What is Friends With Benefits (FWB)?

Friends With Benefits is a type of relationship in which two people are physically intimate with one another, but not committed to each other in any way. Both can spend time together and hook up, but the relationship isn’t romantic and has no strings attached. Its like a friend that you fuck, or do other sexual activities with. It is similar to fuck buddy but in FWB, friendship is much closer unlike fuck buddies that you can be strangers about each other's personal information.

Is a "friends with benefits" relationship right for you?

Friends with benefits is a relationship that develops from friendship. Friend is typically someone you trust and who trusts you (relationship that develops through mutual interests, shared experiences, or compatibility). If you’re thinking about elevating your friendship into a friends with benefits relationship, here are some reminders to help you determine if this type of relationship is beneficial for you.
  • If you want to move up from friendship to FWB - Think carefully about how your relationship will evolve if you added sex to it and how would you deal if for some reason you two became less close. You don’t want to end up losing a close friend if your FWB adventure goes awry.
  • You are not looking for boyfriend or girlfriend - It’s important that you enter into this kind of relationship fully acknowledging, understanding and accepting what this means for both of you. Remember that you are not looking for a committed relationship.
  • Both must be on the same page - For friends with benefits to work, you have to know each other. Understand each other's feelings, emotions and sexuality. You must also openly and honestly discuss and agree the nature of your connection right from the start.
  • You must make sure that this is the kind of relationship that you truly want with this person - To avoid things from getting messy. You have to fully understand what you’re getting into.
  • You both enjoy the FWB relationship - It has to fulfill your needs as well as his or hers in order for both to enjoy a lasting Friends with Benefits relationship.

Friends with Benefits Rules and Ethics

  • Both should not Fall in Love - This is the first rule and is the hardest rule to follow. When you’re sexually involved with someone you can eventually start to feel comfortable and emotions can start to build-up. Always do checkups to make sure that your friend is still your friend. There is always a possibility that one or both parties will fall or develop feelings. If you think you are going off the friend with benefits relationship, go slap yourself or sprinkle some cold water on your face. If you leave it out of control, things can get too messy.
  • Do not go on a date with a Friend with Benefits - Going out on a date with someone who you have a strict sexual relationship with leaves the door open for emotional attachment.
  • Do not Get Jealous - Your friends with benefits may be with other people - You must understand that this is a non-committed relationship so feeling of being jealous must not be in your vocabulary.
  • Do not Introduce your FWB to your parents or friends - If they don’t know your “friend,” don’t introduce them. If you introduce him/her to the people who matter in your life, and they actually end up liking the person, you'll never hear the end of it. Remember FWB is temporary.
  • No Cuddling - Cuddling encourages intimacy which is a no-no with a friend with benefits.
  • No sleepovers - Sleeping next to your "Friend with Benefits" and waking up next with them is extremely intimate. Keep yourself away from things that can make you emotionally attached.
  • Safe Sex - FWB is not obligated to be monogamous, so it’s super important that your protection game is on. In other words, condoms are a must specially if you aren’t exclusively fucking each other. If you’re in the habit of spontaneous meet-ups, it’s smart for both of you to carry condom all the time.
  • Give and take - The bottom line of FWB relationship is about sexual pleasure. If your FWB enjoys longer foreplay then you should talk it over on how to deal with both of your desires in sex. Play out your fantasies and try new things! The point of this relationship is sexual satisfaction, so don’t be afraid to be creative. You should talk about what you like and don't in bed. This is the way FWB relationship works. Both of you should totally be honest about how you sexually feel.

Where to find your Friend With Benefits?

Finding your Friend with Benefits can be started in different ways. If you already have a friend and you are planning to add sex to your relationship, then you should weigh the situation that in case the sex stops, you should still remain as being friends. If you like to start Friends with benefits from a completely new friend, then you should try finding your match on Filorgy.

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