Boyfriends and girlfriends have come and gone, but my friends with benefits have stood the test of time. That’s longer than I predict my first marriage will last.And while I can’t imagine being with my Cuba date “for real”—I mean, he’s a low-key homeless anarchist who once took me on date to his Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous meeting; there are red flags—I still value our relationship immensely.Before everyone else in your life starts asking why you’re not in a relationship, talk to each other and make sure you have an answer for yourself.Very few of them were ok with a strict lover arrangement.He already puts up with your obnoxious , but we all know that's not always the case.Here, six unattached 20-somethings dish on a time (or times) they decided to blur the lines between friends by knocking boots.1. I'm sure there are tons of searchable quotes out there insinuating that the best friendships are the ones that you learn from, but I bet that none of them are referring to circumcision.Karen began hooking up with her friend Chris last April, who introduced her to a new sexual experience, and eventually, feelings of attachment."The first time we hooked up, I told him that I had never had an orgasm from having sex, while we were having sex," she said.
"He danced to house music in the bars like he was at a ska concert, and was clearly more interested in getting a taste of 'the college experience' that his small university was lacking than hooking up with me."Rather than chalk the whole visit up as a loss, Jamie went for it anyway and ended up getting a lesson in sex-ed rather than getting off."It was the first time I'd seen an uncircumcised penis," she said.Do no-strings-attached relationships ever end well? An admittedly far stretch from its Shakespearian derivative, you've got to admit that this question requires some serious thought. That is the question — at least the one that runs through the mind of any single gal with a great guy bestie.Casual dating or a casual relationship is a physical and emotional relationship between two people who may have casual sex or a near-sexual relationship without necessarily demanding or expecting the extra commitments of a more formal romantic relationship. Casual dating may be part-time, or for a limited time. In each case, the relationship's dominance in the lives of those involved is being voluntarily limited, and there is usually a sense that the relationship is intended to endure only so long as both parties wish it to.Casual relationships sometimes include mutual support, affection and enjoyment, which underpin other forms of loving relationship.