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Friends with Benefits

  • By: Paul Mongeau, Christina Shaw & Kendra Knight
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

We all know that friendships between men and women differ from heterosexual romantic relationships. To give one example, sexual interaction typically occurs in close, intimate, romantic relationships whereas friends generally eschew these encounters. The boundaries ...

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