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Basically, Everyone Is Having Threesomes

Threesomes Just Keep Getting Trendier

I love the phrase, “two’s company, three’s a crowd,” because it was obviously created by some girl who was jealous that her boyfriend wasn’t paying enough attention to her. Maybe his obnoxious friend decided to tag along on their hot date (a nice, chaperoned stroll around the gardens, obviously), or maybe her slutty friend whose corset was tied just a *little* bit tighter kept leaning over the table to show off the goods. Whatever it was, it was then decided that two people are better than three, thank you very much.

And back in the olden days, that might have actually been the case. Whether people wanted to or not, sex was between a man and a woman and was done to create babies. I don’t even think it was legal for a woman to have an orgasm then. So, the thought of mixing things up in the bedroom was pretty taboo. And not like the hot taboo it is now, where you discuss it a little too loudly when you’re drunk at brunch. I mean like, you might die taboo.

But we’ve long since passed that time, and now it’s pretty apparent that doing weird shit in bed is all the rage. In fact, it’s not even really weird anymore. The only reason we even get together with our friends instead of just texting them is to try to out-sex each other. “Oh, you did it in a canoe? Well, I did it in the **tiger cage at the zoo, so suck on that, Stacey.” No matter how much we’ve progressed and how many sex toys we’ve purchased, though, still to this day one of the boldest cards you can play is the “I had a threesome” card.

Two girls, one penis? Two guys, one woman basking in all of the attention? Charlie’s Angels? However you do it, three people in a bed is something that gets people going.

A Lot Of People Want To Do It

In a study published by the Archives of Sexual Behavior, 82 percent of men and 31 percent of women said they’d be down to maybe have a threesome. They like the idea, they think about it, and if everything aligned, they might give it a go. While it surprised exactly 0 percent of the population that guys are a zillion times more into the idea, the fact that 3/10 women think it’d be cool is pretty interesting. I mean, that right there is a threesome. Plus, according to Pornhub, “threesomes” are 75 percent more likely to be searched by a woman than a man. So, even if your friends lie, their search histories sure don’t.

A Lot Of People Have Done It

So, when you combine the genders, a little over half of us are titillated by the idea of a threeway. But how many people have *actually* done it? This is where things get interesting. In 2014, three whole years ago, 20 percent of women age 18-24 said they’d had a threesome. One out of the five girls sitting around drinking mimosas together has gotten it one with two other people at once. Even more than that, 24 percent of the guys say they’ve managed it. We’re looking at anywhere from 20-25 percent of our age group having done it, and this was like, three Halloweens ago. We’ve all grown so much since then! So much has happened! No one is dressing up like slutty Elsa or Anna anymore. Just imagine how many more people have added another guest to their love life by now (and how many people regret dressing up like a Frozen character).

A Lot More People Are Warming Up To The Idea

In 2012, 10 percent of ladies said they’d had a threesome as opposed to the 20 percent mentioned above two years later. In two years, the number of women having threesomes doubled. Now, three years later, we could be looking at upwards of 30 or 40 percent. Thanks, in part, to the fact that our generation is much more fluid in our ideas of gender and sexuality, more and more people are experimenting with different numbers and different partners. Can’t wait to see what our sex lives are going to be like in 10 years. So long, humans, hello sexy AF robots.

So, whether you’ve already done it, would maybe consider it, or hate the idea, I think we can all agree: The best episode of Gossip Girl was the one where Dan has a threesome with Vanessa and Hilary Duff, and for that reason, I rest my case.

[via Archives of Sexual Behavior, Cosmopolitan, Womens Health,
The Date Report]

**I did not actually have sex in a tiger cage at the zoo. Don’t worry, mom and dad. I’m still a virgin.

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Rachel Varina

(yeahokaywhat) Aspiring to be the next Tina Fey, Rachel spends her free time doing nothing to reach that goal. While judging people based on how they use "they're" vs. "there" on social media, she likes eating buffalo chicken dip, watching other people's Netflix, and wearing sweatpants way more than is socially acceptable.

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