I have been fortunate to have great friends by my side — female friends that have rubbed my back while I hugged the porcelain god, one friend even opened my droopy eyes and plucked out my contacts so I wouldn’t sleep with them on. Then there are my male friends. They’ve bought me drinks, allowed me to sob on their shoulders and even confronted men who’ve disrespected me. What a lucky girl I am!
Still, boys will be boys. Male hormones overpower logic and they attempt to sway female comrades and home girls into the sack. I’ve never been interested; I strategically friend men whom I’m not attracted to just so I don’t want to bed them. Some women, however, are open to being “Friends with Benefits.”
The Friends with Benefits or FWB relationship provides both parties with sexual healing while still maintaining their single status and friendship. It is usually established when two friends are experiencing a drought of sorts. They check each other out, filled with lust and loneliness, and begin a conversation that may go a little something like this:
“Do you want to have sex?” The initiator suggests.
“But…we’re friends!” The other may respond.
A back and forth ensues. If the friends decide to provide one another with benefits, then some things must be discussed before their romp in the hay.