Friends with benefits. We’ve made no secret of it – that’s how the Den and Emma story started. Great friends, then, for the better part of a whole year, friends who knocked socks occasionally (okay, it was a bit more than occasionally. More like a couple of times a week. You can see how we got ourselves in trouble).
Is there a more fun and satisfying arrangement for a couple of single young things who don’t want to be tied down? Probably not.
Now the thing about casual sex? It’s not always casual. I’ve written about this before:
“Having sex (casual or otherwise) drives up the levels of dopamine, the romantic love hormone, leaving you primed to fall head over heels for your bed-buddy. On top of that, every time you orgasm, you’re delivered a surge of vasopressin and oxytocin, the attachment hormones that bond mothers to their babies.
So even if you just tell yourself it’s casual sex, you’re in real danger of becoming attached.
Is it any wonder hook-ups often end in complication, confusion and tears?
Anthropologist Helen Fisher even thinks that men and women continue to casually hook up to unconsciously trigger those feelings of romance and bonding.
Tread carefully – you may end up more attached than you think.”
Read that article in full here: Casual Sex? Not Always Casual.
This fun new movie, called (aptly enough) Friends with Benefits stars Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake. Mila is a comedy genius (big fan of her work as Meg Griffin. Huge) and I’m excited to see her in a lead role for a new-generation rom com.
Sony Pictures says: A young female head-hunter (Mila Kunis) in New York convinces a potential recruit (Justin Timberlake) to accept a job in the Big Apple. Despite an attraction to each other, both realise they’re everything they’ve been running from in a relationship and decide to see what happens if they leave emotion out of it and keep it strictly physical.
We’ve got 10 double passes to see Friends with Benefits up for grabs.
To win, leave a comment below to enter and tell us what you think about having a bonk-buddy. Like it or loathe it? Ever gotten too attached?
Passes valid in Australia only. 10 commenters will be chosen at random. Competition closes midnight Monday 15 August, winners announced on Tuesday 16 August.