Ménage à trois

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For a romantic relationship involving three people, see Love triangle. For sexual activity involving three people at the same time, see Threesome. For other uses, see Ménage à trois (disambiguation).
Postcard, c. 1910

A ménage à trois (French for "household of three") is a domestic arrangement in which three people having romantic and/or sexual relations with each other occupy the same household.

It is a form of polyamory.

Historical instances[edit]

Some known historical examples of ménages à trois are:

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Constantine, David (2001-03-08), Fields of Fire: a life of Sir William Hamilton, London: Wiedenfeld and Nicholson, p. 242 et seq., ISBN 1-84212-581-8 
  2. ^ Poulet, Anne L. (2003-12-12), "Dorothea von Rodde-Schlözer (1770–1825)", Jean-Antoine Houdon: Sculptor of the Enlightenment, University of Chicago Press, p. 319, ISBN 0-226-67647-1 
  3. ^ Mars-Jones, Adam (2002-04-06), Aldous and His Women, The Observer, retrieved 2013-09-06, "Aldous was shy and impractical, not the sort of man who could manage adultery without help from his wife. The correspondence with Mary Hutchinson makes clear that Maria was not merely complicit but actively 'omnifutuent', to borrow her husband's splendid word for bisexuality." 
  4. ^ Perrin, Noel (2003-09-01). A Child's Delight. University Press of New England. p. 106. ISBN 1-58465-352-3. 
  5. ^ BBC Four: Hattie
  6. ^ Starkey, David (2000-04-27), Elizabeth, Chatto & Windus, ISBN 0-7011-6939-7 
  7. ^ Porter, Linda (2010-03-19), Katherine the Queen: The Remarkable Life of Katherine Parr, Macmillan, ISBN 0-230-71039-5 
  8. ^ Gray, du Plessix Gray (2006-06-06), Them: A Memoir of Parents, New York: Penguin Press, pp. 51–52, ISBN 0-14-303719-6, "In 1918, when Mayakovsky and the Briks became inseparable, he simply moved in with them. Throughout the rest of his life, he made his home at a succession of flats that the Briks occupied." 
  9. ^ Elena Golovin (June 2000), Караван Историй [Caravan Stories] (in Russian), retrieved 2013-09-06 
  10. ^ Bair, Deirdre (2003-11-13), Jung: A Biography, Boston: Little, Brown, ISBN 0-316-07665-1 
  11. ^ Moore, Walter J. (1992-05-29), Schrödinger: Life and Thought, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-43767-9 


  • Barbara Foster, Michael Foster, Letha Hadady. Three in Love: Ménages à trois from Ancient to Modern Times. ISBN 0-595-00807-0.
  • Vicki Vantoch. The Threesome Handbook: A Practical Guide to sleeping with three. ISBN 1-56858-333-8.

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