In this day and age, being single or even in a committed relationship is tougher than ever. More and more people are choosing to be in more casual relationships formed on sex dating sites due to former bad relationship experiences or current environment. This is where friends with benefits come in.
You get to have sex with someone you like, without all the emotional drama and pesky responsibilities that come with being in a committed romantic partnership.
Sounds ideal, right?
Well, here’s a look at some of the benefits of no strings dating:
Friends With Benefits Receive Steady Sex
The nature of a ‘friends with benefits’ arrangement is all about using each other for sex.
This means satisfying one another’s sexual needs.
Also, there are no kids, money worries, and other related stressors to bring down libido.
Sex has several health benefits, including keeping the cardiovascular system healthy, reducing chronic pain, and so on.
Needless to say, having steady sex is healthy.
Besides your physical health, having sex also benefits your mental health.
During sex, your brain releases feel-good hormones, which coupled with an orgasm makes you feel more at ease and keeps stress at bay.
Studies show that hormones found in semen can also help reduce depression.
That being said, note that having unprotected sex, even with a friend, exposes you to unplanned pregnancies and STIs.
Having sex with a friend feels safer than with a stranger.
Since you’re friends, hopefully, you can honestly disclose your previous STI histories to each other.
Couples in serious relationships tend to let protection slide after a while, given the belief that they’re together forever.
On the other hand, with friends with benefits arrangements, everyone knows from the start that it’s not a long-term thing.
This makes using protection a must so as to avoid contracting anything or getting pregnant.
It’s A Zero-Pressure Situation With No Emotional Attachment
With casual relationships, both parties have no significant expectations other than the sex being fun.
In that case, you don’t have to worry about getting hurt or hurting the other person, or even wonder where the relationship is going.
If things are no longer compatible, you can end things without the feelings of loss.
Such emotional roller-coaster plays a big role in serious relationships.
It’s Great For Experimenting
No strings dating can help you learn what you’re looking for in a committed relationship.
You get to learn how to communicate, trust, and interact in an intimate situation.
Best of all, it’s a great avenue for sexual exploration.
Since there’s a certain amount of trust, the environment is inherently more open for sharing sexual fantasies.
You’ll also gain more knowledge about sex and even fine-tune what you like and don’t like.
As you can see, there are several reasons for wanting casual relationships over a serious partner.
These kinds of arrangements, however, require a significant level of maturity and for both parties to follow the rules of friends with benefits relationships.
If you can get it right, this is a relationship that offers the best of both worlds. You get to have fun, reliable and satisfying sex without having to commit.