How exactly does "friends with benefits" work?
I have been looking for some information on what and how friends with benefits works. I am straight, does it only mean casual intercourse or can it be just things like “spooning” and holding hands? I am thinking of asking a very close friend if they want to be friends with benefits. But I am only comfortable with just cuddling or holding hands, maybe more but only if we both feel ready....
Relationship Structure and Troubleshooting: Navigating Poly Relationships
Be safe, have fun, and learn to spot some common warning signs of potential trouble ahead!
I Think I'm Poly: How Do I Initiate Open Relationships?
As you enter the wide world of polyamory, take care: a guide to managing poly relationships.
A First Polyamory Guide
(Mostly) everything (okay, okay, not mostly everything, but a lot) you wanted to know about polyamory.
Be Your Own Superhero: Learning How and When to Stand Up for Ourselves
Feel like being able to clearly set boundaries, stick to them, and assert yourself must require superpowers? Nope! You've already got all the goods: here's how to develop and use them!
Feeling lost in a long-distance relationship
I have been in a long distance relationship for a year now. We are in love, but he is a year older than me and is going to college this year. We decided a long time ago that breaking up would be the best option in order to avoid one of us cheating or having to break up on bad terms later on. The goal is to preserve our friendship....
Polyamorous? Does That Mean You Like Parrots?
One teen's experience with loving in plural.
Bodaciously Bad Advice: Standardized Testing?
In Bodaciously Bad Advice, a new regularly updated feature at Scarleteen, I look at some of the dating advice articles from glamour magazines and around the web. I find that most of these advice articles are heterocentric and endorse many gender stereotypes, in addition to just being really crappy dating advice. In deconstructing the articles, I hope to help you, the reader, see them for what they really are and learn to apply these skills of critical observation and thinking to other areas.
Dating from a Distance
Over the weekend I hooked up with this guy I just adore. We live 90 miles apart, so I assumed he wanted something casual and tried play it off like that's what I wanted, too. We loosely agreed that I would get in touch with him when I am in town again. I am kicking myself; I want to date him, not be a sporadic hook-up buddy! What was I thinking?...
How many partners do most people have in their lives, and is everyone serially monogamous?
I'm so used to seeing TV shows with the "bachelor" who constantly sleeps around and never has a partner, or the one who's looking for "the one" and falls in love and looses someone new every five episodes....