A friend is someone you trust; someone who trusts you; someone you share history, circumstances, and mutual interests with; someone you develop experiences with; someone you may be compatible with. Some “friends” go beyond that by becoming sexually involved. This, new, potential relationship is labeled “Friend with Benefits” (FWB).
Individuals that pursue this type of relationship is:
- Too busy to invest time into a committed relationship.
- Recovering from a past break up and desire sexual intimacy.
- Interested in someone who does not show interest and believes sex without commitment may spark said interest.
Some may think these individuals are purposefully avoiding relationships. Others assume it is just a phase that women or men develop following a horrid break up. Regardless of the negative connotations associated with your current arrangement, it is beneficial.
Benefits of a FWB
You are in an arrangement with someone who knows you and someone you can fully trust. You are comfortable with them and you can be your true self with them.
You are free to do what you want and when you want. You are not bounded to someone. You can be yourself and in a space free of judgment.
You do not have to scour social media outlets such as Tinder for your next random sex partner when you need to knock your rocks off. There is no need to jump from bar to bar, drunken, in search for something sweet to soothe your needs. When you need it, give your FWB a call. Since it is an arrangement, they will be willing and ready to satisfy your cravings.
- Sex, DUH!
Solo sex is no fun! Sex with someone you know is better. Since there is no commitment, you can feel comfortable in having liberated, safe sex, rather than hooking up with random strangers for a quick fix.
FWB’s is a real connection. It’s not you scrolling through Tinder liking every random persons picture in hopes someone will do the same. This person is there and will always be for as long as you want. So, if you aren’t feeling “committed relationships” lately,think of a potential FWB. But, know the cons to a FWB as well.