Sometimes you just want to get a little creative in the bedroom spice things up a little! Sometimes, that manifests itself in the form of a little mnage trois. Sometimes, someone ends up with a little extra surprise at the end of it all.
Here, couples and singles alike share stories of times that their threesomes ended in pregnancy, and how it all went down. If you'd like to read more, check out the source link at the end of the article.
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I knew a woman who had a threeway and got pregnant but she knew who the father was. It was the man.
I have one with a happy ending!
A couple of friends of mine were in a relationship and, since the guy was infertile, they didn't use condoms. One time, at a massive orgy, a condom used by another guy broke, and the girl got pregnant. She was pretty scared to tell her bf, but he was actually overjoyed - he never thought he'd raise a kid, and now he had the chance.
Several years later, during medical exams, they find out the kid was actually his, apparently a one in a million chance considering his fertility.
They're still together, and the kid is awesome.
I know a dude from work who had a threesome with his girlfriend and her best friend. Apparently on more than one occasion. Well guess what! They both got pregnant!!
Edit: they both had the kids. The girlfriend broke up with him and I understand he gets the children some of every week at the same time.
Had a friend who had similar happen. His girlfriend got pregnant after a threeway with a different couple. They split, he has come out as MtF trans now, and the other couple have both been to prison since then for drugs.
Wife had a guy friend who was "not gay". He had a boyfriend who was gay. They had a threeway with this girl and "not gay" got her pregnant. " Not gay" asked her to marry him and she said no. She then asked "not gay's" boyfriend to marry her. He said yes. "Not gay's" boyfriend dumped him and married the girl.
Edit: Neither my wife nor me were part of the threeway. I knew NG in passing because I saw him with the gay crowd at clubs we all went to. My wife was friends with NG, G , and the girl.
Probably late to the party...but regardless, my mother was the one who ended up pregnant with me during a threeway. I grew up not knowing who the father was (Given a false story, he ran away etc) - To this day, my mother does not know who out of the 2 is my father.
Not me but a family member we'll call X. Dude was a boring guy in his youth apparently and started up a company with a couple in the USA in the 1980s. It was a pretty open secret that they were a mnage trois but no one really acknowledged it. The wife got pregnant and had a kid and I think things settled down a bit afterwards with them all focusing on the company. Or at least things would have settled down except as the kid grew up it became more and more apparent that X was the father. The boy was the absolute spitting image of X. X's mother was a very conservative lady and apparently it took her close to a decade to even meet up with this boy, she was so outraged with his conception. Last I heard that same company they started up together was acquired for over 20 billion dollars.
I was the guy in an unplanned ffm threesome that got a text message 2 weeks later with the words 'I'm Late'
Quick rundown of the night if anyone is actually interested.
Was my 30th birthday. I'd gotten home from work and the girl I was seeing called me. It was around 7pm. She asked about my day and for some reason I led with 'Oh, well it's my Birthday so I'm just having a quiet one in'. Her response was 'Shower, shirt and shoes...you're coming out with me and my girlfriends'.
Spent a couple of hours at her house in her garage drinking because drinking at the club is expensive and the girls wanted to be drunk before they went out. I caught a train with 6 girls into the city (Perth, Western Australia if anyone is curious) at around 10pm. We club-hopped (I spent more on cover charges than drinks). I spent my night at the bar drinking while the girls danced (I am not a dancer...or a club person really) and mostly spent the night with the girl I was seeing. If the girls got hit on when they didn't want to be, they came and grabbed my arm and used me as a buffer. I'm 6 foot and pretty big so there tended to be few people willing to push the issue.
So...got drunk, went back to girlfriends place and because I had work the next day didn't stay the night. Stupidly said I was driving home (about 20 minute) and the two girls in question asked for a ride as they lived near me. Halfway home they asked to stay the night as they didn't want to wake their parents. Drunk me didn't see a problem. They came in, we drank some more on the couch, they began to fool around with each other, and not seeing why I shouldn't, joined in. An hour later and we were all asleep in my bed.
