Dating your friend with benefits
Your best friend since childhood who’s also your emergency contact? In other words, condoms are a must, and if you’re in the habit of spontaneous meet-ups, it’s smart for both of you to carry them.
This is also no time for anyone to be shy about wanting or needing to use lube.
Not only is it important to speak up about changing needs and desires (like, if one of you meets someone), but you should also talk about what you like and don't in bed — that's what this is all about, right?
"Find out exactly what you're really saying yes to," says Meyers. Keep hugging, kissing, and cuddling — especially in public — to a minimum, Meyers advises: "You have to stay detached or it's going to become a romantic relationship, which changes all the rules." You can also keep boundaries in place by not leaving stuff like toothbrushes and clothes at each other's places.
You never have to feel guilty when you're flirting with other people or lazily flicking through Tinder.
There is just one unspoken rule: You two have to keep it this way for as long as possible.
If this is truly a FWB and not "no strings attached," you are welcome and encouraged to sustain the "friends" part of that by continuing to do whatever activity or hobby brought you together as friends in the first place.
Plus, you don't want to catch any diseases from strangers. Doing it on a regular basis with someone you know and trust, without the label of “significant other.”The beginning is so much fun.
You get along with this person, you're (hopefully) having bomb-ass sex and there aren't any strings attached.
You're having fun at this point and you promise yourself that you won't, under any circumstances, become attached.
The 4 am texts start to become 2 pm texts and the two of you gradually settle into a pleasantly predictable routine.