So after a halfhearted attempt at a romantic relationship, Julia and Steve decided that what they really wanted was "friendship with a little sex thrown in. Having regular, no-strings-attached sex with someone you're not romantically involved with has become such a cultural phenomenon that it's acquired a name --"friends with benefits. I know him so it won't be a random pickup that could be scary because I don't know the guy. But are they the rule or the exception? Julia agrees -- and thinks the "benefits" went further than just enjoyable sex with someone she trusted. Even if it's your friend, sometimes it's hard to talk about things that are related to sex. Julia agrees -- and thinks the "benefits" went further than just enjoyable sex with someone she trusted. To find the most current information, please enter your topic of interest into our search box. For Julia and Steve, it worked out well -- the "benefits" part of their friendship ended when she met the man who is now her husband, but they're still close, and get together for dinner when he's in town. Continued FWB experiences can burn, however, and the friendships in question often end as a result.