Not that exciting, but true story. Recently-ish involved in a planned MFMF foursome (using an awesome app for the search), then found out my wife was pregnant a few weeks after. Obviously there's that little voice that says "what if it's that other guy's kid", but we knew everyone involved had taken the standard precautions (as responsible adults would for an arranged meeting of that nature). First ultrasound confirmed that the fetus was too young to have been from that night.
It did become a running joke throughout the pregnancy though, much to my wife's amusement.
Buddy of mine and his two female coworkers. A few too many drinks one Friday night led to office flirting to a 2 minute 3-way in the back of his car, which all 3 of them agree was pretty unpleasant
Few weeks later, they both find out their pregnant (not sure how he knocked them both up), and they're definitely his. They all end up renting a 3 bedroom place together, and from what he tells me they still fool around every now and again, which i kinda believe since they're both pregnant again
My first son was conceived during a threesome. My partner and I actually met the girl through a website aimed for meeting people to have threesomes. We spoke on the net at first and then sms and then she came over. Stayed for a few days... and then it turned bad, tried to play me and my partner against each other, and then she got back with her ex and asked me to be with them... found out a few weeks later after we stopped speaking to her that I was pregnant. Bumped in to her and her ex a few weeks after that when me and my partner went shopping for our first baby outfit. Loved rubbing it in her face that I was pregnant. She got the last laugh. Turns out she had chylamdia and I got it off her and during labour I transferred it my son who got pneumonia and bad conjunctivitis from it!
My ex girlfriend and I were on and off for a while in college. One of her friends got married and my ex was asked to be a bridesmaid. She started to get a little smitten with the groomsman she was partnered with. I think they went on a date or two, but shortly thereafter, she found out he had been involved in a threesome. The couple he was with were trying to get pregnant for years without luck. He was pretty certain the kid was his. This was a deal breaker for her. At the time, I remember being relieved because I wanted her back.
I became pregnant under these circumstances. We were fairly sure whose it was, but we did a DNA test once baby was born, to confirm.
I personally did. I'm actually in the process of miscarrying the pregnancy.
Story goes like this - my ex best friend is polyamorous. She decided that she NEEDED to be with my husband. My marriage was struggling - poly came up in discussions. My husband latched on to the idea. We all began dating. I knew after one interaction that I was not in for it. They both decided it was because I have trust issues, not because I just wasn't interested. They fell in love, I was marked the jealous, prude who was unable to get out of the conformity of marriage. I was ruining the best thing they both had.
Fast forward, my husband and I split up. He goes to live with her. I'm devastated. She and him decide that the only way I can be with him again is if I am poly. I stupidly agree because I'm heartbroken and I don't want to throwaway 12 years of marriage. This time I wind up being the only one dating for now - this was their idea. So I could warm up to the idea. I agreed only thinking that maybe my husband would lose interest.
He did not. He wanted her and I was getting in the way. He began to get really mean, really abusive. I finally relented and said they could date again. They ran like the fucking wind with it. Wanting sleepovers, even though my husband would barely pay me any attention. He was glued to his phone.
She came over one night, after I told her not to. She proceeded to tear into me. When it was obvious that I didn't care, she got meaner and more aggressive and then eventually turned on the tears. My husband comforted her, the two of them decided they should snuggle down in our bed.
Basically, the threesome I participated in was nonconsensual, but sex is sex in my mind. I told them to bang while we were there because it was going to happen one way or the other (or it had already). I got pregnant.
I have since separated from my husband. No longer speak to her. They are dating. They've somehow decided that what they've done is okay and fine. They are dating from my understanding and I'm over here bleeding out the remains of that fucking awful night.
Have a friend (let's call him Mike) who is married to (Sarah) and they had a devil's threeway with one of the Mike's buddies. Sarah got prego. They never had a test or talked about it really they just all assumed it was his. Didn't really matter who's baby it "really" was, Mike was it's father. Everybody that partook understands that and I'm not sure if they're ever gonna tell the kid (Now 3 months) about the situation.
