In my legendary sexual history I don’t recall having a friendship with a woman where sex was involved without some kind of commitment--- whether it was expected or promised. Every woman that I remember doing the locomotion with, we were either in a relationship or she believed that giving me her passion pit was going to magically convince me that her juice box was better than all of the other juice boxes I’ve had before hers, resulting in me committing to her for fear of losing that sweet funky stuff to another dude.
Honestly, back in the day when I was a strapping young bull with tight skin and boundless energy, I really didn’t give a shit about commitments; my belief was she wouldn’t be doing this if she didn’t want to do it. I just wanted to get laid, fuck em and duck em, hit and run, stick it and quit it; I just had to release that liquid tension and get on with my life. And through persistent persuasion and Goldie like poetical pimp speak; I was able to convince those sweet young gherkins that I was all sincere and shit and deserved their holy treasure. But wait. They weren’t all sweet; some of them were sour and kosher dill, ok enough with the pickle comparisons.
Moving right along,
In today’s society, pop culture propaganda makes it appear that casual sex is the preferred practice in this generation. Thinking about it, maybe lots of people were unemotionally slanging P & D hard body back then and I just didn’t realize it because I was too busy trying to get laid to think about who other people were smashing. Truthfully, unless you’re a-sexual or physically and/or mentally incapable of doing the beef and broccoli, everybody likes a nice slab of sex sometimes (or all of the time depending on the individual). And if you can get it without all of the emotions, guilt trips and fake promises, it’s like winning the sexual sweepstakes (at least in my off-beat mind anyway), which brings me to the movie “Friends with Benefits.”
*Cue George Michael’s “I Want Your Sex”*
“Friends with Benefits” stars Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis(with her sexy ass) as two people fresh out of disappointing relationships that decide to become sex buddies without all of the emotional stuff that usually comes along with getting broke off proper like. This is a Hollywood movie so of course things change and feelings surface because if they didn’t you wouldn’t really have a movie.
I liked Friends with Benefits. I liked it much better than No Strings Attached a movie that had an identical storyline. No Strings Attached suffered because the two leads didn’t have any sexual chemistry in my opinion, I just couldn’t imagine Natalie Portman going for Ashton Kutcher in real life. “Friends with Benefits” doesn’t suffer in that area because Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis have great chemistry and are believable in the movie. There are some very funny moments and some very cheesy moments; it’s a rom-com without the romance if that makes any sense.
There are a few surprisingly emotional scenes as well; involving Justin Timberlake’s character’s father and Woody Harrelson is hilarious as Justin’s gay co-worker. I’ll even jump out the window and say he stole every scene he was in. “Friends with Benefits” wasn’t great but it was a good movie, the script was well written and pop culturish (yeah, I made that up.) and the cinematography was beautiful at times. While I was on my way to rescue my civic from the garage, I decided, I’m not mad that I paid money to see it. The plot was realistic and a lot of folks will relate to being in a convenient situation that suddenly becomes complicated because feeling got in the way.
What are your thoughts on casual sexual relationships? Have you ever been in a friend with benefits situation?