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Single. Gagging for it. But don't want relationship. Know a bloke who'd jump at chance to hop in sack with me. Do I just ask him?!

(49 Posts)
allafluster Fri 05-Jun-09 11:26:23

Have namechanged for this because feel a bit blush at my floozyness (is that a word?).

I'm single and happy being single for now. But I do miss sex a lot, mid-cycle especially. blush

I've known a guy for about a year who I know has a soft spot for me, and I could have a soft spot for his body grin, but he just doesn't do it for me mind-wise, IYSWIM. He's sweet and a gentle sort though, and I'm sure if I somehow suggested we meet up every now and then for a bit of action, he'd jump at the chance.

The thing is, this is new to me. I was in one long relationship since early adulthood, so rusty doesn't do it justice. And it's not like I'm asking him out in a conventional sense. I want to ask him for sex only. No going out for drinks and behaving like we're all loved up. He's invited me out tonight. I'm not interested. But I am interested in asking him here on his lunch break. wink (Yes, I'm mid-cycle!)

So, firstly, AIBU to even want this? And secondly, if not, how do I go about getting him to 'friend with benefits' status without behaving like an utter slut, hurting his feelings, etc?

Failing that, how do I find a f*ck buddy somewhere else? I'd happily stay single for a few years, but I am not going sans sex for that long. No way.

ChasingSquirrels Fri 05-Jun-09 11:28:17

....watching with interest!

nickschick Fri 05-Jun-09 11:28:39

I think the only risk apart from a STD is that youd get hurt emotionally - but your a big girl if you want to do it - try it and see.
(providing blokey in question is not married or in a relationship)

allafluster Fri 05-Jun-09 11:31:40

at ChasingSquirrels.

Condoms of course, nickschick. And I think I'd be OK emotionally, in that I know I don't want and never would want a relationship with this man, IYSWIM. And bloke is single. Wouldn't even consider it otherwise.

I do want the meaningful relationship talked of in sparkybint's recent post - where the bloke is so respectful he'd happily wait months for any action. I just don't want that now. I want to be on my own for a while ... but not without sex. Maybe that's wanting too much.

CherryChoc Fri 05-Jun-09 11:34:03

You have to be honest with him - it's not fair to string him along if he wants a relationship! Also, if you are absolutely sure you wouldn't ever want a relationship with him, don't go there, look for someone else. I ended up doing this once - having a "fuck buddy" relationship with someone I really liked, because I thought I'd rather have that than nothing at all, it really messed me up and ended up Not Being Fun at all. I also lost all respect for that person because he didn't give a shit about my feelings.

allafluster Fri 05-Jun-09 11:44:05

Cherry, I would be honest - that's sort of my question, really: how do you (or can you) put it to someone that you'd like to get intimate with them, but not have a relationship? Well, other than being out with the girls and pissed as a fart and it just sort of happening. That doesn't happen to me very often though!

I am absolutely sure I wouldn't want a relationship with this person, Cherry. But doesn't that make it better/easier? I thought there'd be more scope for getting hurt trying to have a non-relationship fling with someone you do want a relationship with. I obviously have much to learn!

Of course I can go without sex for as long as I want to go without a relationship. I just don't want to. <stamps feet> Solid, where are you? You're happily single and have a decent sex drive - so what do you do to, erm, stay fulfilled in this department?

MojoLost Fri 05-Jun-09 11:46:40

I really don't think I could feel anything physically or emotionally if mind-wise he didn't do it for me. So having sex would be really yuck.
You must be attracted to him, otherwise you wouldn't be considering this.
If he is attracted to you and maybe has feelings for you, you will break his heart. I wouldn't do that. You wouldn't like a man doing that to you right?

Claire2009 Fri 05-Jun-09 11:50:42

Ask him.

People do have no strings attached fun, I have done myself and still do occassionally. Like you I am single, happy being single but miss the sex.

If you can do it and not get emotionally attached and be good friends then go for it, I say

Claire2009 Fri 05-Jun-09 11:56:52

And when you do ask, mention that you are happy single, but you do miss one thing wink grin

allafluster Fri 05-Jun-09 11:58:52

Fair points, Mojo. Intellectually, I can't get excited about him. But he is a sweet, kind person, so likeable, if that makes sense. You're right, sex would be hopefully not yuck, but different. There isn't chemistry there in the way there has been with people I have slept with in the past, although physically, he is attractive (which is probably why my hormones I am interested at this particular point in time). No intentions of breaking anyone's heart though and you're right, I wouldn't want that done to me either.

So I suppose the question is this: how do you navigate the grey area between being in a committed relationship and being single and celibate - and when you're a lone parent? Is it as black-and-white as DIY only or a proper relationship? Surely not.

Thanks for posts, BTW. My sex-drive goes a bit loopy at this time of the month, and you're helping me see sense.

allafluster Fri 05-Jun-09 12:00:02

Thanks, Claire. So it can be done, eh? Hmm.

Overmydeadbody Fri 05-Jun-09 12:03:50

Go for it. Of course YANBU for wanting this.

As long as you are open and honest and he knows it's just no strings fun, then there is nothing wrong with it.