My friend was in an open marriage type deal where they slept with really whomever so long as there was a "hey, meet this person. If you like them as well, we're gonna fuck." WHALE! Needless to say, she ended up getting knocked up from all the threesomes and she came up to me asking me what the chances are that her husband isn't the father. "Well, how many times did the other guy bust in you?" "Only a couple of times." "And your husband?" "Only a couple of times." "You're going to want a paternity test." I stopped talking to them shortly after that, but I assume the child wasn't a bastard based on what everyone told me.
My husband and I decided to stop preventing pregnancy, but didn't get pregnant for two years. In the mean time, we both were making 'jokes' about having an ffm threesome... but I was serious and apparently so was he. I figured if we didn't have a baby, we may as well explore that fantasy instead. We were in our mid to late twenties, very attractive, and wanted to just hook up.
I found a sex club in our city, most of the time we are the youngest people there, and we proceeded to have many ffm and fffm hook ups at the club and outside of it.
We decided it wasn't always worth the membership costs to keep regularly perusing the club when there wasn't always someone we wanted to sleep with (poor us, I know). We started fooling with a dating app, and meeting hook ups that way. One of those hook ups was so good that we continued hooking up with her, and dropped our other extracurriculars to continue exclusively hooking up with her.
Two years later, we have a five month old, she was there for the conception (presumably), pregnancy, and for the delivery (which was great, she was so supportive of both of us). She and her primary male partner babysit and we (she, myself, my husband) are still hooking up.
my friend (guy - let's call him C) was in a relationship. He was in a relationship and one time his GF told him that her girl friend had just gotten over a tough breakup. So C did the kind thing and invited her for a threesome to help her get over it. Except C got a little too enthusiastic, and in the throes of his first threesome, climaxed in the friend's vagina hard, as his gf was being eaten out by the girl. C and his gf broke up 6 months later, he forgot all about it. another year goes by and he finds out he has a little girl from that ONE TIME. He's on good terms with the mother, but never wanted to be in couple with her. He has now married a diff woman, with whom he has another child.
I'm a guy, was in university and lived with 6 girls. Some would say that was pretty sweet - I didn't - they were the messiest, laziest bunch of girls, any who, I had a big crush on two of them, so put up with it. Quite regularly we'd chill, watch movies together.. I kinda took it my role to look after them when we'd go out - get rid of letches or some guys by 'pretending' to be one of their boyfriends, and helped them make their escape.
We all would prank each other day-to-day.. so we've done things like run round the block naked, hide in each others bedrooms and jump out or wear a mask late at night and scare each other, good bunch of friends. One evening, we're all together, drinking Tequila and playing spin the bottle and truth or dare.. We're getting slowly more and more hazy, but I remember saying on one of my truths that I had a huge crush on those 2. The next morning I wake up with those 2 girls in one of their beds. I just had my boxers on and were cuddling both of them either side of me. Still in my Tequila haze I look at both of them and wonder what the hell went on last night and why could I not remember probably the best night of my life.
The girls woke up and it was bliss... I thought all my numbers came up on the lottery.. and that peace and harmony reigned over the world. Angels sang. You know, that kind of stuff. Girls said it was the best night ever and it should happen again.. Girls left.. I fantasized for a few hours ;-) and hated myself for not remembering what happened.
A week or two later.. they both knocked on my door.. now remembering I'm a young, permanently horny guy, I thought that round 2 was coming and I was definitely not going to have a single drop of forgetful juice. They asked to talk.. We sat down and they said they wanted to chat about "that night"... awesome I thought... getting turned on by the second. They said they both were pregnant. My ass dropped out of my pants. They said that they both wanted to keep the babies and we could all raise them together, it would be fun they said..
In a flashes of logicality, thinking about dropping out of university, getting a job, supporting 2 babies and 2 mothers and living together, and the horror, yet strange excitement about it all. They said they would go and let me thinking about it.
