The thought of having sex with a friend can sometimes seem like a fantastic idea. You go from just being friends, to having a drunken kiss, to having sex once and swearing it will never happen again Unless your life is a Nora Ephron film called When Harry Met Sally , we all know how that situation tends to turn out. Research shows that few people end up with their friend with benefits , and a lot of people lose that friend all together. As someone who has mistakenly slept with a friend or two in her life, there are certain things I wish I knew before I went for it. Here are some things no one tells you about sleeping with a friend, but oh, how I wish they would.
Is Sex With Your Best Friend A Good Idea...Or Will It Ruin Everything?
Is it OK to have sex with a friend?
I have. Once had a wicked crush on my best friend from eleventh grade. Lost touch, got back in touch, lost touch again. We stayed in touch for years afterwards — but we never ever got together again. I mean, after all, who better to be your partner than someone who knows you as a friend first? But this is the exception and not the rule.
6 Easy Steps for Fucking Your Friends Without Fucking Up the Friendship
Still, sometimes you want to hop into bed naked with your best pal and see what happens. So what should you do if you decide to or drunkenly have sex with a friend? We spoke with Vienna Pharaon , a licensed marriage and family therapist, to learn how to mitigate the chance of having a bad outcome after sleeping with a friend. This speaks to your motivations for originally wanting to sleep with your friend. So why is this friend different?
Best friends are hard to come by. These are people in your life who you've grown to trust, value, and love, likely for years. But what happens when that last L-word, love, turns into another: lust? Is having sex with your best friend actually a good idea? Compared to people who meet as strangers, Cocharo says couples who start as friends—especially best friends—have a much better foundation.