A 'throuple' have opened up about their sex life and insist that those who are against their relationship are jealous.
Daniella Masciola, 21, Priscilla Soares, 26, and Steven Bolden, 27, from Connecticut, US, have been in a three-way relationship since May last year.
Steven and Priscilla had been in an open-relationship for several years and then met Daniella in October 2019 after visiting the shoe shop she worked at.
Daniella and Steven ended up bumping into each other again in May 2020 when they both began working at Amazon and felt an 'instant chemistry'.
After explaining that he and Priscilla were in an open relationship they began to see each other.
Daniella later met Priscilla and, after hitting it off, decided the trio would start dating.
Now the three only date each other and are happier than ever with their 'closed poly triad'.
Steven and Priscilla live together, while Daniella spends most evenings with them at their home.
They say a typical day involves them waking up and having breakfast together before walking their dog Bella and heading off to work.
In the evenings they sit around watching TV or playing board game before turning in.
And when it comes to their sex they say it's 'probably not what most people think'.
Steven said: "We like to keep the focus on the bigger picture and the more important aspects of having a successful relationship, poly or otherwise.
"A big misconception about a throuple is that it's a sexual free-for-all and that we are basically swingers, which is not what we are at all.
"Picture a traditional happy, healthy relationship - then multiply it by three and you have our relationship.
"Yes, there's obviously more threesomes than the average person has but for the most part, it's one-on-one.
"Threesomes every day would just be too much work!"
And while the trio - and their family and friends - are all happy with their unusual set up, they admit not everyone is supportive.
Steven said: "The hardest thing about our relationship is outside voices.
"Polygamy shouldn't be this 'taboo' thing some people may see it as and we've received disgusting messages from people calling the girls 'stupid, manipulated and lost'.
"Others tell me I'm 'narcissistic, insecure or even a closet homosexual'.
"I think a lot of hate actually comes from jealousy.
"Many people are in unhappy relationships and are getting cheated on and lied to.
"People who criticise anything, especially things they don't understand, probably just haven't been around the block enough yet."
Priscilla added: "Love is not so black and white, so I think the love I have with Steven is different from the love I have with Dani, and both of those love connections are different from the connection we all have together.
"I couldn't tell you exactly what 'love' is but I could tell you this is love and there are no rules to love."
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