Hypervocal Menu
 

Blog

Why You Should Feel Free to Be More YOLO About Friends With Benefits

Share on FacebookTweet about this on Twitter

Want to bone your friend but are concerned about ruining your relationship? Turns out, it’ll probably work out just fine post-coitus.

A reported 60% of U.S. college students have had a Friend with Benefits (FWB), according to Psychology Today. This could mean a one-night stand or someone you habitually sleep with but don’t bring to your Winter Formal. And whether your FWB is just a “placeholder” — someone to fill your needs until something better comes along — or you’re using this relationship as a “trial run” before you commit to the real thing, it’s a relationship that is entered into with great trepidation.

The biggest obstacle to turning a friendship into one with sexual benefits appears to be the fear of ruining said friendship, according to one study. But now a new study is like, you do you, girl! Go get that friend tail!

In a survey of 1,000 college students, 300 had a FWB in that past year, and 80% said they were still on good terms with their sexy ex(y). And if you need even more encouragement, you saucy minx, 50% reported feeling closer to their FWB as compared to before the Bs began.

Here’s an informative chart from Psychology Today:

FWB chart

There is, of course, still a chance that this arrangement will blow up in your face, and your floormate will become your sworn enemy. That is what happened in 18.5% of these scenarios.

The point is: Friendships end whether you’ve allowed your friend to penetrate you or not, so might as well give it a go, should the option present itself. What’s the worst that could happen? You fall in love?

SEE ALSO:
Couple Unfazed by Their Horrible, Flammable Wedding
Survey Shows People Don’t Understand the Definition of a Date

[banner image via Wikimedia Commons]
Share on FacebookTweet about this on Twitter


GET VOCAL - COMMENT

Check out HyperVocal's Polls on LockerDome on LockerDome