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threesome

Noun

1 the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one [syn: three, 3, III, trio, tierce, leash, troika, triad, trine, trinity, ternary, ternion, triplet, tercet, terzetto, trey, deuce-ace]
2 three people considered as a unit [syn: trio, triad, trinity]

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English

Etymology

three + -some

Noun

  1. A group of three people.
  2. An instance of sexual activity involving three people.

Synonyms

Translations

a group of three people
a sexual activity involving three people

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Extensive Definition

A threesome is a form of group sex involving three people of any gender combination. The level of sexual activity among the three members may vary greatly. Some threesomes may involve one who has a voyeur role, sometimes the invited member is there for enhancing the experience which does not involve having intercourse with the couple role (this is sometimes referred to as soft-swinging), other threesomes may involve some same sex contact, and other threesomes actively involve all three members.
Sometimes the term threesome is confused with the term ménage à trois. Granted, both activities involve sex amongst three people. A threesome generally involves a couple that seeks out a third person for sex without the emotional entanglements that are normally seen in an open relationship. On the other hand, the term ménage à trois implies a special form of a threesome which involves an emotional bond among all three people and in many ways resembles more of an open relationship than a threesome.

Gallery

: two men and a woman having a threesome.

External links

threesome in German: Flotter Dreier
threesome in French: Triolisme
threesome in Dutch: Trio (seksualiteit)
threesome in Japanese: グループセックス#3P
threesome in Polish: Triolizm
threesome in Russian: Триолизм
threesome in Swedish: Trekant
threesome in Chinese: 三人性交

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