Resting Naked With “Just a Friend”: Examining the Line Between Relationships, Friendships, and Fuckingships

By Hari Ziyad

A pal asked if he could rest naked during intercourse beside me.

A day or two prior to, we lay nude into the hands of some other man—a friend too, maybe my most useful, but an enthusiast first, I thought.

My enthusiast and I also argued afterward. Though monogamous, we hadn’t had intercourse that night or even for a couple weeks by the period. He stated he desired to be sure we didn’t “center our relationship on sex, ” but having something and centering anything are a couple of various things.

The buddy (whom made the demand) and I also have actually only ever been “just friends.…

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