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    New show on TLC. Did anyone else watch it?

    Abby and Brittany Hensel, identical conjoined twins, return to TV with new reality series
    'Abby & Brittany' premieres Tuesday at 10 p.m. on TLC. The show followed the young women as they turned 22 in March, graduated from Bethel University in May, and tried to find a job.

    Read more: Abby and Brittany Hensel, identical conjoined twins, return to TV with new reality series - NY Daily News





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    My older kids watched this and were enthralled. I caught a few minutes, they seem like very intelligent, kind young women. I would be interested to hear their mom's perspective, not sure if they went over this in that episode.

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    I love these girls!
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    Have seen several things on these two remarkable young ladies. I wish them nothing but success.
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    i think they are amazing but i'm just not sure i could watch. i couldn't handle them dealing with looks, stares and adversity.
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    If one of them wants to masturbate and the other doesn't, would it be rape?
    And sex? How does that work? Maybe they trade off ownership of the vag? But one of them is engaged, I heard.
    Can one head sleep while the other is awake?

    Come on, these are the questions everyone wants to ask!
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    Yep, I watched it too, even my hubby and daughter came in the room and watched some of it. They seem like really sweet/smart young ladies. It is hard not to be fascinated watching them, ultimately they look like a 2-headed person.

    It's amazing how they got 2 degrees. There really are alot of questions. They have 2 brains (obviously), 2 hearts, 2 sets of lungs, 2 stomachs. How does the food digest? Do they have 2 sets of intestines also, or do the stomachs merge into one? Are they able to get pregnant? Alot of this will probably be answered as the show progresses. I'm totally hooked on the show though. It's funny when they argue with each other.

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    I know this sounds horrible, but though conjoined twins don't usually bother me, they make me uncomfortable because all I can think when I see them is "2-headed person".

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    Since they have 2 hearts, what if one dies? That is crazy to even think about.

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    ^Do you mean if one of them become brain dead? The other would be fine. Any systemic toxin, trauma etc would likely kill both at the same time. If one had a massive cardiac event, likely the other twin's heart would suddenly have to take over given their joined circulatory systems, resulting in heart failure for that twin (unless it was some chronic process, i.e. heart muscle infection, multiple small heart attacks, etc) giving heart time to adjust. If some physical part of one of them died, it would similar to what happens to an individual person....say you get foot necrosis, it's toxic to your whole system, only effective treatment is to disconnect that body part, if non-vital, from the rest.

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    I've seen several programs on/with them over the years. I know their mother in one of those documentaries expressed her concerns for their future in that at that time (I believe they were pre-teens) there were no social problems because the whole community knew them and supported them. But that at one point they would have to go out into the "real" world and how would the world react to them? So, in a way choosing to do a reality show may be a way to let the world know who they are and how they experience life.
    But, no matter how well adjusted they are, and they really are incredible, fact is that at first glance they DO just look like a two headed person. They have and will meet obstacles in life that nobody can even begin to imagine (or want to).
    They're also probably a text book case: I don't believe any conjoined twins like them has ever survived for more than just a few years at best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManxMouse View Post
    If one of them wants to masturbate and the other doesn't, would it be rape?
    And sex? How does that work? Maybe they trade off ownership of the vag? But one of them is engaged, I heard.
    Can one head sleep while the other is awake?

    Come on, these are the questions everyone wants to ask!
    I wondered about these things, too. How do they go to the bathroom? What if one or both want to get married? Would they marry two different men, and the 4 of them all live together? I think it would be hard to find two men who would be ok with the sexual aspect of that type of arrangement; Every encounter would basically be like some sort of threesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManxMouse View Post
    If one of them wants to masturbate and the other doesn't, would it be rape?
    And sex? How does that work? Maybe they trade off ownership of the vag? But one of them is engaged, I heard.
    Can one head sleep while the other is awake?

    Come on, these are the questions everyone wants to ask!

    Only one of them is engaged? Wow.

    ETA They have a Wikipedia on them which explains how they function with a bit of detail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HWBL View Post
    They're also probably a text book case: I don't believe any conjoined twins like them has ever survived for more than just a few years at best.
    There are conjoined twins named Lori and Dori that are very much like these two, they used to go on Jerry Springer all the time. One of them had limited mobility, IIRC, and always had to sit on a special chair. Also, Chang and Eng Bunker and the Hilton sisters were conjoined twins who lived well into adulthood, but those two pairs each had separate upper bodies, I think.
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    ^I felt so bad for them.. it looks/looked painful (Lori & Dori) I had to laugh when they were on stage and Lori, I think, was singing (smaller one wanted to be a country singer) the other one would read a book

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