Recently, an article over at Maxim posited that many women are just as anxious to introduce a third, female partner to any sexual equation as their male counterparts.

As evidence, they offer testimony:

Anna, 23, knew she would have a threesome someday—she just didn’t know when. “I’m pretty experimental,” she says. “I wanted to fool around with another woman but didn’t know how to go about it. I thought having a guy there would make it easier, because it’d be like putting on a show rather than some intense lesbian experience.”

Putting on a show! Sounds like a way you could really let yourself go and experience the full release of your own orgasm, doesn’t it?

Then there’s this frisky lady:

Jean’s boyfriend who doubles his pleasure when they bring another girl into the bedroom. “I think it’s so hot when another girl and I go down on him at the same time,” she says. “He gets this crazed look in his eye—you can tell it turns him on more than anything else.”

So, there’s that. And, whatever, I get that it’s fun to act all sexy and play the part of the vixen, and that it can be a turn-on to turn your partner on. But my guess is that this article doth mislead the male reader a bit — contrary to MySpace profiles, not all women age 18-34 are bisexual.

My theory about this rush to have threesomes because you think it’s what you’re supposed to do because you’re sooo fucking experimental when it comes to sex (right, Anna, 23?), and very original and bold because of it, is as follows.

There are some people for whom swinging and multiple partners is a legitimate lifestyle choice. And there are also some people who really, genuinely want to give threesomes (or foursomes, or big old orgies) a try.

But those people aren’t everybody, and so for a lot of folks who feel the mounting pressure to just be cool, man, with having another person in their bed are more likely to wind up feeling something like this:

“The first time I heard my boyfriend tell another woman how hot she was—while having sex with her—I was pretty upset,” says Sonya, 25.

Really? Really, Sonya, 25? You were upset while watching your boyfriend fuck someone else and coo over her looks? That’s shocking.

Look. I’m all for experimentation. But there’s a problem when articles perpetuate the myth that all women are lesbians waiting to happen, not only because it gives men a false sense of what to expect, but because then women who blindly drink the kool-aid wind up sounding like confused, computer-programmed ‘bots who are more interested in looking hot while they have sex than in actually enjoying the sex they’re having.

Bogus.