But despite the fact that these warnings are plastered all over the Internet and in any magazine you read, the majority of people out there still choose to try having an FWB, thinking it will be no big deal.
And that will absolutely lead to these mistakes – if not one, probably all of them.
When you’re in college, having a friend with benefits, or a FWB may sound like the best idea in the world. Although you might absolutely, positively DREAD it, don’t be afraid to say no.
There’s no commitment, all of your ~sexual~ desires will be fulfilled, and you don’t have to worry about revealing too much about yourself to your partner. Talk about your family, your childhood, your puppies and more. Stick up for yourself and put your FWB on hold for awhile.
Well, it's also difficult to stay friends with an old FWB.
"Friend" can be a pretty loose term, but generally speaking, a friend with benefits should really be more an acquaintance-with-consensual-booty-perks.
They shouldn't be the first person you'd call during an emergency, or someone you can talk to all night about your deepest anxieties.
AP-PSometimes you never really see it coming – the “Friends with Benefits” situation. So you decide to do it again, and again…and maybe one more time.
After all, he’s cool, a lot of fun to hang out with and there’s an attraction there that could go either way, depending on what day of the week it is. Next thing you know, you’re friends with benefits (FWB)…and everything is groovy. Most of us know someone who has found herself in this situation wondering how she got there – and how she can either get out of it, or how she can take it to the next level.