Conjoined twin explains how she still has sex despite her brother being there
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A conjoined twin has explained how she has intimate moments despite her brother being there.
Lori and George Schappell are the oldest living conjoined twins in the world and even though they are joined at the head, the twins have managed to lead separate lives.
The 61-year-old siblings share 30 percent of their frontal lobe brain tissue and critical blood tissue.
Lori previously shared her wish to find a husband and have children and revealed she lost her virginity aged 23 with her second boyfriend.
George supports his sister’s dating life and he found a way for him to give Lori privacy when she wants to spend personal time with her partners.
“When I go on dates, George would bring along books to read and as we don’t face each other, he could ignore any kissing,” Lori explained.
She also told The Sun: “I don’t see why being a conjoined twin should stop me having a love life and feeling like a woman.”
Lori was engaged but four months before the ceremony was due to take place, her fiancé was killed by a drunk driver.
“It was devastating and my heart is broken,” Lori said.
“I am still in contact with his family and have only recently started dating again.
“George looked after me. If it wasn’t for him, I don’t know if I could have lived through the heartbreak.”
During a documentary interview for Our Life in 1997, Lori expressed her desire to have children.
“I would love to have myself a family - a husband and children of mine,” she said.
George said he would be happy for his sister to get married.
“Well, he [Lori’s future husband] would be like a brother-in-law to me that is is it. They can do whatever they do and I’ll act like I’m not even there. I would block out," he added.
The twins were born on 18 September, 1961 and named Lori and Dori. George changed his birth name from Dori to Reba after Reba McEntire by the ‘90s and by 2007 he had come out as a trans man and settled on the name George.
They became the first same-sex conjoined twins to identify as different genders.
Doctors didn’t think the pair would live beyond 30 but they stunned medical professionals by making it past double their life expectancy when they reached 61 years old in September last year.
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