Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. The Next Cultural Innovation: Throuples

 

OK, if you’re a naïve rube like me you might ask yourself what is a “throuple?” It turns out it’s a relatively new word formed by the blending of “three” and “couple” and it means “a long-term sexual relationship between three people” per a new entry into the Macmillan Dictionary. They must be ahead of the cultural curve from Webster’s.

You would think that the culture couldn’t sink any lower. Every day this absurdity of changing one’s gender identity takes deeper root. Today we were informed that a biological male (is there really any other kind?) will be competing against women in the Olympic trials.

A biologically male marathon runner who identifies as a transgender woman is set to compete in the USA Olympic trials later in February.

Megan Youngren “is set to make history on Feb. 29 as the first openly transgender athlete to compete at the U.S. Olympic marathon trials,” Sports Illustrated reported. Youngren qualified for the trials after a strong performance on Dec. 8, 2019 in the California International Marathon.

This after two men—supposedly spouses—kissed on stage after one was participating in a presidential debate for the United States Presidency. No matter what is written on paper or declared legal Petey and Chasten do not form a marriage. But the culture has decided they do.

As if all this wasn’t spinning a conservative’s head around faster than a demonic possession in a movie, we now have throuples being endorsed on television.

The HGTV show House Hunters featured its first “Throuple”, or polyamorous couple, on its show Wednesday night.

A “Throuple” is a relationship made up of three people. In this case, two women and a man named Lori, Geli, and Brian. The couple has two children, who are biologically related to Brian and Lori.

In the episode, the trio describes their ideal home as one that has a three-car garage, a master bedroom that fits three people, and room for the two children. While looking at a house’s kitchen, Lori remarked on its size as a “couple’s kitchen, not a throuple’s kitchen.”

The episode describes to viewers how the couple met. Brian and Lori were legally married and met Geli at a bar, where they fell in love with her. Brian and Lori subsequently exchanged vows in a commitment ceremony, which their children attended.

The episode was titled “Three’s Not A Crowd In Colorado Springs,” and received mixed reviews. Some viewers disapproved of the show featuring a polyamorous couple, while others lauded it for being progressive.

Oh, how quaint. Love knows no bounds, especially on St. Valentine’s Day. They even invited their children to the ceremony. A ceremony of what and by whom?

HGTV ought to be ashamed of themselves but I’m sure they feel pride. From the absurdity of gay marriage to the absurdity of transgenderism to the absurdity of throuples, we conservatives can’t keep up. Progressives are moving faster than a lump of crap falling off the Empire State Building. And making the same splat.

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  1. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member

    It is a bit funny to think that the Wokeists are now supportive of a man having a harem.

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    • February 14, 2020, at 7:35 AM PST
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  2. Doug Kimball Thatcher

    How long before California declares that it is discriminatory to enforce its polygamy laws?

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    • February 14, 2020, at 7:38 AM PST
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  3. DonG (skeptic) Coolidge

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    It is a bit funny to think that the Wokeists are now supportive of a man having a harem.

    I am offended that you used gendered language there.

    The problem is that we have too many forms designed around marriages of 2 adults. But, I have never lived in Utah and they may have forms with wife1, wife2, wife3,… 

     

     

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    • February 14, 2020, at 7:56 AM PST
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  4. Manny Member
    Manny

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    It is a bit funny to think that the Wokeists are now supportive of a man having a harem.

    I am offended that you used gendered language there.

    The problem is that we have too many forms designed around marriages of 2 adults. But, I have never lived in Utah and they may have forms with wife1, wife2, wife3,…

     

     

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    I also thought that might have been an Islamic marriage but I see the women don’t have any head coverings. ;)

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    • February 14, 2020, at 7:57 AM PST
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  5. Stad Thatcher

    Manny: HGTV ought to be ashamed of themselves but actually I’m sure they feel pride.

