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Posted by: curious | 2005/12/01

For King and country

Just to clarify a matter that has niggled at my brain. Here is the scenario.
Lets take a King for example who has many wives who are faithful to him and him alone. He obviously will have sex with each one of them at some point in time. They do not sleep with any other man and neither does he venture outside his group of wives. The question is - Can the King or any one of his wives get the HIV/Aids virus ??????????????????

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Hi Curious!

HIV cannot suddenly "spring up" from within a 100% closed system. So, assuming that:
1. The king is absolutely faithful to his group of wives;
2. Each wife is absolutely faithful to the king; and
3. Neither the king or any of his wives have had sex with anybody else before joining this poligamous marriage, or if they did, tested negatively before signing up;
Then they would all be as safe as within a 100% faithful monogamous relationship.
But what's the chance? The more parts you have to a system, the greater the room for error. And even a great king has his faults: Can he really be expected to keep a whole harem happy? And would his lust for further conquests and inability to stick to one woman permit him to be 100% faithful to the group?Over a period of years, how good do you think the chances are that neither the king nor one of his wives would at least once test other aluring pastures? Especially in a free country like South Africa?

Parting shot: What makes a king worthy of his position?

Stay well!
Laurent

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