13 Threesome Horror Stories, According To Reddit

Threesomes are one of those sex acts that sometimes can be a whole lot better in theory than in reality. That's not to say that having a threesome can't be amazing — it can be, if the third party having sex with a couple who's ready for it or you're a strong, adventurous couple with good communication.

“If you are happy and stable and have a great sex life already, and you're looking to try new experiences together, then a threesome is a great idea,” Polly Superstar, the founder of the sex-positive community Mission Control and author of the book Sex Culture Revolutionary, tells Bustle. “A threesome will not solve your problems or fix a broken relationship.” So if your relationship and communication isn't that strong, then a threesome may not be a good idea.

Group sex can go wrong — very wrong. And this AskReddit thread shows just how bad it can be. People shared their threesome and group sex horror stories and, if you had any doubts about the powers of communication, this list should convince you. It shows what happens if you aren't communicating with a partner or aren't ready — or have just had too much to drink.

From the hilarious and awkward to the actually just not OK, people's responses show just how important it is that you put a little thought into something like a threesome. Here's what people on Reddit had to say about their bad threesomes.

1The One Where They Forgot To Share

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A classic threesome problem: both parties are so focused on one person or on each other that someone feels left out. Sharing is caring, people.

2The One With A Vault And Attack

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Everybody should be aware of the ground rules beforehand. Everyone. You never want one person to unknowingly do something that upsets somebody else.

3The One With The Fridge

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If it's a boring-ass threesome, one solution would be to say something and try to improve it. The other option is apparently to go and get a snack. I'm pretty OK with both of these options.

4The One With The Freak Out

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It's so important to be ready for it and communicate boundaries.

5The One Where They Got Robbed

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I think the moral of this story is never to have a threesome with someone named Goofy.

6The Deliberately Bad One

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This is so unfortunate and confusing for everyone involved — and shows you how important it is that both people are genuinely on board before they invite someone else in.

7The One That Was Exhausting

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If all three people aren't into each other — or even if they are — it can end up being a lot of work for one person.

8The One With Four Loko

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I mean, was this really that much of a surprise?

9The One With Chlamydia

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That one took a definite turn.

10The One With All The Work

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It's easy to think that a drink or two will help relax you into something like a threesome if you're a little nervous, but it can definitely backfire.

11The One With Jealousy

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Even if you're trying to include everyone, it's easy for people to feel left out or hurt.

12The One That Was Blah

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It's just not everybody's thing. And that's OK.

13The One Where They Left

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He couldn't handle the heat so he got out of the kitchen.

Threesomes can be an amazing, fun way to mix up your sex life — but they have to be done right. With communication and passion they can work wonders, but make sure that there are ground rules that everyone knows about.