    We stopped watching House Hunters ages ago. It used to be fun, and we played along trying to guess which house a couple would pick. Just when we got good at it, HGTV changed the format. The best I could figure, if there was one obvious choice, the people would pick a house totally different, usually based on a previously undisclosed desire, or a change of heart about how important a feature was.

    While this was going on, we also noticed they started showing significantly more gay and interracial couples in disproportionate numbers compared to the general population. While I don’t care about interracial couples, I did wonder if they weren’t actively promoting it as a new norm (it is a slowly growing number: https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2018/07/interracial-marriages.html). However, the gay stuff was a bit of a turnoff. However, it doesn’t surprise me that now we’re going to numbers greater than three.

    However, I will watch the first episode featuring a mixed-species couple:

    Host: So, what house did you pick?

    Wife: Baaaa!

    Host (turning to husband): So, I see her desire for a big barn overrode your desire for a mancave.

    Husband (laughing): Yep, it really gets my goat when she has her whey.

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    • February 14, 2020, at 8:05 AM PST
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  6. Aaron Miller Member
    Aaron Miller Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Manny: So you would think that the culture couldn’t sink any lower. Every day this absurdity of changing one’s gender identity takes deeper root.

    There is no end to that slippery slope. Transgenderism, having utterly severed the connection between inherited nature and public identity, opened Pandora’s box. The deeper down the rabbit hole of radical self-creation we go, the quicker changes will come, the more radical they will be, and the more numerous. Pederasty, beastiality, everyday cosplay, and more are on the way. 

    Mark Steyn argued we were “in the fast lane to polygamy” more than a decade ago

    Claire L’Heureux-Dubé, the former Supreme Court justice, remains confident the drawbridge is firmly up. “Marriage is a union of two people, period,” she said in Quebec the other day. But it used to be a union of one man and one woman, period. And, if that period got kicked down the page to accommodate a comma and a subordinate clause, why shouldn’t it get kicked again? If the sex of the participants is no longer relevant, why should the number be?

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    • February 14, 2020, at 8:06 AM PST
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  7. Freeven Member
    Freeven Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    From the article:

    Brian and Lori were legally married…. Brian and Lori subsequently exchanged vows in a commitment ceremony…

    I remember the good ol’ days when a legal marriage was considered a commitment. Apparently, commitment doesn’t mean what it used to.

    The episode was titled “Three’s Not A Crowd In Colorado Springs,” and received mixed reviews. Some viewers disapproved of the show featuring a polyamorous couple, while others lauded it for being progressive.

    And apparently progressive is now seen as a value unto itself.

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    • February 14, 2020, at 8:15 AM PST
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  8. PHCheese Member

    We have one of those going on in the Cheese household. Mr. And MrsCheese and Jack The Dog.

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    • February 14, 2020, at 8:28 AM PST
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  9. Richard Easton Member

    PHCheese (View Comment):

    We have one of those going on in the Cheese household. Mr. And MrsCheese and Jack The Dog.

    Jack is broadminded about letting you live in his house.

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    • February 14, 2020, at 8:40 AM PST
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  10. Terry Mott Member

    When sodomy laws were declared unconstitutional, conservatives asked, “What’s next? Gay Marriage?” Liberals said, “Of course not! Don’t be so paranoid!”

    When gay marriage was mandated, conservatives asked, “What’s next? Polygamy?” Liberals said, “Of course not! Don’t be so paranoid!”

    Just because you’re paranoid, it doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you.

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    • February 14, 2020, at 9:02 AM PST
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  11. Arahant Member

    Stad (View Comment):
    Husband (laughing): Yep, it really gets my goat when she has her whey.

    Baaad, Staaaad! No hay for you tonight.

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    • February 14, 2020, at 9:02 AM PST
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  12. Arahant Member

    We don’t need a new word: ménage à trois.

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    • February 14, 2020, at 9:06 AM PST
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  13. MarciN Member

    Manny: “Brian and Lori were legally married and met Geli at a bar, where they fell in love with her. Brian and Lori subsequently exchanged vows in a commitment ceremony, which their children attended.”

