Because that makes complete sense in today’s world…
From NY Post: The siblings dubbed the “world’s most identical twins,” Anna and Lucy DeCinque, have revealed their mom wants them both to get pregnant at the same time with their shared boyfriend’s babies.
The twins made the startling confession on Australia’s “Today” TV show. Any baby would be both half-sibling and cousin. The 33-year-old sisters, who are both dating 35-year-old Ben Byrne, said: “Love is love, we are all adults. “Our mom’s actually convincing us to give birth naturally. “I don’t know how that’s going to work.”
They continued: “We need to be pregnant at the same time. How is that going to work? It’s going to be another challenge. There’s a lot of pressure on Ben.”
Previously The Sun revealed the sisters both wanted to marry Byrne, although polygamy, having more than one wife, is banned under the Marriage Act 1961 in Australia.
“If we can change the government we would love to marry Ben,” they told “Today,” speaking at the same time. “I think we should marry the same man. This is what works for us. People need to get that. We aren’t hurting us.”
The girls also told the show how they were going back to a “natural look having previously spent S175,000 on surgery. “We’re really happy with how we are looking right now,” they said. “We are a lot happier in ourselves. We’re a lot happier where we are today.”
In November, The Sun reported how they were bullied on social media for what they dubbed their “spider-eyed, trout pout.”
They told Australia’s New Idea magazine then: “We would block the comments, but down deep inside they were hurtful. The more popular we got, the more haters we had and we were getting called everything from ‘plastic Barbie dolls,’ to ‘fish lips.’
“We wanted the biggest everything – particularly lips. We loved the look and feel of big lips. Now we realize they were too big,” they said.
They spoke of their regret after plucking their eyebrows off so they could get a thin line tattooed on again. They’ve also thrown away hair and eyelash extensions and stopped getting lip fillers.
Last year they revealed they had an astonishing 14 surgeries in 14 days, including mole removal, pixel lasering, lip filling and tattooing and eyebrow tattooing.
A whole lotta crazy here.
From NY Post: A British woman plans to marry a chandelier she bought online — and admits she’s hooked on “kisses and cuddles” with the dusty antique.
Amanda Liberty, 33, isn’t fazed by the whopping 57 year age gap between her and the tarnished light fitting, who she has dubbed “Lumiere.”
Speaking of her wife-to-be, who she spent over $500 shipping over from Europe in 2016, she said: “As soon as I saw Lumiere on eBay, I knew immediately that she was the one for me and it was love at first sight. She was based in Germany and although I knew it would be tricky to get her home, I knew I needed to find a way to make her mine. I couldn’t stop thinking about her and how beautiful she was — she has such a beautiful shape and I could feel really amazing energy coming from her.”
After winning the online auction, Liberty patiently waited for her to turn up at her Leeds home, turning to her 24 other chandeliers, who she claims she was in an “open relationship” with before meeting Lumiere.
She said: “After buying the chandelier, I patiently waited for her to be imported into the UK and after six days of waiting, she was finally in my arms. She had been disassembled for her own safety, but once I put all her pieces together and she settled into her new home, our relationship just went from strength to strength.”
“A friend of mine actually named her Lumiere because of the film “Beauty and The Beast,” after the candlestick who comes alive.”
“Last Valentine’s Day I proposed to her, to signify our long lasting love. I hope at some point we will have a commitment ceremony — I haven’t been engaged before so it’s very new and exciting!”
Perhaps due to Lumiere’s age, Amanda doesn’t take her to bed every night, preferring to snuggle up with another of her fancy light shades called “Jewel” under the covers.
Liberty said: “None of my chandeliers are jealous of each other, they understand that I love them all for all of their different personalities. For example, I love kissing and cuddling Lumiere, but I sleep with Jewel every night, as she is portable and very nice to cuddle.”
“I’ve always loved the look of chandeliers and when I saw my first chandelier, Luna, it was love at first sight. You can’t control who you fall in love with and things just went from there.”
“I spend my spare time restoring old and broken chandeliers to their former glory, which I really enjoy as I can tell that they enjoy the attention that they receive. My dream job would be to work in public buildings such as Buckingham Palace, looking after the grand chandeliers that they have there.”
But it hasn’t always been a light touch that Liberty has craved. As an Objectum Sexual, someone who is sexually attracted to inanimate objects, all sorts of bits and bobs have caught her eye. Her first relationship was with a drum kit when she was just 14, but as she grew older her tastes developed — and she soon had her eyes on bigger sights.
Liberty fell in love with the Statue of Liberty — who she affectionately calls “Libby” — and has traveled to the US six times to gaze longingly at the 305-foot tall monument. In 2010 she even changed her surname by deed poll to “Liberty” to show her commitment to the 142-year-old statue.
