Straight Men’s Same-Sex Friendships Are Surprisingly Intimate

Straight Men’s Same-Sex Friendships Are Surprisingly Intimate

One of the most common stereotypes about straight men’s same-sex friendships is that they’re lacking in emotional depth. Their friendships are seen as revolving around shared activities like watching football or going hunting and fishing—not sitting around and talking about their feelings. Though extremely popular, a new study suggests that this characterization is inaccurate, at least among younger guys today.

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Can "Friends With Benefits" Ever Go Back To Just Being Friends

Can "Friends With Benefits" Ever Go Back To Just Being Friends

Navigating a “friends with benefits” (FWB) relationship is complicated. People sometimes start these relationships for different reasons, and they often have very different expectations for how the relationship will develop in the future [1]. So what ends up happening in the long run when two friends start having sex? We know that some (but not most) go on to have romantic relationships [2]. But what about everyone else? Can these people go back to being “just friends,” or do they inevitably drift apart? A new study provides some preliminary answers to these questions.

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