For the rest of the day I was in a fog - not knowing what to do or how to feel. My horny side was YES! I've gotten together with the two most beautiful, nicest girls I've known. But with awesome power, comes awesome responsibility. I started to rationalize how I could make it all work. But it was going round and round in my head.
That evening the girls get home and we're all sat round the table. The 2 girls are sat there looking at each other. When they blurted out that it was all a joke. All the girls knew I had a crush on these 2.. they set the night up, as they were all drinking water and I was drinking the Tequila. Nothing happened that night but them putting me to bed and them all making it look like something did.
It was a strange mix of having the best prank that anyone has ever done with a slightly depressing bout of damn, I kinda wish it had happened!
I had a friend who was in an orgy that also involved his best friend and his best friends girl. My friend claims to have just came on his best friends girls belly but nobody really believes that shit.
She got pregnant and my friends mom offered to adopt the baby on the basis that she NEVER know her brother is really her father and never knowing her mother as anybody but my friends mom.
Shes about 8 now and looks identical to my buddy but still does t know or suspect her origins. Shes a spoiled rotten brat but also my friends mom is a textbook narcissist.
Its a whole clusterfuck that my friend wants to fix but hes in a legal battle with his mom over identity theft (she used his credit to buy a house) and is a little overwhelmed with all the wtf that needs to be addressed in his family.
This happened to me.
So I was just chilling with my main bitch, regular Saturday. Went to the park, ran around a bunch, then basically hung out on the couch for a while.
While we were at the park we both noticed this really really great looking female. My girl was really into her, they were running around together while we were playing frisbee. You could tell they were into each other by the way they kept smelling each others assholes.
Anyways fast forward to when we were home on the couch. We see the other bitch walk by the house, so we bring her inside. I gave both girls a full scoop of dry food with some wet food. They ate greedily.
....you can imagine where it goes from here....
Thanks for reading!
Conspiracy theories are beliefs that there are covert powers that be changing the course of history for their own benefits. It's how we see the rise of QAnon conspiracies and people storming the capital.
Why do people fall for them? Well some research has looked into the reasons for that.
The Association for Psychological Science published a paper that reviewed some of the research:
"This research suggests that people may be drawn to conspiracy theories when—compared with nonconspiracy explanations—they promise to satisfy important social psychological motives that can be characterized as epistemic (e.g., the desire for understanding, accuracy, and subjective certainty), existential (e.g., the desire for control and security), and social (e.g., the desire to maintain a positive image of the self or group)."
Whatever the motivations may be, we wanted to know which convoluted stories became apart of peoples consciousness enough for them to believe it.
Redditor Lopsided_Confusion57 asked:
"What's the wildest conspiracy theory you fully believe?"
We can't say any of these are true but sometimes it's fun to speculate.
The time traveling cyclist.
"The Australian cyclist Mick Rogers is a time traveler."
"In the 2002 Tour Down Under, Rogers was in a great position in the breakaway and looking to move into the overall race lead but a collision with a motorcycle left his bike out of commission. With the team service car and mechanics way down the road, it looked like Rogers' chances were gone. Then a cycling fan, who just happened to be at that precise point in the road, offered Rogers his bicycle to continue on. The bike also just happened to be the *exact* model of Colnago that Rogers had been riding. It was the correct size, right down to things like the stem and crank lengths. It even had the same pedal system that Rogers was already using, so he could just clip in and be away. He finished that stage and took the race lead, which he held on to all the way to the end for his only career win in his 'home' tour."
"My theory is that in the original timeline, Rogers didn't win the 2002 Tour Down Under. He quit cycling in anger and devoted his life to theoretical physics and solving the problem of time travel just so he could arrange it to leave himself a spare bike where and when he needed it."
"I'm on board for whatever book or screenplay you write."
"Wait, so if Rogers motivation to find ways for time travelling was losing 2002 race, and if he won, then Rogers never found time travelling and our time line is forever devoid of genius like Rogers who would have found time travelling and attended Hawkins party."
