Ménage à trois

romantic relationship with three partners

A ménage à trois (French: [menaʒ a tʁwɑ]) is a French term used to describe a situation where three people are involved in a relationship and live together. Each of the three has a sexual relationship to the two others.[1] A form of polyamory, arrangements are sometimes identified as a throuple,[2] thruple,[3] or triad.[4]

Postcard, c. 1910

In 2021, the first ever throuple couple got married, and it is now officially legal.[5]


  1. "Brandi Glanville Wants To Be In A Throuple With Denise Richards And Aaron Phypers, But What Is That Exactly?". Aryelle Siclait/Women Health Mag. 25 August 2021. Retrieved 25 August 2021.
  2. Throuple Relationships vs Threesomes Explained: What It's Like To Be In A Three-Person Romance, HuffPost, 2016 July 28.
  3. "A thruple of a married male couple and their girlfriend want to have kids". PinkNews. 22 November 2017.
  4. "Glossary of poly terms". MoreThanTwo.
  5. https://www.dailystar.co.uk/love-sex/polyamorous-throuple-hitched-share-everything-23317642