Gay Triad Relationships or more

Discussion in 'Relationships, Discrimination, and Jealousy' started by matt121matt121, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. matt121matt121

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    Just Curious if anyone has ever been in, observered, heard about, or knows anyone in a gay triad relationship.

    Meaning a relationship that consists of 3 people.

    I know gay triad's exist so this brings on the question what about four people.

    Do quad relationships exist?

    If these types of relationships exist, what types of guys are involved in them?.. are the guys bottoms, tops, or all vers, or a combination.
     
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    All the triads I know of are/were MFF or MMF. I don't know of any MMM triads. Oh, wait, I just thought of one! Yes, I know of one MMM, but I don't think it lasted longer than a year. I don't know who was a bottom or top or what. I didn't ask.
     
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    I know one, but not that well. I can't tell details, but they were around for certainly a few years. I did find it quite interesting
     
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    Several come to mind. I have always thought that it's perfectly normal for gay men to establish and define their relationships as they see fit. Many opt for a traditional one on one...it's easier and conforms with the norm. But there are those who find happiness in their own definition of a relationship. The threesomes I know of are all different in their dynamics. And have evolved over the years.
     
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    I am in the BDSM community and know of a few poly relationships. One great one comes to mind. A very outstanding Sir has a boy, a slave, and a puppy. They Sir, boy and slave have been together for a couple of years. The puppy was added about a year ago. They have a great relationship it appears and of course get ton of attention at the bars and gathering--because of looks, situations, and they all have great attitudes.

    I believe it takes work and openess and honesty to make it all work. I do know that slave and puppy have contracts, not sure if the boy has one with the Sir out side of the that with the two others.

    Also know of others, but they tend to be less formal.
     
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    i've always thought a group of 5 or 6 guys living in a frat house situation (all bfs with each other) would be one hell of a power group. it would have to be mentally stable guys all with jobs that allow them to provide for the group.
     
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    The poly groups I'm aware of are also from within the BDSM community and follow similar patterns and structure.

    Over the years, I've been introduced to guys outside the leather scene who live as triads, but the novelty nature of them made them very rare indeed. My understanding is that they started as a duo and found a third whom they mutually came to respect and love. Presumably the sex didn't always involve all three at once, though I'm sure it did most (or at least some) of the time.

    My own feelings about triads are mixed. On the one hand: whatever floats someone else's boat is really none of my business; on the other hand, it's not a choice I can ever see myself making.

    I've met many couples involved in open relationships but never one who would be open to anything other than a sexual encounter. Multiple encounters with the same couple (beyond two or three) have always exposed the underlying weaknesses, rather than strengths, of their relationship, and it wasn't always very sexy :rolleyes:

    I have heard tell of "closed" groups of anywhere from three to as many as ten guys, some single, others partnered in pairs, who are sworn to only having sex with other members of the group. Though I have reservations about this as a safer-sex practice, the members of these groups are all verifiably HIV-negative (or at least were when joining) and, because of the strict oaths of complete fidelity to the group, enjoy unprotected sex. This is not an endorsement of the practice, only an acknowledgment that such arrangements exist.
     
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    It's also called a troika. I had one friend who was in one. It seemed super stable, and they had been together for years. I think they are reserved for those who have moved beyond issues such as jealousy and possession. I would be very open to trying one if the opportunity presented itself.
     
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    An old roommate of mine was in a "triad" or whatever title they gave it. I can see how it could work however it did not work well for them. I believe that it was just a matter of the people involved though. It was a 2 bottom one top thing and they all had a flair for the dramatic, which did not make for a smooth relationship. I am sure if the chance presented itself I would give it a try.
     
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    How about husbands or boyfriends swap? That would be a great reality show for cable. LMFAO !!!
     
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    Hey Matt! Great to see you are still an active member. (He-he...he said 'member'.)

    We have known at least three triads here in Fort Lauderdale. The longest lasting of the triads consisting a Top, a bottom & a versatile. The Top & bottom met a wonderful (and I'll admit very cute versatile) whom they had an encounter with. One time led to another which led to another...etc, etc. Finally, after always seeing the three of them together, they admitted to the triad. They were together for about three years. Eventually, the versatile wanted his own BF so he left the other two. The other two triads we've know didn't last but for a short few months.

    P.S. Hope to see you at the next SFLA Get-together.
     
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    We have three friends who were in a triad, and are no longer friends of one another although all are still friends with us. The bitter feelings among the three leaves me feeling that it's an inherently unstable situation doomed to failure.
     
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    I have to good gay friends that have been together over 15 years. They have two adopted sons and recently took in a 3rd man about 3 years ago. They all live together as one big MMM family.
     
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    I got excited about this thread because I thought you meant 'triad' as in crime gang! Hot gay relationships in gangs of men!