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."
by taaash August 24, 2006
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"
by lhkjgjklg May 25, 2012
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.
by The Rollologist December 26, 2011
Two friends who trust each other enough to engage in sexual activity without fear of hurting the other's feelings. Ideal scenario for folk who are not interested in a serious relationship, or who do not have time for one. Not a boyfriend or girlfriend; neither party has to refrain from dating other people. Also not a word tool for a player to have sex with women he does not care about. A smart alternative to random hook-ups.
John and I are friends with benefits. We just hang out, and have sex. It's easy, now that we've established the ground rules. If we stopped having sex, we'd still be friends.
by girlinreallife September 14, 2014
When a boy and girl who are good friends use each other for kissing, hugging, holding hands, etc. These acts, (commonly done privately/under the radar) usually work until one person falls for the other. This normally leads to one heartbroken person and two friendship less people.
Mark- wanna me friends with benefits?
Katie- what are the benefits?
Mark- well we could kiss
Katie- maybe, what if I get hurt?
Mark- don't worry you won't
*2 weeks later*
Katie-you asshole, I hate you.
Mark- what did I do?
Katie- just stop hurting me we're done
*no more friendship*
by Miss. Fluffles January 28, 2014
it consists two friends who agree to have a physical relation without officially date.
Amy and Alex aren't dating, but they are having sex togeather. That means they are friends with benefits.
by trula January 29, 2014
When friends let you use their address in Manhattan so that you can order food from 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.
by Footlover32 May 25, 2012

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