Watch the polyamorous ‘thruple’ talking about their relationship
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A polyamorous ‘thruple’ – Alexia Shrout, Doug Shrout, and Jacob Shrout-Mchaffie – have opened up about their relationship recently.
Alexia Shrout lives with her two husbands, Doug Shrout, and Jacob Shrout-Mchaffie and their three children in Maumee, Ohio.
Alexia told BTV: “A lot of males when they find out that I have two husbands, they always say: ‘do you want a third?’ Technically it’s called Polyandry, a woman with two husbands.”
Alexia, a professional body piercer, met Jacob when she was in an open relationship with Doug.
She said: “Me and Jake were actually best friend for three years and then we started having feelings for each other. Me and Doug had dated a couple of other women before Jake came along and we broke up with them.”
“Doug was like: ‘all right as long as you still love me fully then let’s see if we can make this work’ – that’s how it got started.”
Doug said: “While we have another male in our relationship there is no sexual desire from me towards him.”
Jacob added: “I love him to death so I don’t necessarily have to feel like I need to have sex with him to show him, love.”
In July 2016, they had a binding ceremony which was attended by their friends and family.Alexia said: “We had a binding ceremony on July 16th, 2016.
One hundred family and friends came and supported us.It was a wedding without a legal marriage certificate. ”
“When Jake decided to join our family we had a family meeting and discussed with the kids our situation. The only thing that has not been discussed with our kids is our intimacy behind closed doors.”
Alexia said that It was a little tough for their family members to accept this relationship in the beginning.
Jacob said: “Most of the time it was really hard for my mum to accept it right away. She honestly thought that it was going to fail. My dad thought that this was a joke and he was like, ‘Oh he will come back’. They are just so old-school you know.”
Alexia said: “Every single polyandrous relationship is set up differently, so each person has different rules, different boundaries.”
Doug added: “When you have the people that are with you as long as we have been together, I mean honestly we always ask where that person’s at. Where’s Doug at? Where’s Alexia at? When are they going to get home? So is three a crowd?”
“It’s not a crowd for us, it’s comfortable.”