Friends with benefits
Are you referring to the females, Ellie? hahah and EastSigheder, that’s also very true. You truly need to be compatible with the experience in addition to a compatible partner. guess it just depends on timing… The almighty Time!
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Before you chuck the “Duh’s” and “of courses”, first of all, its easier said than done. i hate to be sexist, but its hard to be a girl and act like a guy. I feel like its ingrained in me, naturally, to act crazed and mildly obsessive due to my submission to developed emotions haha. And secondly, them romance flicks were all right :(
i’ve done it on a few occasions. it might be easier for guys than girls, but girls are definitely capable. i’ve dont it and ended up becoming in a relationship with that person, i’ve had it go from relationship to friends with benefits, and i’ve had it just stay friends with benefits. I’ve had it where i wanted to make it into a relationship, i’ve had it where the girl wants to make it the relationship.
One answer COULD be that women release the bonding hormone oxytocin (not to be confused with the painkiller (oxycontin) in much heavier amounts than men during a mutually pleasurable session. Session was the best euphemism I could come up with…anyway, its also known that both sexes are releasing copious amounts of dopamine, the pleasure chem, and the male , not surprisingly, gets an extra boost of L-trytophan, sometimes sending him in to an instant snooze. But back to the oxytocin-that might be the reason it is harder for women once the dirty has been done. I don’t know.. I also believe in romantic love as I am in it (oh, and then science has shown both sexes are releasing heavy amounts of oxytocin when that is occuring). But these intricate components of the brain still fascinate me.
I think you could say women are more prone to want to maintain a relationship, maybe for reasons that might come off as sexist aswell, but I think men, wanting to fuck everything, is in us equally to procreate, obviously. But you know the old saying “think with your other head”, well when guys do think with their dicks rather then their brains, I think that must be a more primitive thought process. Why wouldn’t it be? If you look back to our good old ape days, then you look back to our most basic needs, and having sex and making babies has been around a lot longer then thinking consciously about..whatever else it is that you think about when your not wanting to have sex
^Sounds like the innocent friends with benefits, smily
Anyway, as a girl that has had some friends with benefits, I’d say that it isn’t for everyone. If you aren’t vulnerable, have a strong sense of independence, and you have very many other things that bring you pleasure in life, then friends with benefits shouldn’t be so bad.
Having a friend with benefits also works better if you do this with someone you get along with, but you definitely see reasons why you would never date them, and hopefully the guy seems the same way. It’s when you try and make a friendship that you want to lead to a relationship beneficial that things have more potential to get sticky. Sometimes it’s hard to tell, but just listen to your gut on that one. I guess advice for it past that would rely on people’s personalities.
I’ve been more successful working backwards from benefits to friendship. If you can be open and nonjudgmental in a sexual situation first and then build a friendship around that openness, I’ve found it can be mutually rewarding and as long as the communication is CLEAR about expectations from both parties, nobody should get their feelings hurt. So basically it can be great; you just need to be grown up about it unless you want it to blow up in your face.
I totally support being opened and honest about the scenario Devon. super important! be grown up though hmm i feel like that term has been thrown about so loosely that it kind of lost the depth of its meaning. kids get told to grow up, as do adults! All have a part of the inner kid if you will, in them throughout their life… hmm i think it goes back to guys being able to do it and girls being ready to do it.
Being grown up for me means something very similar to having a “higher existence” as discussed on here a little while back, living above the bullshit. Being grown up doesn’t mean killing the kid, it’s just our society that’s given the phrase the fucked up negative connotation. Lightheartedness is the last thing you want to loose when you’re dealing with friends w/ benefits
Being grown up for me means something very similar to having a “higher existence” as discussed on here a little while back, living above the bullshit. Being grown up doesn’t mean killing the kid, it’s just our society that’s given the phrase the fucked up negative connotation. Lightheartedness is the last thing you want to loose when you’re dealing with friends w/ benifits
@kim We are still our “inner children,” everything else is just addons. A lot of people don’t get this, they try to escape their inner children (ie themselves) and so their minds get messed up. And that’s why people are so messed up, they’re hiding from themselves.
The “inner child” is who we really are in this world.
i dont know. maybe in this life its best to peer from the eyes of a kid. shit gets straight up depressing when you turn into an “adult”. haha super negative i know. questions are asked and they remain unanswered. a child is an optimistic dupe, happy with whatever answers they’re chucked at. hmmm i have no idea where im going with this or why it even went this way
“a child is an optimistic dupe, happy with whatever answers they’re chucked at”
That’s how we really are. The reason why “shit gets straight up depressing when you turn into an “adult”” is because people try to be something else. We are still the same children, but with a wider arsenal of mental tools. Nothing is “deleted,” nor can it be. The child is always there, it’s who you are.
Now, if you treat the kid wrong it’s gonna feel bad. If you feel bad that’s because you’re treating yourself (the child) wrong. And that’s why it sucks to be an adult (for most people.)