How To Be Friends With Benefits Without F**King Things Up
Original reporting by: CLEO SG
Just because you’re single doesn’t mean you can’t get that itch scratched. And doing that with a friend can be better than doing so with a stranger. At least it’s with someone you know, and maybe even trust.
The downside, of course, is that a FWB situation can get super messy, super quickly. Lines get blurred because it’s more than a friendship, but less than a relationship. And if we don’t take the time to draw up proper boundaries, we just might be setting ourselves up for disaster. Because as clinical psychologist Dr Suzanne Lachmann points out in this article, regardless of how the relationship is labeled, when we’re sexually involved with someone we already care deeply for, emotions, trust, intimacy, connection, and familiarity are bound to build up.
Want to f**k a friend without f**king up the friendship? Here are six tips.
2. Keep jealousy at bay
It’s easy to ~feel things~ when someone you’re intimate with is close to someone else, so it’s important to remember that he’s not your boyfriend and is free to do whatever he wants. As you are. Also, FWB works best when there’s no pressure or obligation—just luuuv.