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Are You Friends with Benefit Material?

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“I think Rick is cheating on me.”

“What? Your Richie? Are you guys serious now?”

“No we’re not but what does that matter?”

“Correct me if I’m wrong but you’re in a friends with benefits and you’re thinking your partner is cheating? Seems to me you’re getting carried away.”

I’ve seen so many people enter into a friends with benefits relationship and left broken-hearted or hurt because they either did not grasp what it means from the onset or along the way, they get the lines blurred.

Photo credit: Lost in the jungle Anok Yai

For anybody looking for some clarity, FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS (FWB) is a casual relationship in which two people are physically intimate yet are not committed to each other. This is usually a purely sexual relationship between two people who enjoy spending time with no strings attached. It’s usually non-monogamous so if it wasn’t stated from the onset, either parties are free to explore with other people.

It can be a