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Old 12-09-2011, 02:36 PM   #11
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God, I think the urge would be even greater with an enemy.

Is that weird?
There's an odd attraction to making thy enemy turn. Perhaps we need therapy...
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:43 PM   #12
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No therapy needed.

We all know that it is possible to love someone and be intimate with them, to love someone and NOT be intimate with them, to NOT love someone and be intimate with them, and to NOT love someone and NOT be intimate with them.

People are often friends with people whom they find attractive. This makes and has always made sense with me. I mean, being 1000% honest. Who wants to have unattractive friends? (yeah, I said it)

The issue becomes dealing with and/or acknowledging the sexual tension (if it exists), even if it is one-sided. Just to get it out in the open so nothing in misinterpreted.
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:49 PM   #13
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:31 PM   #14
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Part of it might be the detachment of sex and relationships. Some people (definitely people, not men alone) view sex and relationships together, some have the view that they can be either mutually exclusive or together.

Part of the reason why the question of 'whether men & women can be friends' is so interesting now (interesting in the same way X-Factor is interesting) is that more and more now women's roles in western society are changing. Barriers and limitations are being questioned. Old values which may have shaped the way women were raised and therefore think don't have as much of an influence as they once did. The traditional female values of being prim, proper and shy are not shared amongst everyone in the media any more. This is why this type of question now becomes so interesting. it's much more to do with women's roles in society. Can a man view a women as more than a notch on the bed post and actually that of a genuinely equal friend.

The stereotypical notion is that women fail to detach sex and relationships and as such they can have friends who are male. As long as they're not in a relationship with the man they wouldn't think of initiating sex. Whereas the stereotypical notion of men is that they can detach sex and relationships, they can see a women as a friend and not someone to have a relationship with and still want to have sex with her.

I think these attitudes are changing and with it comes a change in answers to these types of questions.
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Straight men & straight women, no. Women are emotional and irrational, act totally on impulse in every aspect of their lives. Men are basically logical and sensible in all aspects of their lives, except when it comes to the need to spread seed. So, "friendship" between genders automatically includes a sexual tension that either breaks with sex or continues and either way is exploited by the women to get whatever it is she wants from "her friend." This is why the polygamous harem with complete authority lying in the hands of the strong males is the healthiest arrangement for humans.
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Yes they can. Does not mean that I am not thinking how I would like to sleep with her.
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I'm up for that. Let me check with my wife.
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I have many guy friends. I think men and woman can be friends with no issues.
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I'm up for that. Let me check with my wife.
Steve? Steve? Anybody seen Steve lately?
I hope he's not married to Lorena Bobbit
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