    Am I to assume the commitment ceremony included Geli? It does not say.

    And this is really interesting too:

    Manny: A biologically male marathon runner who identifies as a transgender woman is set to compete in the USA Olympic trials later in February.

    For the transgender woman to have made it to the Olympic trials, he has already outrun hundreds of very fast women.

    Over the last fifty years of debate on women’s participation in sports and active military, police, and firefighting jobs, it has become an offense to suggest the old thinking, that the fastest and strongest woman will never be as fast and strong as the fastest and strongest man. In other words, it is an offense to state that men are faster and stronger than women for biological reasons. That’s the logic that opened the door for men to compete in women’s sports and for women to compete in men’s sports. There are supposedly no differences between the sexes. Yet here is proof that there are differences.

    Seeing so many transgender men outperforming women in women’s sports should prompt the Left to question one of their most cherished beliefs. With no biological basis for segregated sports, women’s sports should go away entirely. How can we justify separate teams and leagues for women? Once we get rid of separate teams, women will show up to try out for the team and simply never (or very seldom) pass the tests.

    The Boston Marathon has been keeping two sets of scores for years. Last year’s were these:

    The 2019 Boston Marathon was the 123rd running of the Boston Athletic Association’s Boston Marathon. It took place on Monday, April 15, 2019 (Patriots’ Day in Massachusetts). Lawrence Cherono won the men’s foot race in 2:07:57 and Worknesh Degefa won the women’s foot race in 2:23.31.

    It seems to me that we will soon be right back to where we started: men and women are different biologically. :-)

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    • February 14, 2020, at 9:17 AM PST
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  14. Jon1979 Lincoln

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    It is a bit funny to think that the Wokeists are now supportive of a man having a harem.

    The return of the ‘Free Love’ movement of the late 1960s and early 70s, which never ended very well, because someone always ended up as the favorite and the other(s) ended up feeling left out and getting nothing rewarding from the relationship. It’s the 21st Century left, reinventing the sexual revolution wheel in order to tweak societal rules and completely forgetting what happened when their progressive parents or grandparents did the same thing a half century ago.

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    • February 14, 2020, at 9:22 AM PST
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  15. Al French, PIT Geezer Moderator

    Manny: OK, if you’re a naïve rube like me you might ask yourself what is a “throuple?” As it turns out it’s relatively new word formed by the blending of “three” and “couple” and it means “a long-term sexual relationship between three people” per a new entry into the Macmillan Dictionary.

    Although it looks as if they got it right, I’d be wary of any dictionary that uses “between” three people rather than “among”.

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    • February 14, 2020, at 9:28 AM PST
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  16. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge

    This battle is already lost. Multiple people marriage restrictions will fall as soon as anybody cares to challenge them. For my part I am not even bothering to fight it anymore.

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    • February 14, 2020, at 9:28 AM PST
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  17. Arahant Member

    Jon1979 (View Comment):
    It’s the 21st Century left, reinventing the sexual revolution wheel in order to tweak societal rules and completely forgetting what happened when their progressive parents or grandparents did the same thing a half century ago.

    Oh, the 60’s weren’t the first time, either. Nor even the tenth time.

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    • February 14, 2020, at 9:36 AM PST
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  18. Stad Thatcher

    Arahant (View Comment):

    We don’t need a new word: ménage à trois.

    Two people and a goat: menagerie à trois?

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    • February 14, 2020, at 9:41 AM PST
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  19. Manny Member
    Manny

    Arahant (View Comment):

    We don’t need a new word: ménage à trois.

    I think that just refers to a sexual encounter, not a relationship. But I could be wrong.

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    • February 14, 2020, at 9:46 AM PST
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  20. Manny Member
    Manny

    MarciN (View Comment):

    Manny: “Brian and Lori were legally married and met Geli at a bar, where they fell in love with her. Brian and Lori subsequently exchanged vows in a commitment ceremony, which their children attended.”

