Can friends with benefits *actually* ever work? Here are all the potential pros and cons

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Sex with someone you care about, without all the responsibility or emotional drama that can come with a more serious relationship — sounds ideal really, doesn't it? While it's obvious that one of the benefits is well, duh, more sex, there are some other potential ups and downs you might want to consider. Once you're in FWB mode, you don't need to worry about coming across as too keen or worrying about whether you ought to call them or wait for them to call you. A FWB situation puts your precious friendship at risk. Even when we have no intention of letting it get messy, sex has a tendency to muddle your feelings, says Kerner. It's partly physiological as hormones are released during sex that make you bond with them and them with you on an emotional level; it's partly psychological because we're programmed by society, movies, etc to connect sex with love. That puts you in a position where you're far more likely to get emotionally involved, even when you don't plan to You don't need to meet their family and you don't even need to call them if you don't want to. There are times in your life when a relationship isn't what you want - perhaps you want to focus on your career, or you know you're moving to another city, or you just want to be single, says Kerner.

Designed for plus folks, the prospect of a friend with benefits is looking a lesser amount of and less like a millennial absolution. She gave you a nonchalant gesticulate and smiled. At first, her admission strikes you as too much in a row. But then it gets you thinking: You're single , too — can you repeat that? could be so bad about a casual night in bed with a big cheese you like but don't love? Designed for plus types unwilling to walk — possibly re walk — the alleyway that leads to romance, rings after that relocation, the prospect of a acquaintance with benefits is looking less after that less like a millennial indulgence. Afterwards all, it gets awfully lonely ahead of you around for the one.

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