FAQs about mixed signals
My spouse behaves as though they would enjoy a threesome, should I bring up the idea?
I suspect your interpretation of their behavior is based on your knowledge of them and their attitude towards the subject. Rushing a threesome may have disastrous consequences. It is better to speak with them about your observations and speak with them about their feelings towards having a threesome.
During foreplay may spouse / partner becomes highly aroused by the idea of having a threesome, does this mean they want a threesome?
During foreplay resistance lowers and the ability to share a fantasy increases. This leads to the ability to explore the idea of having a threesome in a safe environment where the person is able to control all aspects of the fantasy. However, having a threesome is a lot different because it requires surrender some control to others. At most, becoming aroused by the idea suggests that they are receptive to the idea but it is long journey from being receptive to actually having one.
We have started talking about having a threesome but every time we take a step towards having a threesome my spouse / partner my partner change their mind.
This is common and being supportive is required since they are, most likely, struggling with the idea from an intellectual and emotional level. They may, intellectually, find the idea appealing but emotionally feel as though they are cheating. Conversely they may feel excited about having the opportunity but in their mind they are playing messages about the activity thereby struggling with it.
If my spouse / partner is unsure about the idea is it best to arrange a threesome for them?
No, surprising your partner / spouse with a threesome rarely works and can lead to further problems. If it is something being considered speak with them about it.
It seems as though we were moving quickly towards having a threesome but now our progression towards having a threesome has become stagnant.
This is common when an individual realizes there is a difference between the fantasy of having a threesome versus having a threesome and they begin confronting the idea of having a threesome.
In the beginning my spouse / partner was resistant to the idea but now they are quite excited, why?
Such behavior is common, especially for women and many reasons for the behavior exists. Most likely they are realizing the opportunity it is providing them and the closeness they feel towards their spouse / partner. In most cases, I would see this as a positive and not dwell too much on it.