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In preparation for his new film, Friends With Benefits, singer-turned-actor Justin Timberlake hit The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Friends With Benefits is about two friends (Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis) who have been amazingly unlucky in love and are just too busy for a relationship, but decide to enter into a casual, no-strings-attached intimate relationship. Things go awry when, predictably, they begin to catch feelings.

While the premise of the film is certainly nothing new, many people find themselves in this type of arrangement everyday.

For many, friends with benefits works out just fine, allowing the parties to satisfy their need for companionship, sex, and attention without having to fully commit. However, for others, sleeping with a pal can ruin the friendship forever.

When asked about his thoughts on friends with benefits relationships, Timberlake (who is reportedly dating his FWB costar, Mila Kunis) said he doesn’t think it’s a good idea.

“If you’re going to be intimate with someone at some point somebody’s going to feel something,” Timberlake explained.

“It’s a really good idea until it becomes a bad idea. It probably becomes a bad idea really fast.”

While it’s true, friends with benefits relationships can be fraught with difficulty, they can also be perfectly good arrangements for those  involved.

But what do you think, Clutchettes and Gents? Is sex with a friend a good or bad idea?

Let’s talk about it!

 

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  • sunshyne84

    Don’t even fool yourself.

    • Michelle Antonia

      Agree with you 100%

  • Alexandra

    Yes. I think so.
    And its not only a bad idea with just ‘friends’.

  • chanelA

    i saw the poster for this movie where i work and i was like “wtf didnt this exact same movie come out but with a different title? no strigs attached right?” how many movies about banging people are they gonna make?

    i am personally so sick and damn tired of everybody being sex hungry animals and having sex with everybody because of “urges”. its too many damn diseases nowadays to be doing that mess. people wonder why STDs,STIs and AIDS/HIV is running rampant and out of wedlock children being born like crazy and this is why. condoms are good but they arent fcking magical. whats gonna happen when you have a “fun” “harmless” one night stand or FWB romp and the chick ends up pregnant?or with a disease? or both? that man only wanted you for sex so if anything happens then YOU have to deal with things alone. i cant believe adults are this damn reckless with their bodies and then wanna cry when something happens as a result of their actions.

    i wish people would just sit they asses down. THIS is why its so many baby mama,single mama,AIDS victim stuff going on. calm the F down and close your legs/keep it i your pants.

    • Rastaman

      There is no force in nature that can deny the human sex drive, it is as ingrained in us as the need to eat or speak. So all you folks who want to deny, suppress or control other folks sexuality your efforts are in vain. We are animals, no matter how hard we may try to deny it but at our most basic existence we do the same things as all the other animals.
      Sex is a natural, normal and healthy human activity, did you ever think that if we had not built so much restrictions around human sexuality we would be healthier. Many of those STIs that plague us are not natural to human but were introduced through cross contamination with other creatures. Syphilis for instance is a sheep disease.

      The issues you have noted are not caused by sex but by irresponsible behavior. That is what we need to address socially.

    • Anonymiss

      Cosign…I just finished watching a V-log. “The New Household” by Lewis @ ihustlenation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEmw8FsV2jw) about all this foolishness perpetuated in the black community with unplanned pregnancy and single parent homes (not to mention the risk of AIDS/HIV and other STIs). @Rastaman @chanelA…Here’s for screwing responsibly!

    • Brina

      I endorse this comment

      It will be 4 years since I got down and what was described by ChanelA is one of the reasons. We’re not robots, we’re humans.

    • Rastaman

      @Anonymiss. Good deal on that video. As per my point we cannot stop people from having sex but we can teach them how to be responsible. But the anti-sex crowd blames sex and then see pregnancy and STI has punishment for those who do have and enjoy sex. Not working and not realistic.

  • Lola

    for me
    i have to be really CRAVING sex
    to sleep with a friend!

  • Clnmike

    Just seems like your adding potential problems with emotions and stress on your friendship. And then what happens when you do find some one you want to be with? Now it just stops? Your still friends? If so you keep it a secret from your girl friend/ boy friend?