According to a recent study, however, casual sex relationships may not be so casual after all.
In fact, these days casual sexual relationships are no longer solely defined as a one time sexual encounter; instead, casual sexual experiences can range from a one-time “hook-up” to an ongoing sexual relationship with a friend.
4) Friend With Benefits (FWB) - the addition of sex to an existing friendship without a romantic commitment.
You shouldn’t agree to a FWB relationship because it’s the only thing that he or she’s offering you, and/or you’re hoping that you can one day turn your connection into something more.
In order to avoid heartache in the future, you have to fully understand what you’re signing up for today so that this non-committed relationship doesn’t leave you feeling unfulfilled and unimportant.
And while it’s certainly possible for a FWB relationship to transition into something more over time, you’re likely heading for heartbreak if this is your goal from the outset. Understand that this person may be with other people.
If you’re thinking about entering a FWB relationship, it’s also important to keep in mind that your connection isn’t a monogamous one.