The men were asked to determine when the attractive researcher was at an "ideal distance" and when she got too close, making them feel "slightly uncomfortable."The men confirmed after the experiment was completed that the attractive researcher was, in fact, attractive.RESULTS: Unexpectedly, the men who had received oxytocin and who were also in monogamous relationships preferred keeping a significantly greater distance between themselves and the temptress researcher -- the hormone promoted bonding with their significant other, not the stranger.She is an example of how confounding it can be to shift from a platonic relationship to a sexual one.To be clear, by ‘no strings’ she means they are both free to pursue relationships with other people.As the forthcoming Hollywood film Friends With Benefits reveals, a no-strings relationship often leaves at least one half of the couple — and usually it’s the woman — feeling confused, unsatisfied, and wholly unconvinced by the ‘benefits’ they’re supposed to be relishing.
The attractive researcher would stand about 24 inches away from the subject, and then move toward and away from them.
The purpose of their meetings is purely physical, and neither harbours any expectation of commitment from the other person.‘I think I am more jealous of his other relationships than he is of mine, but we both know the score.
I tell myself I want him to be happy and meet the right girl, but when he’s dating I get confused about my feelings.
According to Lifehacker reader Polly, a 'friends-with-benefits' arrangement leads to more fun, less heartache and better sex. Some people prefer the phrase 'f*ck buddy' while others go with 'friends-with-benefits'.
But it can also be an unpredictable minefield that needs to be navigated with extreme caution. Whatever you call it, it amounts to the same thing — a trusted acquaintance with whom you engage in no-strings-attached sex.