Conjoined Twin Explains What Happens During Sister’s Intimate Moments With Boyfriends

Lori and George Schappell from Pennsylvania, America are the oldest living conjoined twins in the world. They were born in 1961 with 30 percent of their frontal lobe brain tissue and critical blood vessels joined. Doctors told them they could never be separated from each other.

They are 62 years old now and are known as the oldest surviving craniopagus twins in the world.

Although joined, surprisingly, the twins have been able to live very different lives – Lori is a successful bowler, has had numerous relationships, and was engaged to one of her boyfriends, who later died in a road accident. Meanwhile, George, born Dori, changed her identity as a man in 2007.

In 2020, the twins spoke to The Sun for an interview and explained how they manage their separate lives while being connected to each other.

“When we were born, the doctors didn’t think we’d make 30, but we proved them wrong,” said Lori. “We have learned so much in the last 50 years and will continue living life to the full.”

Lori is 5ft 1in tall and able-bodied, while Dori, who now lives as George, is 4ft 4in and has spina bifida, due to which he cannot walk and uses a special wheelchair for mobility.

“Most people don’t believe us, but we do have very normal lives. We travel, tidy our flat and Lori has even had a boyfriend. Nothing stops us doing what we want,” George told the outlet.

While they were still babies, a Pennsylvania court decided that due to their situation, their parents could not look after them properly and placed the twins in an institution for people with mental disabilities. However, neither Lori nor George (then Dori) has any such disability.

“There was absolutely nothing wrong with us, apart from physically. But people didn’t know any better. We learned to look after ourselves from a very young age and got excellent grades at school,” said Lori.

At age 21, the twins fought a legal battle against the institution because Lori wanted to attend secretarial college. The court allowed them to leave the institution and live life as normal individuals.

“We had to prove we could live on our own, and we were finally allowed to be independent. Now we have a two-bedroom flat and alternate the nights we sleep in each other’s rooms,” said Lori. “My room is much more girly and reflects my personality, while George’s has all his music posters.”

In 2007, Lori’s twin, Dori, came out as a man and started living as George.

“I have known from a very young age that I should have been a boy. I loved playing with trains and hated girly outfits. I kept my desire to change sex hidden — even from Lori — for many years,” he said.

He added, “It was so tough, but I was getting older and I simply didn’t want to live a lie. I knew I had to live my life the way I wanted.”

George didn’t undergo any surgery to change his sex, but he started introducing himself as a man.

“Obviously it was a shock when Dori changed to George, but I am so proud of him. It was a huge decision but we have overcome so much in our lives and together we are such a strong team. Nothing can break that,” Lori explained.

Speaking about their love lives, Lori said she had had several romantic relationships with multiple men and even had intimate moments with them.

“I lost my virginity at the age of 23 to my second boyfriend. When I went on dates, George would bring along books to read and, as we don’t face each other, he could ignore any kissing. I don’t see why being a conjoined twin should stop me having a love life and feeling like a woman.”

In 2017, Lori lost her fiancé in a road accident when a drunk driver killed him.

“It was devastating and my heart is broken,” she told the publication.

“I am still in contact with his family and have only recently started dating again. George looked after me. If it wasn’t for him, I don’t know if I could have lived through the heartbreak.”

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Source: The Sun

3 comments
  1. Well done to both of you for being so strong and supporting each other life can be very hard at times I’ve had I very hard life and find it hard to get out of bed some days I personally don’t think I could cope if I was in your Position so I wish you all the luck in the world

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