However, Liberty struggled to have a long distance relationship with the green woman, who has an eight-foot-long face and she turned to her chandeliers for comfort. Her living room is adorned with memorabilia dedicated to the monument and she insists that she still loves Libby.
Liberty said: “People often can’t understand that this is just a natural orientation for me, that I can find the beauty in objects and can sense their energy. I want others to see how happy the chandeliers make me and how much they’ve enriched my life. I’m not hurting anyone by entering into a relationship with them, I am simply just following my heart.”
Someone needs to inform the woman in this “throuple” about the medical consequences she may face by having sexual relations with homosexual men as well as the medical consequences the men bring upon themselves.
From Daily Mail: A ‘throuple’ of two married men and a woman are thinking of adopting children together.
Chris, 38 and Matt Brandt, 28, from New York, have been together for eight years. Two years ago they invited Cait Earnest, 28, into their relationship after meeting her on a dating app. Chris, who is bisexual, said he suggested to Matt that they involve a woman because he had never had any sexual experiences with them. He said Matt was against the idea at first but soon decided to try it and the couple met Cait.
The trio now live together in a one bedroom apartment and say their relationship is better than ever before – despite disputes about who sleeps where in the bed. Even Matt’s grandfather has welcomed the unusual relationship and often asks when they are going to adopt a child.
Cait told The Sun: ‘When we meet somebody at a bar I will usually say “hi, I’m Cait and these are my two boyfriends.” People often ask if I’m joking.’
Talking about the ‘throuple’s’ sex life, she said: ‘I had never been with two people at the same time before. It’s different strokes for different folks but I would say it’s a pretty fun sex life.’ Cait and Chris say they are bisexual while Matt defines himself as homoflexible, meaning he prefers men but is open to women. He said: ‘I guess I had an awakening after I had a sexual experience with a woman. It is just another body, another soul, a connection that I can have.‘
Cait, who officiated her boyfriends’ wedding, said she was jealous at first because she liked Chris more than Matt and was frustrated that she would have to share him with Matt. Matt said he was also jealous of Cait because he thought Chris would love him more than her, but both said they soon came to terms with their place in the relationship.
The ‘throuple’ say they are thinking about having children in the future and believe any child would be ‘lucky’ to have three parents. But Matt said they are happy with their two dogs for now.
Hey, #loveislove or something like that.
Via Daily Mail: A mother who was reunited with her son after giving him up for adoption more than 30 years ago says the pair are in love and trying for a baby after he left his wife for her.
British-born Kim West, 51, and her son Ben Ford, 32, who lives in Michigan, have been in a relationship since they met in 2014 and says they have ‘incredible and mind-blowing’ sex.
The pair came back into contact two years ago after Mr. Ford wanted to find out more about his birth parents and got in touch with Miss West. They found themselves sexually attracted to each other and shared their first kiss over a bottle of champagne in a hotel before having sex. And just three days after they had sex for the first time, Mr. Ford told his wife Victoria, he no longer loved her and would be leaving. He told New Day that he told his wife: ‘Everytime I have had sex with you since I met her, I imagine it’s her I am kissing, otherwise I can’t perform.’
West, who grew up in Islington, London, became pregnant while studying in California and after giving birth to her son aged 19, gave him up for adoption. After Ford was adopted a week after he was born, she came back to the UK but was unable to make a relationship work.
But in December 2013, she received a letter from her son, who was looking to track down his biological parents. And ever since the pair were reunited in January 2014, they realised they were attracted to each other. Now two years on, he is in a relationship with his mother with the pair living in Michigan in what they describe as ‘Genetic Sexual Attraction’ (GSA). And now they plan to marry and are even trying to have a baby together.
West, who works as an interior designer, told Alley Einstein of New Day: ‘Thisis not incest, it is GSA. We are like peas in a pod and are meant to be together. I know people will say we’re disgusting, that we should be able to control our feelings, but when you’re hit by a love so consuming you are willing to give up everything for it, you have to fight for it.’
Incest is illegal in the couple’s home state of Michigan and judges in the state are able to give out life sentences to those found guilty of the offence. However, it is unclear if a case against them would be pursued and the couple say they would move if that were the case.
Ford first got in touch with his biological mother in December 2013, while living with his wife in Colorado, as he wanted to know more about his birth parents. They arranged to meet up and the couple grew close, and eventually shared their first kiss.
Soon after, Ford, a freelance computer coder, left his wife after realising he had fallen for his mother and moved to Michigan, where they met with another GSA couple. Now the couple are planning a special wedding and hope to have a baby together. They also say they will consider surrogacy, if they are unable to have a biological child.