You just need to make the move, perhaps via msn or some other instant chat thing so you can test the water and see what his reaction is? You know, flirty stuff etc.

Overmydeadbody Fri 05-Jun-09 12:05:36

Of course it's not black and white DIY only or a committed relationship!!!shock

I could never cope like that.

Sex is great, it's there to be enjoyed, if you find a willing partner for enjoying sex then there's nothing wrong with that.

Overmydeadbody Fri 05-Jun-09 12:08:22

Mojo sexual attraction for someone can be completely seperate from any other kind of attraction, it's just lust and animal instincts we're talking aobut here, which is very different form emotional attractions to people.

I've had plenty of no-strings sex only relationships with men without getitng emotionally involved or either of us getting our hearts broken.

I'm not sure how you should suggest it though allafster!grin

aseriouslyblondemoment Fri 05-Jun-09 12:08:54

personally i don't see a prob.if you can think you can handle it
just bear in mind tho that these situs can sometimes get out of hand

maltesers Fri 05-Jun-09 12:10:33

I agree Overmydeadbody. ! As long as you dont get hurt or hurt the other party go for it and enjoy,. You're only human afterall !

Claire2009 Fri 05-Jun-09 12:11:59

It can indeed be done wink grin

Go out for a drink with him, chat about life/being single/need for fun wink

maltesers Fri 05-Jun-09 12:15:51

Just get dead flirty with him over a very large bottle of wine.
All inhibitions will drop and you can find out if he wants the same.... i bet he does want sex.

maltesers Fri 05-Jun-09 12:17:55

You said he would jump at the chance so there you go... all offered to you on a plate. lol !

allafluster Fri 05-Jun-09 12:50:56

Thanks for more encouraging, 'can do' posts.

Well, we text sometimes, and he texted me today asking me out tonight, and I've replied, hinting as to where I'm at in terms of no strings sex. We'll have to see what he comes back with.

As an aside, we got to know each other through (of all things) a shared interest in gardening. He has an allotment. There can't be many texts which are both sexually suggestive and ask if the turnips are ready! grin

maltesers Fri 05-Jun-09 13:13:02

You want to see his bananas though.....dont you ! Or that VERY large cucumber !!! lol

pellmell Fri 05-Jun-09 13:38:30

In your mind is he any good?
Could be awful if he is crap at it!
Then again .....oh just tell him the truth!
and us if you do itgrin

<<<I now have a perverse interest in allotment mans shagging potential>>

Rhubarb Fri 05-Jun-09 13:41:44

I think, if he has a crush on you, he'd be hoping for the relationship to progress further. If that isn't what you want, then I think it would be cruel to lead him on.

After all, what advice would you give to a man who wanted a quick shag and was thinking of asking the girl he knows has a crush on him? What response would that get on Mumsnet?

Do you not get the chance to go out? A night out with friends, dancing, you never know whose eye you might catch. But this bloke I would give a wide berth. He would be hurt and you would feel awkward. I'd much rather do it with someone I don't necessarily have to see again.

Kally Fri 05-Jun-09 13:43:39

Just go for it. The lower your expectations are the better it will be.

If you like being single and are not ready for a committed relationship, but on the other hand, want sex now and then... what's the big deal?

Now, having said that, I think that if you start to enjoy this particular guy and look forward to 'meets' with him, that, in my opinion, means there is a deeper connection going on. In which case, what is wrong with that? Your body says 'aye' and your mind says 'aye'... it therefore is filling the void that you are so trying to hang on to.

I have had FWB's, I always got involved emotionally and decided that it wasn't for me, I can't stay 'detached' as I think a lot of women can't, or they wouldn't be romping (and getting so much fulfillment) in the first place grin.

I am of the understanding (at my age right now) (50'and a bit) that being single is nice... yeah... but when you find someone you have good sex with you either get bored, (if there is no emotional connection there), or, if there is emotional clicks, the sex gets even better and you start to nurture the relationship without even realising. I can't just 'body-fuck' for long, I look forward to the emotions getting into play (even better when it's mutual and sad when it's not). But try, you don't know til you try, and if it is just body-fucking, then just enjoy it, just don't get too involved in personals and communications etc, keep it very physical and simple. (Until you get bored with it) as that is what eventually will happen.
Oh, and another thing, very often FWB end up being in control of one or the other... I found I wanted more meets than he could blush handle and he very often feined being otherwise caught up or indisposed angry. So where does that leave you? You always saying yes to his prompts because you want it, which turns into him calling the shots of 'when'. Make sure that doesn't happen, it has to be fair.
Good luck.

Rhubarb Fri 05-Jun-09 13:46:04

I'm sorry, but she's already said she doesn't want him in any other way but sex. "I've known a guy for about a year who I know has a soft spot for me, and I could have a soft spot for his body , but he just doesn't do it for me mind-wise, IYSWIM."

So he's not your type, you don't fancy him, but he fancies you. Therefore you are taking advantage by asking him for sex because you know that he's looking for a relationship. Yes you can tell him that it's no strings sex, but if he has a soft spot for you, he's going to go along with that hoping you'll change your mind.

I really do think that the responses would be SO much different if you were a man asking about a woman. This is where women really are sexist.

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