A friends with benefits relationship can be tricky to define. Usually, friends with benefits (a.k.a. FWB) means that people who know each other engage in intimate/sexual activity without really dating each other. Its different from hooking up, which tends to be a one-time thing with someone new.
Are FWB actually friends?
Friends with benefits (aka FWB) is a casual sexual relationship with either a friend (duh) or just a random person. The general idea is that you are friends (or at least friendly) with the other person and have a sexual chemistry, but are not interested in pursuing a more serious, romantic, relationship.
What are the benefits of having a FWB?
These are the seven real benefits of being friends with benefits:Its a zero-pressure situation. Its much easier to remain unbiased and impersonal. Protection isnt lazy. Its great, purely for sexual exploration. Its OK to be a little selfish. You get to have more “you time”. Theyre easily detachable.3 Sep 2016