New York Magazine recently published their Sex Issue, which contained an article about three men in a relationship together. Calling themselves a "throuple," Benny, Jason, and Adrian have been together for four years and run the gay porn studio CockyBoys.
The arrangement began after Jason and Adrian had been together for nine years, when Jason had a fling with a guy he met named Benny. A threesome came next, then a sexual relationship, and finally shared love between the three. Now, they live together and enjoy a domestic home life that most would not expect from the owners of a gay porn studio.
Author Molly Young, whose portrait of the men is quite thoughtful, spent enough time with them to observe just how successful their relationship is.
Still, the impression I have from spending time with Benny, Jason, and Adrian over the past months is that the men are glisteningly, boringly happy. This seems to be the consensus. "No matter how hard I try, I can't wrap my head around it," says Paper’s Elliott. "It's amazing. It's modern. There's nothing sensational about them -- the relationship isn't theater. It just works." Maybe the best way to understand how a throuple functions -- or at least how this throuple functions -- is to imagine a healthy couple, then factor in the sexual variety of a third partner, and then factor in the stability of a third partner. It's strange but true: In tripod manner, a third leg appears to be a good method of favorably distributing tension.
Read the rest at New York Magazine.