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Is Being Friends with Benefits a Good Idea?

Learn if having friends with benefits is a good thing or a bad thing from relationship expert Jonathon Aslay in this Howcast video about men and love.

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Okay, friends with benefits, good or bad?

Well, I guess it depends on what you're looking for. When it comes to friends with benefits, it can be a fantastic relationship with all the bells and whistles that come with it. You get the friendship and you get the sex. So friends with benefits could be a definite plus.

Okay, they say that friends with benefits, one of the advantages is that its sex without any commitment and it's based on convenience. This can create conflicts if somebody wants more. And there's an expectation to maybe either wanting more sex or more connection.

And this is where the problem occurs with most friends with benefits, is that expectation of wanting something more at an emotional level or maybe even at a physical level.

I think friends with benefits happens all the time. They happen in long distance relationships. They can happen in relationships just around the corner. I think it's a relationship based on convenience without really getting into anything serious.

And what happens with some friends with benefits is, they start seeking relationships elsewhere, and that friends with benefits might kind of fall by the wayside. So just recognize this isn't a real serious relationship. This is just a relationship of convenience.

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