troilism


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troilism

(ˈtrɔɪlɪzəm)
n
sexual activity involving three people
[C20: perhaps from French trois three (compare ménage à trois) + -l-, as in dualism]
ˈtroilist adj
Translations

troilism

n, no pl (form)Troilismus m
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"How keen the dark and tender thrill that shot through me when in the throes of passion she cried out my assumed--my false--name and for a second a phantom other, my jettisoned self, joined us and made a ghostly troilism of our panting labours" (160).
The saving grace for Haffenden's publishers seems to have been Empson's perverse encouragement of his wife's infidelity and his attachment to troilism. The author of Seven Types of Ambiguity and some of the most beautiful, difficult, riddling, and influential poetry of the last century thus became Wacky Three-in-a-Bed Perv Prof.
In "The Onomastic Destiny of Stanley Fish," Marshall Grossman imitates Fish by connecting the "trans-mat mishap" of The Fly (37-38) to Morris's troilism being Zapped and "Fish" being "groped and tickled" (37) by John Bunyan while arguing that "Fish leaves his mark on the text ...
The Telegraph's man reckons it's "the most violent and sexually explicit programme ever to be shown on British television"; far worse (or better) than I, Claudius, back in 1976; an everyday story of throat-slashing, troilism and crucifixion, with plenty of full frontal nudity for, of course, artistic and dramatic purposes.