Are you in a sexual, no-strings attached relationship with your friend? You should read this!
Having a friend with benefits or FWB comes with a lot of risks. It involves having a sexual relationship with a member of the opposite sex without a romantic attachment. Below are some of the risks of having a friend with benefits.
1. Emotional attachment
Having a friend with benefits can lead to emotional attachment. This is because you two share physical intimacy and it may result in one or both of you developing feelings.
The worst part of having a friend with benefits is that your friend can decide to walk away at any time, leaving you heartbroken, angry, and frustrated. Imagine how disappointed you would be if you already have feelings for this person.
3. High chances of STDs
You cannot vouch for your friend. He or she might have countless friends with benefits and you can never tell if they have protected sex or not. If they don't, you are at a higher risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases.
4. You mean nothing
Friends with benefits mean nothing to each other. They only call each other when they need to get intimate. You are both not emotionally connected and there are no demands or restrictions attached.
5. You don't have a title
You are a second option or a last minute date when other partners of your friends with benefits cancel on them. You can only go on a date with a friend with benefits as a friend, not as a girlfriend or boyfriend.