Make sure that you and your new sex partner agree on what needs you’re filling for each other and where the boundaries are.And show your partner that you value your health and his by always practicing safer sex. NOTE: Senior Planet is an open forum and offers articles for information only.You ask whether this kind of relationship is possible for women. Are you likely to get too emotionally involved, or is he? Emotions are tricky, and the best way to deal with whatever comes up is to communicate clearly before you get involved, during the involvement and afterwards if either of you needs to end it.Here’s how it worked for a friend of mine who grieved deeply after the death of her husband before feeling she was ready for sex and warmth, but not a committed relationship.Is that sexist, treating a grown man like a boy toy?
It's all the sex and intimacy everyone enjoys without the nagging and head games that eventually wreck relationships.
Our generation was raised with a clear distinction between “good” girls and “loose” girls, and what it meant if you were the latter.
But we’ve changed, our culture has changed and our sexual choices have expanded.
Of course, whether you’re considering FWB or NSA (or any new sexual relationship, in fact), both of you should be recently and regularly tested for STIs, including HIV, and safer sex should always be a non-negotiable item in your agreement.
From what you’ve told me about you, I think you’d be comfortable with a FWB, someone you feel close to emotionally as a friend but whose benefits come with no commitment—and who goes away after that afternoon together, as you specified! Many people our age are widowed or divorced and, like you, don’t want another committed relationship right now.
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