Many would argue that if you're putting a ban on sex, it's not just the ones you're trying to punish who are losing out... just an observation.
With that in mind, let us introduce you to a Russian polygamist who currently has three wives, wants more and says that he refuses to have sex with them for a month whenever they annoy him. There are no winners here.
Ivan Sukhov, 34, from the city of Vladimir in Russia's western Vladimir Oblast region, dreams of having more wives and at least 50 kids.
According to Russian law, he can only have one official wife. His other two wives live with him by mutual agreement. He needs to be careful, though, as it wasn't long ago that a man with 149 kids and 24 wives was sentenced to six months' house arrest.
Then he felt a strong desire to be the head of a large family and wanted to have more wives and as many children as possible.
Ivan Sukhov with his wife Anna (top left), wife Natalia (top right) and their children. Credit: CEN
Natalia, who works as a nurse in a local hospital, said: "I was against the idea at first. I could not imagine such a situation, but then I changed my mind because he really wanted to have a large family."
Ivan has nine children so far - six of them are Natalia's and three of them were delivered by his wife Anna, who is now pregnant with his 10th child.
He said: "I want to have at least 50 children, but the more the better."
Can we just take a second to get our heads around 50 kids?
Polygamist wants 50 children with his three wives. Credit: CEN
The family lives in a three-room flat, but Ivan is thinking of selling up to buy a big house in the suburbs.
We can't help but think this would be a good idea, Ivan.
He has a separate room and every evening he invites one of his wives to spend the night with him. Natalia said: "He invites us in a row."
According to Ivan, if he has a problem with one of his wives, he punishes her by not putting out.
He said: "If one of my wives does something wrong, I will not invite her to bed for a month."
Ivan Sukhov invites his wives to bed each night. Credit: CEN
Reports said the wives live harmoniously together and are very friendly to each other.
Recently, he accepted a woman named Madina to enter his family and become his third wife. Madina is a Muslim while Ivan is Russian Orthodox, and she had to go against the wishes of her parents and religion to be with him.
Madina said: "I saw him on TV and fell in love with him. I decided to be with him no matter what they said."
Ivan Sukhov was married for 11 years before becoming a polygamist. Credit: CEN
Ivan and his wives all have jobs and receive a salary. According to the polygamist, they have enough money to provide themselves and their children with a good standard of living.
He is ready to accept more wives into his growing family, but he has some rather specific requirements. He said: "I like tall, slim and affectionate women."
That's me off the cards then. What a shame.
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