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Valentine’s Day: Screw Friends With Benefits

Friends with benefits? Been there, done that, and now, I can’t go for that! Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for free love, but there’s something about the repeat offense of a dude who will do you over and over again, hang out, and share his thoughts and feelings, but is too scared to say you’re in a relationship. Call me old fashioned, but what’s he so afraid of — treating a lady right? Last time I checked, combining sex with friendship is the very definition of a boyfriend! As if day-to-day diddling wasn’t hard enough to navigate, now that Valentine’s Day is rearing its ugly head, FWBs just seem even more useless. Here’s why… Keep reading »

Girl Talk: Friends With Benefits? I Don’t Think So

Not long ago, I met a guy that reminded me of that sexy NPR storyteller Ira Glass. Instantly, I fell in nerd-love with this doppelganger. After dating for a while, though, we realized we had only one thing in common: sex. So we decided to be friends with benefits. According to a Michigan State University study, sixty-percent of college co-eds have been involved in an FWB relationship, and plenty of my thirty-something girlfriends were doing it to stay satisfied, so I figured I’d give the laid back, no-romantic-attachments approach to getting laid a whirl. A year later, faux-Ira and I still hang out and hump. After our most recent rendezvous last weekend, I began to wonder what I’m doing. What are the real benefits to friends with benefits? Sure, now I have an in-case-of-sexual-emergency-hit-Glass-lookalike. At the same time, I’ve started to realize my situation is causing me to question the meaning of friendship, challenging my chances at romances, and wobbling my emotional stability. Keep reading »

Quickies!: Bounce, Bounce, Bounce

  • Finally, relief from sore thighs. The Bodybouncer takes the gravity out of sex. [Daily Bedpost]
  • The line between romance and friendship is very thin, so you have to ask that guy what his intentions are. Otherwise, you run the risk of being led on. And vice versa! [Dear Sugar]
  • Forget tips on surviving the stress of Black Friday. If you really want to survive, you must be aggressive. [College Candy]
  • One U.K. gentlemen club is selling ad space on the bare butt’s of its dancers. We’re sure the U.S. strip clubs will follow its lead. [Asylum]
  • These accessories will get you noticed at the most festive holiday parties. And almost all of them are less than $50. [Shine]
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