"Yep, exactly. Our timeline is stuck with boring old Mick Rogers, 2002 TDU winner and 3x World Time Trial Champion while some other, much cooler, party timeline gets Mick Rogers, the second coming of Einstein. He probably even cures Covid for them."
The best money making stunt.
"Information is leaked from a studio about an upcoming project that p*sses off the fan base. The studio will then change things to keep the fans happy. The conspiracy is the original leak was just a lie to drum up free publicity for the project."
"This made me think of the Sonic movie. No way in hell were they going to make Sonic look that bad. Put out a fake trailer with him lookin all scary, everyone is talking about it. Wala. Take a bit to say you're fixing his look, put out a new trailer. You just drummed up tons of publicity since people are now following the story."
"I have mixed thoughts to that one."
"I mean 'No way in hell were they going to make him look like that.' Buddy have you seen the cash-grab BS that Hollywood has pulled off before? Hell, when was there a movie based off a game that wasn't exactly as bad as that Sonic looked?"
"I will admit that they may have done that as a publicity stunt, but I also admit that they could have thought it looked fine."
"Have you seen … CATS?"
"100% of the population believes that Putin has had people killed for political reasons but only a very small percentage of Americans believe that American politicians would ever do so."
"I mean, there's a reason the joke/saying is, 'The highest award a journalist can receive is being assassinated by the CIA.' There's probably been a handful who may've found out one too many things on the elites, and then had an accident before they could publish their findings."
"Ohhhh boy then south american journalists in the 60s-80s have been awarded way too much."
"MLK was literally murdered by the government."
"Lots of Black Panthers were too."
'"As part of the larger COINTELPRO operation, the FBI was determined to prevent any improvement in the effectiveness of the BPP leadership. The FBI orchestrated an armed raid with the Chicago police and State Attorney on Hampton's Chicago apartment.'"
"Quote from the Wikipedia article on Fred Hampton."
Conspiracies for the conspiracies to cover up the conspiracies.
"The CIA creates conspiracy theories to provide cover for the real conspiracies."
"It's actually kind of scary how smug anti-conspiracy discourse is used to derail actual conversations. A moment that chipped my faith in humanity just a little was when I was arguing with some people about Guatemala in 1954 and people denied my version of events happened 'because it's a conspiracy.'"
"Like no the parties involved admitted to it."
"If you don't know what I'm talking about and are from the USA you should have a google. But, basically the USA destroyed a democracy because it made a corporation sad."
"What's worse is when people will talk about how corrupt insert what politicians they don't like are, but then when you mention something that is actually confirmed to have happened, they pull the conspiracy theory card and act as if the idea people in power don't want to secure further power for themselves."
"We have been conditioned to think like that from since we started school though (I guess that's my submission for this ask post)."
"I think I remember reading about some CIA agents AMA. Someone asked him the question, 'What's the point of area 51?' The answer was, 'To keep your attention away from area 50 and 52.'"
"Obviously not an exact quote, but the idea of it has always stuck with me."
Extinct animals not actually being extinct for preservation.
"I think it is entirely plausible that the Thylacine still exists in the depths of the Australian mainland and the government knows it."
"It wouldn't be that crazy for misguided scientists to have moved or released a few in the late 1800s. Once the animal went extinct, they certainly couldn't reveal the existence of the mainland population lest poachers and local farmers destroy it. They also may have realized how significant the liability was for releasing large predators into farmland."
"Folks have found hair and scat samples that may be from the animal, but the university lab results always come back and say they are nonsense. That's probably the truth, but I wouldn't be entirely surprised if the government was strong-arming them into reporting BS results. TBH if I was a conservation scientist it wouldn't take much convincing for me to fake a negative test."
Robert 'Curt' Borton Jr.
"I believe in a LOT of really boring conspiracies. Stuff like. 'This person was about to expose corporate/government corruption, and then died suspiciously.'"
