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Studies have shown that with good communication and boundaries, friends with benefits arrangements can work, but the scenarios almost inevitably turn complicated over time. Make sure you can handle the emotional complexities of an FWB relationship.
But not everyone is cut out to compartmentalize sex like. Conversely, maybe sleepovers and brunch the next day is totally cool with both of you.
Check in. You should also feel comfortable asking your partner about their sexual history. Clearly, honesty on these subjects is crucial, and choosing someone you believe you can trust is vital.
Fuck buddies are people who are friend-like but truly only manage the relationship to maintain sex. FWB relationships are all about respect and boundaries.
You might not be in a conventional romantic relationship, but you do deserve respect from a communicative partner. What are you asking from your FWB partner?
If you were truly friends before you added the perks of sex, try your hardest to preserve that relationship, Hick said.