Can a woman and man be friends only, no sex? It certainly is an age-old question. There are many people who'd say it's not possible. So then, what's the difference between two females, or two males, who have a "friendship only" relationship?Is it genital parts? Hormones? Brain make up? Because body part B fits into body part G doesn't mean Sex has to happen, right?
On the other side of the ocean, there are Friends With Benefits. A man and woman in a relationship for the purpose of "a good time." No commitment. No expectations, besides in bed. Sounds pretty good, depending on which angle you're looking at it. If you happen to be one-half of that equation who falls in love with your "friend" then it may seem like a looming heartbreak, unless the feelings of love are reflected sometime down the road.
Here's yet another element to this question. What if someone stays in touch with an old lover or flame? Would you mind if your partner or spouse stays in contact with an old lover? Most people, I'm guessing, would say no. After all, jealousy is human nature (to a certain extent).
As I started writing Friend With Benefits (yes, I know, the topic has been exhausted) I wanted to do a different story line. Not about two people who are in a sex-only arrangement. Instead, I wanted to show how a relationship buds between a man and woman who are best friends. However, fearing that if one admits their true feelings, it will ruin their friendship. So, this book will travel through the journey of two people who must find a way to work through this obstacle. And readers will teeter between laughter and shock during this adventure.
So, whatever your take is about Friends With Benefits, I hope you'll like my new adventure Friends With Benefits releasing May 6th. I'm enclosing an excerpt to get your adrenaline pumping.
In the meantime, what do you think...Can a man and woman be friends only? Would you mind if your partner stays in touch with an old flame? I'd love to hear your thoughts.