    Am I to assume the commitment ceremony included Geli? It does not say.

    The way I read that was Brian and Lori exchanged vows with Geli. (Haha, it makes me laugh just writing it.) I think it was an oversight in grammar.

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    • February 14, 2020, at 9:49 AM PST
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  21. Manny Member
    Manny

    Jon1979 (View Comment):

    Manny: “Brian and Lori were legally married and met Geli at a bar, where they fell in love with her. Brian and Lori subsequently exchanged vows in a commitment ceremony, which their children attended.”

    Am I to assume the commitment ceremony included Geli? It does not say.

    Perhaps one can see the culmination of the sexual revolution here. But culmination implies an end. I suspect they will keep finding and finding new varieties of cultural norms to establish. The end never seems to be in sight.

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    • February 14, 2020, at 9:51 AM PST
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  22. Manny Member
    Manny

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Manny: “Brian and Lori were legally married and met Geli at a bar, where they fell in love with her. Brian and Lori subsequently exchanged vows in a commitment ceremony, which their children attended.”

    Am I to assume the commitment ceremony included Geli? It does not say.

    Well, as someone who identifies as John/Jane, I wonder who’s side you’re on. ;) I’m teasing.

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    • February 14, 2020, at 9:53 AM PST
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  23. Manny Member
    Manny

    Aaron Miller (View Comment):

    Manny: So you would think that the culture couldn’t sink any lower. Every day this absurdity of changing one’s gender identity takes deeper root.

    There is no end to that slippery slope. Transgenderism, having utterly severed the connection between inherited nature and public identity, opened Pandora’s box. The deeper down the rabbit hole of radical self-creation we go, the quicker changes will come, the more radical they will be, and the more numerous. Pederasty, beastiality, everyday cosplay, and more are on the way.

    Mark Steyn argued we were “in the fast lane to polygamy” more than a decade ago.

    Claire L’Heureux-Dubé, the former Supreme Court justice, remains confident the drawbridge is firmly up. “Marriage is a union of two people, period,” she said in Quebec the other day. But it used to be a union of one man and one woman, period. And, if that period got kicked down the page to accommodate a comma and a subordinate clause, why shouldn’t it get kicked again? If the sex of the participants is no longer relevant, why should the number be?

    Mark Steyn may be right. It looks that way.

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    • February 14, 2020, at 9:57 AM PST
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  24. Arahant Member

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    This battle is already lost. Multiple people marriage restrictions will fall as soon as anybody cares to challenge them. For my part I am not even bothering to fight it anymore.

    I’m sure your wife will, though.

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  25. Hoyacon Member

    I could be proven wrong but I’m actually in favor of men competing against women as women. Particularly if they’re good. I can think of nothing better to focus attention on the absurdity of all this than men winning a bunch of medals in the “women’s” Olympics.

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  26. MarciN Member

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    I could be proven wrong but I’m actually in favor of men competing against women as women. Particularly if they’re good. I can think of nothing better to focus attention on the absurdity of all this than men winning a bunch of medals in the “women’s” Olympics.

    Exactly. I agree. 

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    • February 14, 2020, at 10:03 AM PST
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  27. Hoyacon Member

    BTW what does “biologically related to Brian and Lori” mean? Is that what some of us think of as a son or a daughter?

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  28. Arahant Member

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    BTW what does “biologically related to Brian and Lori” mean? Is that what some of us think of as a son or a daughter?

    Yes.

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  29. Arahant Member

    Manny (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    We don’t need a new word: ménage à trois.

    I think that just refers to a sexual encounter, not a relationship. But I could be wrong.

    You are wrong. A threesome is a mere sexual encounter. A ménage à trois is when three set up housekeeping together.

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  30. Manny Member
    Manny

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    BTW what does “biologically related to Brian and Lori” mean? Is that what some of us think of as a son or a daughter?

    I believe it means it was their sperm and egg.

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    • February 14, 2020, at 10:11 AM PST
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