If you are not engaged in or on the track toward a committed life partnership, you probably still have a basic human desire for great sex, however you define it. And playing the field appeals to some personality types, and not so much for others.
For those who prefer to be with one lover at a time but have no life partner, a special friend who is a compatible and complementary lover, a “friend with benefits,’ so to speak, can lead to sexual fulfillment.
If you’re planning to enter into a “friends with benefits” relationship, be sure the rules are clear. There are reasons you two are seeking an arrangement like this, so confirm that you understand each other and that the boundaries are unmistakably defined.
With the rules in place, friends with benefits can be great friends, great lovers, and have great sex. It’s all part of sexual wellness.