Grace McGettigan on how to navigate what should be a fun experience without getting hurt, and what to do when it gets more serious…. I have.
For some, finding the ride is easy. For others, it helps to have a Plan B. friend with benefits. So can it work out? Shawna Scott, owner and founder of SexSiopa.
In a study carried out by Harvard Psychologist, Justin Lehmiller, it was found that 15 per cent of the almost people surveyed entered into a loving relationship with their friend with benefits within 12 months. Few of the other participants ended in disaster either.
The pitfalls are clear, but some find ways to make it work.
Not necessarily true. Everyone else had sort of left already, so we had another drink together and then I went back to his house.
It can be difficult at times to know where the boundary is, though, which Aisling, 29, knows only too well. I think you need to find your boundary, and be really careful not to cross it.
Part of the fun of having a friend with benefits is the secrecy. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Perhaps you want something more from the relationship, or maybe adjustments need to be made to your arrangement.
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It seems the lack of intimacy between them and their fuck buddy made them feel vulnerable, as well as a sense of sexual regret and self-directed anger. This article first appeared in the September issue of the mag. Our October issue is on shelves now! Toggle .
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