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Are There Any Real Benefits to "Friends with Benefits?"

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Simcha of The Frisky says having “friends with benefits” can be fun, but it can also destroy friendships and stand in the way of real relationships.

Not long ago, I met a guy that reminded me of that sexy NPR storyteller Ira Glass. Instantly, I fell in nerd-love with this doppelganger. After dating for a while, though, we realized we had only one thing in common: sex. So we decided to be friends with benefits. According to a Michigan State University study, sixty-percent of college co-eds have been involved in an FWB relationship, and plenty of my thirty-something girlfriends were doing it to stay satisfied, so I figured I’d give the laid back, no-romantic-attachments approach to getting laid a whirl. A year later, faux-Ira and I still hang out and hump. After our most recent rendezvous last weekend, I began to wonder what I’m doing. What are the real benefits to friends with benefits? Read more

One Response to Are There Any Real Benefits to "Friends with Benefits?"

  • probitionate says:

    Sounds to me like many of the commenters don’t need ‘friends with benefits’…they need fuck-buddies/shag-pals. Big difference…and much less messy.

    I wonder if renaming what some of them currently have would make a difference.

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