Genetic sexual attraction is a seldom-talked about phenomenon that occurs between adoptees and their long-lost parents. It describes feelings of intense intimacy between two relatives who have been separated during the critical years of development and bonding, and then meet for the first time as adults.
When an adult-child and their biological parent finally meet, the brain struggles to associate each other as family. Instead, they become captivated with one another, sharing similar physical features, likes and dislikes, which is coupled with complex feelings of intimacy. This can lead both parties to express their emotions sexually.
The phenomenon was first identified by Barbara Gonyo in the Eighties, after she a wrote book called I’m His Mother, But He’s Not My Son, which recounted her personal story of reuniting with the son she placed for adoption at 16.
Read the whole story here.
My prediction: This will be a “civil right” in the near future. SF Gate: An Oakland family has found what they think is the key to a happy household: three parents.
Two women named Melinda and Dani Phoenix and the man they both consider their husband, Jonathan Stein, are in a polyamorous relationship and parenting two babies together under the same roof. Melinda and Dani began their relationship as a lesbian couple and became domestic partners in 2010. A year later, Jonathan joined them as the third partner and the three married last summer in a ceremony that is not legally recognized.
Now they’re sharing their story to raise awareness about polyamorous families and hope that some day these arrangements can be widely accepted and legally recognized. With children entering their picture, they feel gaining support from the community is more important than ever.
Melinda delivered her first child, Oliver, in a water birth on September 6, 2014, with Dani and Jonathan by her side. A month later, Melinda and Jonathan supported Dani in the birthing tub and welcomed Ella Lynn on October 11.
Now the three are working as a team and sharing the responsibilities of caring for two babies. While many new parents are sleep-deprived and overwhelmed, this trio are gliding through parenthood as they take turns with childcare, diaper changes and nighttime feedings. “We split things up,” Dani says. “We’re all working hard and well as a team.”
“Melinda and I both breastfeed. He’s my son and she’s my daughter and vice versa. We share that responsibility and that love with them.”
In addition to nurturing two new babies, the three parents are working various degrees of part-time hours outside the home. Dani has a low-key dog-walking service, Melinda runs her own healing studio in Oakland called East-West Collaborative Health and Jonathan keeps busy as a self-employed carpenter. Together, they earn enough money to cover household expenses. With three parents rotating kid duty, it’s also possible for the two moms to advance their careers by going to school. Melinda is earning a degree in Chinese medicine and after a semester break, she’s now loading up on extra units while Dani stays home to watch the babies. “I’m the primary boob for the babies,” Dani says, jokingly.
Dani plans to return to school in the fall to finish her degree to become a sign language interpreter, and Jonathan will support her by accepting fewer carpentry jobs and spending more time with the babies. “We’ll be roughing it for awhile as our income will go down, but we don’t need a lot,” says Dani. “We consider ourselves minimalists.”
The family originally lived in Healdsburg in a farm-like setting and recently moved to an Oakland neighborhood near Mills College to shorten Dani and Melinda’s commute to school. ”We still have goats,” Dani says. “We plan to move back to the country when we’re done with school.”
Polyamory is a term used to define people who love multiple partners at the same time. A polyamorous relationship can range from a married person with multiple love interests to an informal group marriage. Some engage in group sex while others have one-on-one sexual relationships with multiple partners.
Polygamy falls under the polyamory umbrella and refers to a structure with one man who dominates over two or more wives. In a polygamous relationship the wives don’t have an intimate relationship. The Stein-Phoenix clan is different because Melinda and Dani are romantically involved and all three partners are viewed as equals.
“If one was to put a fancy label on our relationship one would say we are a poly fidelitous triad, meaning we are focused on just the three of us (for now at least) and not open to other partners,” Dani says.
A 2009 Newsweek(now there’s a reliable source) article reported that more than a half-million people prefer a more populous relationship over the traditional two-person one, but some researchers say the numbers could be much higher due to underreporting.
Jonathan, Dani and Melinda are sharing their version of polyamory in video clips and blogs on their website LooksLikeLovetoMe.com. Dani has chronicled the story ever since she and Melinda first met at a music festival in 2008 and is now collaborating with local videographer Stephanie Pettee to produce a documentary that reveals the mystery behind a polyamorous family.
“We get so many questions about our relationship,” Dani told SFGate. “Our mission is to share our story and answer some of those questions. I think society has a tendency to put constraints on what love should be but that image isn’t always successful because it’s constraining.” “We want people to accept other ways to love. We want to empower others to love in the way they feel most comfortable.”
