At least it seems that way, judging by the number of reporters calling me to ask about the sex lives of conjoined twins since the TLC reality show Abby and Brittany went on the air several weeks ago. But not as conflicted as we singletons seem to feel about them having sex. Typically, people who are close to conjoined twins come to adjust and see them as different but normal; they seem fairly untroubled by the idea of conjoined twins pursuing sex and romance.
The Atlantic Crossword
Brittany and Abby Hensel are Siamese twins who have been exposed to the public life since childhood because they are girls who have survived the fact that they have to share the same body and several of their organs. Here we will tell you a little bit more about their interesting stories. They are two different thinking human beings, with different personalities, because they have different heads. Doctors warned parents that they might not survive not even 24 hours.
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In a British documentary about conjoined twins Abby and Brittany Hensel twins, which aired a couple of years back, there was mention of Brittany being engaged. My questions were endless: If the twins have sex with a guy, is it considered a threesome? If they masturbate is it considered incestuous? Do both of them have to approve of a sex partner? If a partner touches one genital does the other feel it? No mention of what happened when they digested that pizza. But not as conflicted as we singletons seem to feel about them having sex. I feel so unoriginal! Conjoined twins simply may not need sex-romance partners as much as the rest of us do. Throughout time and space, they have described their condition as something like being attached to a soul mate.
Erin and Abby Delaney were born in joined at the head -- a rare condition called craniopagus. Conjoined twins occur when, in the early stages of development, an embryo only partially separates to form two babies. Conjoined twins are rare, occurring in about one out of every , live births, experts say. But surgical teams are increasingly capable of separating many such pairs, putting the rare condition in the spotlight. Erin and Abby Delaney were born joined at the head. The connection extended deep into their brain tissue, making separation especially difficult. The Delaney twins were separated on June 6, , by a member surgical team at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The surgery took 11 hours.