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.
3. Don’t text him constantly
Unless the two of you have always had a texty friendship (you know, WhatsApping all day, every day), nothing should be different just because you two are now having sex. He shouldn’t have to listen to your complaints about work or watch the cat videos you find cute just because you’re now acquainted with his penis.