Sometimes we forget the gray areas. The innocuous middle ground that is so often overlooked because it doesn’t scream at us like the extremes do. It’s why certain things are overlooked; like the independent voters, the agnostics, reputable, stable, feminine lesbians, and the middle class.
It had occurred to me that sexuality holds its own equidistant region. We have often heard of that relational designation of fuck-buddy (FB), and the other one of Friends with Benefits (FWB), but I contend there is another. The one in the gray area, which has remained undefined, and perhaps under-utilized…
Friends With Partial Benefits.
What if you meet someone who is, for one reason or another, unable or unwilling to partake in meaningless sex, or sex without feelings of love, nor are they willing to remain in a state of forced celibacy or isolation. Would it not be beneficial to enjoy that gray area of interaction that might include companionship, communication, cuddling and kissing? A FWPB could then address a shortfall of interaction, a cloying loneliness, and a deficit of affection.