With the UK press recently covering the family’s story, the trio are hearing from people all over the world who have been touched by their philosophy.
“We’ve received great responses from individuals who feel inspired by the story,” Dani says. “People who aren’t happy in their relationships are writing in. We’re hearing from people who are polyamorous but can’t be open about it.”
Extended family have been supportive with Jonathan’s mom attending their three-way wedding and Dani’s mom flying out from the East Coast to meet the new babies.
But the harshest critics have been a few family members from conservative backgrounds. Melinda’s mom was slow to warm up to their situation. “She didn’t come to the wedding and didn’t even want to see us,” Jonathan said in an interview. “But now she’s inviting us to bring the grandchildren to the house.”
Jonathan adds that when he first started telling his friends about his polyamorous relationship they didn’t think he was serious. “They thought it was all about kinky sex,” he told SFGate. “But now that we’ve spent time around them together they see how it works. If people aren’t exposed to our situation, then they don’t get it.”
Jonathan says the biggest misconception people have about their relationship is that he rules the roost, but he’s quick to point out that this is an equal partnership. “People think that because I have two wives that I’ve succeeded in life as a man,” Jonathan says. “But really it’s more like a bisexual women couple and their husband. It’s not a masculine-run household.”
Melinda and Dani married on a California beach on June 26, 2010, but since same-sex marriage was not legal in the Golden State at the time, their union is not legal. A year later, Melinda confessed to Dani that she was feeling unfulfilled and wanted a man in her life. Months later, the two felt an instant connection with Jonathan in a building class and wrote him a letter revealing their romantic interest.
“When I met the girls I was just coming out of a long-term relationship with my childhood sweetheart,” Jonathan told the Daily Mail. ”I thought they were amazing and fancied them both, but I had to think long and hard whether I was capable of loving them both. While men might fantasize about such a situation, in reality it is double the responsibility.”
On a road trip, the three bonded and Jonathan warmed to the idea of loving two women. The three moved in together in 2013 and made plans to start a family.
“We all have a fabulous sex life, share the same bed, so we just made sure we timed things correctly and prayed our wishes would come true,” Melinda told the Daily Mail. “I found out I was pregnant on January 14th (2014) and two weeks later we all let out a scream of pure delight when we found out Dani was expecting too.”
Before the babies arrived, the three married in a ceremony among friends and family last July, and while their marriage isn’t recognized legally they hope it will be someday. “There’s a huge polyamorous community that people don’t even know about,” Dani says. “Society really looks down on it, so we understand why poly people don’t ‘come out.’
“We want to show that love is beautiful and it’s OK to talk about it, regardless of what it ‘looks like.’ It’s really like any of the civil rights movements of the past, the more people are respectfully exposed to it the more people will accept it. We’re proud to get the conversations started.”
NY Post: It was a case of “I do” times three. A trio of gay homosexual men from Thailand got married on Valentine’s Day in Uthai Thani Province, Thailand, according to Caters News Agency.
Joke, 29, Bell, 21, and Art, 26, are thought to be the world’s first gay homosexual threesome to get hitched.
The happy “throuple” have become Internet famous, as photos from the “happiest day of their lives” quickly went viral and Thai media outlets shared their unusual love story. “I think we are first three-way same-sex males to have a wedding — possibly in the world,” said Bell. “Some people may not agree and are probably amazed by our decision, but we believe many people do understand and accept our choice. Love is love, after all.”
While Thai law does not recognize same-sex marriages, the trio threw a symbolic ceremony under Buddhist law.
Art and Joke met each other through mutual business and started dating after they worked together in 2010. Meanwhile, Bell was studying management at Phitsanuloke University and would attend the same parties as the couple. He soon realized he was developing feelings for them.
But it was not until Bell was hospitalized with a congenital disease that the three men became so close, eventually floating the idea of a marriage.
While the proposal was unconventional, Bell did have one traditional stipulation: Art and Joke had to ask his parents for his hand in marriage. “It might seem strange to some, but many people understand our bond and the reasons we got married,” said Art.
Thailand is considered more tolerant than many other Asian countries when it comes to LGBTQ rights, and the married trio says that helped give them the confidence to come out. “Now Thai society has a better understanding of sexual orientation as many same-sex weddings appear on TV, newspapers and social media, we feel more accepted,” said Joke.
Just last year, a married lesbian throuple from Massachusetts shared their story and were expecting their first child.
You might ask how their marriage could affect mine? Or what’s the harm with what people do in the privacy of their bedroom?
Ask yourself how changing the definition would change the social institution of marriage. And how does this affect children (see link to study below)?
And if you believe that #loveislove, do you discriminate against two (or three or four, etc.) relatives that choose to marry?