People Nowadays are More Open to Threesomes than You Think

Khryss | Published 2017-07-20 00:04

With dating apps readily available on your phone, having hookups with open minded people of different genders and all new sexual attitudes is slowly becoming a norm. But how true is this? Would we just hookup with anyone and do anything?

Questions like these moved Ashley E. Thompson and E. Sandra Byers to having a new study. They gathered 24 heterosexual young adult students from Canadian universities and asked them to fill an online survey about the seemingly threesome trend.

There, they found that young adults are generally neutral when asked about MGTs (mixed-gender threesomes) with men more willing to join in a threesome than women. Results also showed that about one fourth of men and about one tenth of women have experienced a threesome, being that men are more likely to initiate a threesome than women.

Men are more interested in a threesome with two women rather than with another man and a woman which may be likely due to men's discomfort on sharing a woman with another man or seeing another man's erect penis.

Meanwhile, women are okay with either combination of a threesome. Both genders prefer threesomes with known people than with strangers. Lastly, women are most likely not to join in on a threesome with their romantic partner.

“Together, these results suggest that young people are not judgmental about others engaging in MGTs but also are not highly motivated to do so themselves,” the authors concluded in their study. For the difference in sex, the researchers stated that their results are “consistent with the prescribed gender and sexual scripts for men and women as well as with research that has shown that, compared to women, men have less traditional attitudes toward sexuality and report a stronger desire for and more experience with non-traditional sexual behaviors, including casual sex”. It is important to note though that these results does not necessarily apply to nonheterosexuals.

See? You're not as freaky as you think. Go out there and spread pleasure, but always use protection!

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/sex-sexuality-and-romance/201707/threesomes-are-interesting-it-depends

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