There's two different meanings. (See example below.)
Girl: "I just wanna be...friends with benefits," usually means: "Yeah, you're cool but...I don't really wanna be seen with you. Sorry."
Guy: "I just wanna be...friends with benefits," usually means: "Yeah, I just wanna get in your pants without having to do anything for you."
Combination of friendship and sex. Love/romance has nothing to do with this term.
Woman: So I'm really good friends with this one guy and because he's my study buddy. He would come to my house often, and nothing else can describe our friendship besides having sex. No I'm not in love with him nor do I have a crush on him. That's how we both are "friends with benefit"
Friends with Benefits is a term used to categorize but not to label an open relationship. usually between a guy and girl.
Friends with Benefits: If two people
of the opposite sex
are friends and in two different relationships
and breakup around the same time, they might choose to be friends
with benefits because they both are lonely, or more commonly they both miss having sex
When friends let you use their address in Manhattan so that you can order food from Seemless.com with would not deliver to your own address.
Mark: You want to get some take out from Max Brenner? I know Jenny living on 13th st, we can get it ordered there since she is one of my friends with benefits.
When two people are in the stage between friendship and a relationship- often resulting in kissing etc.
Also know as a Flirtationship
girl one- XXX and YYY are looking cosy today
girl two- oh yeah, they're friends with benefits, not long before they're together.
Jade and Ed
Their entire relationship is the perfect example of friends with benefits
A relationship between an ex-boyfriend and an ex-girlfriend, or people who are into each other without formally dating, where sex is involved, and the woman wants to be a couple again; until the woman realizes that the man is never going to step up and make a commitment-he just wants the romping without the responsibility. Men can usually separate the physical from the emotional; women usually have a harder time of it.
Sarah: "Hey, how's it going with Dan?"
Meg:" I thought that we were together again, until he freaked and pulled the friends with benefits only."