How to Politely Turn Down a Threesome

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threesomeThere are some situations where it's easy to say no. Like, "Do you want to eat this slug that was just slimeing itself all over a piece of poop?" No, thanks. Or, "How about I massage you while you sit in a chair that is on fire?" No, I'll pass. But there are some propositions that pique your interest, even if it's not something you really want to do. Like being asked to be a part of a threesome.

That's because the very question plays with our ego and makes us feel wanted, desired, sexy, and all the other good things that come with some sexual propositions. But what happens when you aren't into really having a threesome, and you are really just super flattered you were asked? You can't offend with your response ... you know, just in case you change your mind at some point. Or maybe you're friends with the people or person who asked. Fret not, sexy one. Here's how to politely turn down a menage a trois.

Smile. The best first response should be a smile. Always. Even if someone is asking you to do the unthinkable. You know the expression kill them with kindness? Well, a smile is the safest answer. You can't offend with a smile, it's like you are mulling it over, while also showing that you are flattered you were even asked. Because think about the balls it took for someone to even ask you (or anyone) to have a threesome to begin with. This person could have agonized for hours, days, weeks, over how to ask. And they chose you. You should be flattered. It's not every day people get asked to get naked and join them in a sexual escapade with two other people that you probably will never forget for the rest of your life.

Show excitement. After the smile, merge into excitement saying something like, Wow, that sounds incredible! and then smile a naughty type of smile. The person flattered you by asking, so now you return the favor by flattering the asker by hinting that you think the experience would be incredible.

Deliver the excuse. There has to be a reason for not wanting to have a threesome, and you should reveal it but candy-coated as not to offend. For example, you cannot say, "You are ugly and I'd never want my vagina near yours" if a girl was asking. If it's a guy, you shouldn't say, "Your penis has as good of a chance as Charlie Sheen in getting in my pants." That is, if you wouldn't have sex with Charlie Sheen. He was hot back in the day. May know some killer sex moves from porning around. So instead of that, say something like, "I can't believe you asked me! I'm so flattered! But I'm just too prude for that." You can say this even if you've lost count of how many sexual partners you've had ... because we all know it's a hell of a lot easier to get naked for one person than it is for two.

Give more lip. Follow up your excuse with more shameless flattery. Ask questions -- act intrigued ... because you know you are. Suggest other third parties. You will probably go home and fantasize about what it would have been like if you said yes to the threesome. And those fantasies will be incredible, but you still never want them to come true.

How would you politely turn down a threesome?


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Rosas... RosasMummy

what a strange article

nonmember avatar nicky

Slow day??

purpl... purpleflower514

I probably wouldn't turn one down...

I would be interested in an article on arranging to have a threesome

cassi... cassie_kellison

Honestly, if I were asked I would probably laugh! Anyone who knows me, knows that I would not be into that, and if they don't know me then what the heck is wrong with them!? They don't know if I'm diseased or not, they don't know if I wont do it then kill them later, or that I wont turn into some crazy stalker or tell everyone I know. Ya no.

lasombrs lasombrs

I would probably burst out laughing in all honesty


Michelle... What the heck is up with you? Why the hell should I be polite when I find that proposition really skanky. I'm pretty sure I'd tell them to fuck off...without me of course

Wheep... Wheepingchree

It would depend on who asked me. My husband and I have had threesomes with my best friend.  So I'm not against the idea..


MomOf... MomOf2winsPlus1


You know, I've read some useless shit on here, but this one takes the cake.

You know the one failsafe way to "turn down a threesome"?  Say no.  

I guess THAT article would have left you without a way to use your Charlie Sheen joke, though.  (Am I wrong?  I doubt it!)bad


Joye Prue

Wow, you can't even write about something as fun as threesomes without all the uptight bitches giving you a hard time, can you Michele?

bills... billsfan1104

How about saying fuck off?

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