanks for this pic
    Is there any way to reach this/your world? ;-)
    About the fare, well, as the euro is going up, i thought my travelling possibilities would increase but maybe not enough, right? ;-) !

    Gilzara from TSA

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  5. Hi Gilzara,

    Unfortunately, it would be difficult to make travel arrangements. Your world would be a great place to visit too! :D

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  6. Wow, 5 males to a female??? Less like threesomes, more like harems, I'd say!

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  7. You know, you make something up on the spot, and then suddenly you have to justify everything. To be honest, I don't know why I came up with that number, but coming up with the repercussions of it has been... interesting. Part of it was influenced by a book I read last year called A Brother's Price by Wen Spencer which I recommend if you like the idea of a Regency adventure/romance turned completely on its head and then knocked sideways with a mallet.

    The way I see it is, while harems do exist in my world, not all women have more than one husband and/or lover. Some rich and powerful women hoard a large number, but then again, some women are content with one man. Also, not all men are available on the market, so to speak. Just like in your world, nothing is distributed equally. I'll get into this in another post coming Real Soon Now i.e. Don't Bother Reloading Your Browser Repeatedly!

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  8. Interesting insight and collage as always Trinket, and I'm happy to offer you a late 'welcome back'.
    Welcome back! ;)
    P.S. Don't worry about your fans! I doubt that we'll be as judgmental of your on-the-spot canon as most others!
    ~Don

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  9. Hi Don, thanks for the welcome back, but as you can see, I've been having trouble putting time together to make more posts, or work on my 'canon.' Still, it's nice to know that I have one, as footloose and fancy free as it is!

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