"But if you want to go for a more intense one, Robert Borton, who I just learnt about, takes the cake. tl;dr guy disappears in Vietnam and really strange sh*T happens to his family."
"This guy, Robert 'Curt' Borton Jr. turns 19 in 1965, he goes to fight in Vietnam. He lands in 1966 and vanishes 19 days into his deployment alongside 3 other soldiers."
"In 1976, two guys approach his dad and claimed to work for the Department of Defense. They asked him to sign a letter that would change his sons status from 'Missing in action' to 'Killed in action' and he refused. Arguing the military would not confront people in public to sign documents. However, in the following weeks he was approached again by these two guys in public places and eventually signed it out of fear. He later received money for doing so."
"His sister then claims that every time they've seen Curt's official files, the entries keep changing, and his sister claims her phone was being wiretapped. A cousin believes that everyone was being watched, claiming that he was followed to work several times and that two men would follow him from his home to his company and then back. After this went on for a month, he decided to confront them, but they denied following him. After that, for about a month, he was not followed."
"The family is convinced Curt was part of a secret government operation that brought him from Vietnam into the United States. Diane believes that he has tried to contact her and other family members on multiple occasions. She claims that she has talked to a man who is a "secret returnee" and that they are allowed to come back to the United States, as long as they do not contact their families. She believes that this was done because the U.S. government had already claimed that all of the living POWs had been brought home; since they were still left behind, they could not become known to the public."
We may never fully know if any of these are true. Given the track record and history of most governments in the world, maybe some of these aren't so far fetched.
Only you can decide what you believe or not.
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I hate ghosts, even if it's Casper. My life is already stressful enough. I don't need to creeped out by spirits from the beyond. Shouldn't they be resting and basking in the glow of the great beyond instead of menacing the rest of us?
The paranormal seems to be consistently in unrest, which sounds like death isn't any more fun or tranquil than life. So much for something to look forward to.
Some ghosts just like to scare it up. It's not always like "Ghosthunters" the show.
Redditor u/Murky-Increase4705 wanted to hear about all the times we've faced some hauntings that left us shook, by asking:
Reddit, what are your creepy encounters with something that you are convinced was paranormal?
I can't definitively say I've come face to face with the spirits. But I have had some unsettling feelings in the dark. Shadows are just shadows sometimes, but who can be sure.
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"I was helping my dad clean my grandma's house after she passed and I went in and was trying to find a song in my phone and before I could I heard a cough plain as day come from down the hallway where her room was. She died of lung and throat cancer it was pretty crazy."
"When I was 5 I remember getting home from my grandpa's birthday party. For context my mom was pregnant with my brother at the time, so my parents had already bought his crib. I woke up in the middle of the night to find a women in a white dress and long black hair standing over my brother's crib. I managed to wake up my dad so he could take me to the bathroom. When I got back it was still there. It was only until morning when it disappeared. Every now and then I see a glance of what I assume is that thing running past the backyard."
"My best friend and his wife had moved to a new apartment. I came over to visit a few times, and each time I'd see the motion of a cat in my peripheral vision. Not the image of a cat, but a sense of how a cat moves. Anyway, one day I finally cracked some joke about the ghost cat in the place and his wife was instantly saying "See! See! I told you we had a ghost cat!"
"I worked graveyard shift in a dementia ward for 4 years and it was anything but quiet. I was working with a nurse one night when we both heard a resident say "excuse me." We looked around and no-one was there. I checked on the resident in question and she was fast asleep in her own room. Many of us also experienced someone whistling in the ward late at night and one nurse even managed to catch a video of it happening. It was unnerving to say the least."
"I once saw someone short walk by me in my house. They walked into the laundry room which only has one way in. I walked into it behind them and they where gone. I thought it was my little brother but I went to his room and he was asleep. I still have no clue what that was."
Now was everyone here positive they were sober? Just asking. Those are certainly spooky moments. I'd like some video footage please. Continue...
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"I was up at 3am when I was maybe 7 or 8. I looked out the window and saw a woman in a white dress run across my yard. I could see through her. She was transparent like the reflections on the window."
