The Top 5 Perks & Problems of a Fuck Buddy

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Long-lasting relationships are a gem in today’s society, and they are either rarely seen, or seen through their disturbing entirety via Facebook and Twitter.

We’ve done away with dominant alpha male and submissive beta female subcultures, and society accepts (or should, anyway) that we all have a natural tendency to explore. Along with our freedoms and fast-paced lives in America, we have become accustomed to small attention spans (though not small dicks, yet) in our sexual partners. Thus, I’d like to present a list of the Top 5 Perks and Problems of a Fuck Buddy – a guide  for those of you considering giving your tissue box a rest and forgoing relationship drama altogether.

The Perks

1)       Satisfaction at your fingertips. There are few things less annoying to wait for than sex. This scenario provides instant gratification.

2)      Everyone gets what they want. No awkward conversations about their horrible ex-of-5-years-that-left-them-emotionally-unavailable afterwards (blah blah blah); no hesitations about letting them know what you want and when you want it. Winning. And hey, if you’re really on top of your game, you could even be Twinning.

3)     Skip that “meh-thinking-about-what-to-eat-for-lunch” sex.  A fuck buddy is probably holding his or her title mainly for being fabulous in bed anyway and who likes shitty sex?

4)      No relationship means no rules.You’re both free to sleep with who you choose and to “talk” with whoever you fancy. Ah, the life of the fuck buddy.

5)      No relationship also means no awkward extra-social interactions. Don’t worry about meeting the grandmother that will recount your FB’s humiliating bed-wetting experiences. Say goodbye to the boring family gatherings and dorky friends from high school. Save it, honey.

 

The Problems (AKA Reality Check)

1)        There’s always a risk of getting stung. Eventually, someone starts falling sooner or later. It’s a risk we take when entering the “hook-up” zone. So be real and be honest when you find yourself reminiscing about their odd-habit of blinking every time they curse (props if you get that reference!)

2)         You probably know as much about your buddy as you do about underwater basket weaving. Get tested regularly, as you never know what kind of STDs people could have. You’re especially at risk on those not-so-sober nights when you decide Mr./Ms. Hot Stuff’s bed was a little more comfortable than your own.

3)         It can end at any time. Don’t expect a courtesy text letting you know it’s over, and you definitely won’t get an in-person break up and explanation. But hey, that’s the beauty of a “No-Strings Attached” relationship.A hook-up buddy is meant to be temporary, and those late-night sexts that start with, “What’s good tnt gorgeous?” aren’t going to work forever.

4)         It eventually loses its glamour. Ya, we like to pride ourselves on being DGAF about the whole relationship biz and love screaming #YOLO with our single friends as we guzzle down tequila in the club. But really, “emotionless” sex can only be fun for so long before it starts getting old – a reason we all eventually crave the comfort and fulfillment of having a steady partner.

5)         You’ll probably end up on The Maury Show. Jk, but seriously, no one needs a “You are not the father!” episode and more legendary dance moves. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Check out the smooth skills below:

So good luck on your adventures and please remember: Always wear a condom. Baby mama drama is overrated.

Photo Courtesy of SexandMess