Friends with Benefits:: A Precarious Negotiation

Timothy R. Levine, Paul Mongeau

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7 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCollege Sex - Philosophy for Everyone
Subtitle of host publicationPhilosophers with Benefits
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781444332940
StatePublished - Aug 3 2010


  • Casual sex, distinction between romantic sex and casual sex - differentiating relationships
  • Cross-sex friends with benefits relationships - commoner than same-sex friends
  • Differentiating between friends and romantic partners - something difficult to put into words
  • Distinction between friendship and romantic relationships - based only on sexual behaviors
  • Friends with benefits - a precarious negotiation
  • Friends with benefits relationships - and new types of relationship
  • Friends with benefits relationships, limited on college campuses
  • Key difference between friends and lovers - sexual desire and interaction
  • Labelling "friends with benefits" - being relatively new
  • Sexual life on college campuses - dominated by the hook up

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities

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