"So, my work place is haunted. I was having a really crap day, and as a cleaner, it's normal that me and my co worker will be the only ones left at night. So I was standing on the second floor, leaning on the banister for the stair case, when I heard this male voice say in my ear "you alright?" Clear as day. I turned around so fast and nobody was there and it scared the hell out of me."
"I remember as a young kid I usually use to sit in my bed and watch tv with my room door open while the adjacent guest bedroom next to mine would always have the door shut. I always remember seeing that door fully open and close by itself multiple times a day very slowly and gently. Never really bothered me much now that I think about it… but there were other creepier experiences I had in the same house that made me feel uncomfortable like I was being watched."
"I went to the Betsy Ross House as a really little kid in the early 90s. Normal house but I was confused why the tour guide never talked about the woman on the chair crying at the edge of the bed in Betsy Ross's bedroom. So I asked about it. No one else saw the woman at the edge of the bed. I figured it was just a wax museum since there was a wax statue of a man in uniform rolling bullets in the basement."
"Years later, I was looking at haunted Philadelphia tours to go on with a friend and the Betsy Ross House was on it. I was like "woah! I was there!" and looked into it some more. Turns out there is a woman at the end of the bed crying and a uniformed man in the basement that people have reported seeing. There is no way that 8 year old me would have known about either of these things."
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"I had this hello kitty Balloon In my bed room, it had a string and weight on it. So it was late, I had the lights on just Sitting on my bed. The Balloon turns, faces my door, slowly floats into my hallway and turns and floats into my sister's room. To this day I am scared of balloons."
They are among us and they like Hello Kitty. I'm probably rattling the paranormal cages and they'll come for me next, but I'm ready. I feel like this thread has prepared me.
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The past year brought about much anxiety and it's been a challenge to find the light in what has felt like perpetual darkness.
"What gives you genuine happiness?"
Food brings people together, and that combination brings much happiness for these Redditors.
"Plenty of my favorite food eaten together with fam."
"Harvesting fruits/veggies from plants which I grew myself and then gifting the harvest to others. I love to grow blueberries and hope I will have lots next year."
Compliments To The Chef
"Seeing people enjoy food that I cooked, especially seeing my fiancee smile while she eats my from-scratch chocolate chip cookies."
The Little Things
"It's difficult to tell the difference between genuine happiness and enough distraction. Food, like video games or playing the piano, makes me joyful while I'm eating it. I believe that the things that make me truly happy are the ones that happen infrequently, if at all, and are beyond of my control, such as being complimented or receiving physical contact."
Being alone with our thoughts can be comforting.
Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
"Being outside with no people around. Live in a city and I get up super early and just walk around before everyone else is out. Best part of my day."
In Between Consciousness
"I think it may be the only time I am ever genuinely happy when I am in that state of going to sleep where I think, but at the same time I am neither asleep nor awake. It feels like I am entirely detached from the physical world; free of fear, and pain."
"Don't try heroin."
"I've noticed that some things can make you so happy that they make you happy before (anticipation) and after (reminiscing) you've done them."
Being with loved ones, both humans and pets, can be the very definition of happiness.
"Weekend mornings sitting on the couch curled up with my husband and cat, both of us reading a book. It feels like quality time even though we aren't talking. Just a lot of peace."
"Your comment made me imagine a cat sitting on a couch, reading a book, wearing reading glasses and that made me really happy."
Hide And Seek
"Watching my cat get stuck somewhere stupid, then yelling for help. The best place so far was in a cabinet over the stove."
Our Inner Comedian
"When I manage to make my friends day by making them laugh. I honestly get so happy when they are happy."
What Brings Joy To Others
"I really love to hear about other people's hobbies/passions/interests. It never fails to make me smile."
"Equally, my hobbies/passions/interests make me happy."
I'm a kid at heart.
So it's not surprising that going to a Disney park as an adult brings out the inner kid in me.
