A couple months ago, we brought you the strange story of Anna and Lucy DeCinque, 28-year-old identical twin sisters who are more than “really close.” In addition to sharing a single phone, home, bed, job and joint Facebook account, they have also dropped a whopping $240,000 on altering their looks while maintaining their identicalness (that’s now a word), which is surprisingly common these days. Oh, and did I mention they share a boyfriend? They share a boyfriend. And he sees nothing weird about this.
Ben Byrne, a 31-year-old electrical mechanic who “loves to work out,” has been dating Anna and Lucy for around a year and a half. If you are wondering whether the two women have finally decided to split their beds and rooms up a la literal Sister Wives style, the answer is no. They are still sharing the same bed, except now there is a dude between them.
Here is a concise list of what I find weird about this:
Yes, there is that bizarre fantasy that is constantly recycled in teen movies of “getting with twins,” though I have never heard a real-life man voice that desire. This could be because (A) I don’t hang out with many people who think incest is sexy and (B) I actually just think most human beings in general do not, either. Some people do inexplicably question whether or not twins sleep together, though. For example, musical duo and identical twin sisters Tegan and Sara get that type of speculation all the time, which is…really weird. Obviously, what happens between consenting adults doesn’t really bother me, but just as with the mother/daughter porn duo, it still feels just plain odd to think about.
Oh, but you’re actually supposed to feel a little sorry for Mr. Ben Byrne, who insists that having two girlfriends at the same time wasn’t easy. He told Woman’s Day:
“It was demanding in the beginning, but now I know better. It takes the spontaneity out of it sometimes, but everything has to be equal with these two.”
Yeah, we’ve noticed. According to Lucy, he has to put in a lot of effort to, uh, please them:
“The main question we get asked is, ‘How does one guy keep up with two girls in the bedroom?’” laughs Lucy. “Put it this way, we’re very active girls and he needs twice the energy!”
Ha ha. Yeah, he does have to keep up with two girls in the bedroom who just happen to be related. Naturally, nobody is telling them this is weird; even the twins’ mom is a-okay with the arrangement, though it would be odd to expect differently at this point. Ben’s friends don’t seem too disapproving either:
It’s my first time with two girlfriends, and to be honest it’s very difficult because it has to be 100 per cent even.
“Whatever I do for one I have to do for the other, so it’s a fine balance. My mates reckon it’s a cool problem to have!”
Maybe you need better mates, mate.