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.
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.
METHODOLOGY: The research team singled out the most attractive female among them to approach their male subjects.
If you don't set proper boundaries it can actually be more volatile and unpredictable than a proper relationship (and this is coming from a fiery Italian).
I've therefore decided to share my experiences in the hope that it will help you to stay happy, healthy and sexually satisfied with the casual partner of your choice.
And if flirting is defined as behaviour which suggests you are sexually attracted to someone - but stopping short of saying it outright – is it a form of cheating if you are spoken for?
This is a question that increasing numbers of people have been searching for the answer to in recent years, according to Google Trends.
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.