Tag: FWB

Friends With Penalties

December 3, 2012 832 Comments
Friends With Penalties

Dear Susan, I have been hooking up with a guy consistently for four months. It started out that we both wanted a friends-with-benefits situation, and we would basically hang out, do homework, etc., and of course hook up, but that was it. He made it very clear to me that he wasn’t into me further […]

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The Matrix of Modern Relationships

July 8, 2010 44 Comments
The Matrix of Modern Relationships

I was feeling a little crafty today, so I made a chart. It actually helped me understand relationship dynamics by thinking about all the potential variations. I’m sure I missed some, so if you have anything to add, leave a comment! Also, this is a perfect conversation starter for relationship war stories, so feel free […]

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The Complex Psychology of STD Transmission

April 23, 2010 88 Comments
The Complex Psychology of STD Transmission

We are screaming FIRE! and everyone is just sitting around ignoring us. Representative for the Centers for Disease Control I’ve never written about STDs before. There are several reasons for this. One is that I know you’ve all had sex ed, and I’ve never felt like I have anything to add to the always good […]

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Old FWB or New Shy Boy?

January 5, 2010 7 Comments
Old FWB or New Shy Boy?

Dear Susan, First let me say I love, love, love your blog…it’s required daily reading for me! I would really appreciate any insight/advice you have about my current situation…Basically, it’s the classic tale as old as time…the old f*ck buddy conundrum. Last spring, while in the final semester of grad school, I started hooking up […]

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