In a relationship with multiple partners, one of the partners is often in a steady relationship, or both have relationships with other people. The relationship with other partners is often about sex (casual sex contact).  

If you have unprotected sexual contacts with different partners, you may run a higher risk of STIs. Use a condom to protect yourself, your partner and other people.

After some time, a relationship with multiple partners can become too difficult, for example because of jealousy.

In Europe it is forbidden by law to be married to more than 1 person at the same time.

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