What It Really Means To Play In A ‘Devil’s Triangle’
As written by a man who knows …
News surrounding the United States Senate Judiciary Committee hearings over the potential confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, amid allegations of sexual assault made by Dr. Christine Ford, has many inquiring minds wondering, “What is the real definition of a ‘devil’s triangle’?”
And while Kavanaugh, 53, who currently serves as a judge on the powerful US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, asserted under oath on Thursday, September 27 that ‘Devil’s Triangle’ is a drinking game, played with “three glasses, in a triangle … It’s a ‘Quarters’ game,” there’s a distinctly different definition with a highly sexual meaning that’s been around far longer than the past few days.
When it comes to the lexicon of sex acts, there are two kinds of threesomes — and don’t you dare get them confused.
There’s “the good kind,” an Female-Male-Female (FMF) threesome, and there’s a “Devil’s Triangle” AKA a Male-Female-Male (MFM) threesome.
MFM threesomes are the kind guys are worried their girl really means when she says, “Sure, I’d be up for a threesome sometime.”
(Please note: I’m not distinguishing between MFM and MMF, though those are very different animals — and, of course, I am totally ignoring FFF and MMM. Broad strokes here, people.)
It is the embodiment of so many double-standards in modern American sexual dynamics: two women kissing/touching is a hot kink, whereas guys even looking at each other during a sex act is gross. It’s not cheating or threatening if it’s a girl with a girl, but it becomes both if there’s an extra guy in the picture.