Having grown up in Southern California, I get nostalgic about all my trips to Disneyland with my family and friends.
Eventually, I got a job there in entertainment, where I've made lifelong friends and grew as a performer.
My glee quadruples when I bring friends who've never been to a Disney park before and I see the excitement on their faces.
And what brings me pure joy is hearing from these first-time visitors that, after a long day of running around for 12+ hours, they tell me they had the "best day ever."
Walt, you did a good thing.
A lot of talk going on about women's bodies, isn't there?
Not necessarily with women front and center as part of the conversation, unfortunately.
One of the main talking points against these bans and laws being placed on women's bodies is the idea that it would never happen to a man. "If men could get pregnant, there'd be free abortions tomorrow," is a slogan thrown around quite a bit online. Is that true?
Let's ask them.
Men of Reddit, would you take a male contraceptive pill if it was readily available? Why/Why not?
Genuinely, you might find yourself surprised at how many men are willing and ready to do their part in controlling what goes on during contraception.
Click, Click...No Boom.
"Yes. Makes more sense to unload the gun than shoot at a bulletproof vest."
"Without a doubt. I hate the idea of a vasectomy...nervous about the procedure. But I'd 100% take a male contraceptive pill"
Both Parties Are Making A Choice
"Yes. I world prefer both genders have birth control and that both are actively using it to give the best possible chance of no accidental pregnancies."
What Have Women Been Going Through?
"Honestly I would because I hate the fact how it f-cks with my girlfriend's body. And I rather deal with it than her"
"Absolutely ruins my day when I think about what a hormonal disaster the implant has been for her. It doesn't even bother her that much, but why should she have to deal with any of it at all? Saving up for a vasectomy so it can all just be done with."
Some men are not for a male contraceptive.
Hear them out.
"Think I'd probably still rely on rubbers. Shooting a load without one and relying on it being blanks... I'd be too paranoid about it"
"Rubbers will still help against things OTHER than pregnancy too - so, wearing them is still a good idea"
Wait, What Day Of The Week Is It?
"Oh yes 100%. The only reason I'd be hesitant is i'm very likely to forget"
"Yeah my ex couldn't even remember to buy condoms so not sure I would trust him with a pill. I also wouldn't trust myself with it either, hence the condoms :D"
What's It Doing To Me?
"If it had the same side-effect as the female one and affected my mood or my libido? F-ck no."
"Not all methods have that effect on women. There are literally hundreds of contraception, it's finding the best one for your body."
"I imagine that if men were taking contraception there would be triple the research into making sure you guys were A-OK"
It's All In The Conversation
"Personally, I wouldn't take it. The pill messes with your hormones and that's why I don't expect a woman to take it and also, that's why I don't want to take it."
"If she does, because she wants to - ok. If she doesn't, because she doesn't want to - ok, too."
"If I happen to hook up with someone, I'll wear a condom, because pregnancy isn't the only thing to prevent."
"If I am in a relationship and my gf tells me that she doesn't want to take the pill (anymore), I don't have any right to argue with her and that's why I'll wear a condom."
"I don't care if it "doesn't feel so good" - for me, the best thing about sex is the shared intimacy."
However, really, it's the man in all of us that wouldn't mind shouldering some responsibility in the child-baring years of our lives. Cheers to that.
So Long As It's A Unity Effort
"Yes, I have this theory that every man's phone alarm would go off at the same time at the bar, and we would raise our bc pill in the air to cheers all taking it at the same time"
Why Make Them Do Something You're Not Willing To Do?
"Abso-f-cking-lutely YES a million times yes!!!"
"Straight away, it would be a d*ck move if I expected my girlfriend to take stuff if I'm not willing to"
...Is That Pun Or...?
"Yes! My wife has been carrying the burden of birth control for 11 years now. Lots of pain, discomfort and other effects over the years, its time men can share the load."
We won't know what the future brings. Science at this point makes it feel like anything is possible, so in the next century? Who can say?
Be ready, men. It's our turn, next.
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