Rules of casual dating
It's like role-playing, which, it turns out, many people really like.3) Be a gentleman—and an animal. No one likes a bad breakup, especially if there was no relationship to start.Casual sex requires a delicate balance: respect and generosity and safety, coupled with unadulterated, unabashed corporeality. The moment you start having casual sex is the beginning of the end. You're a gentleman and an animal, like a werewolf in a top hat. The arrangement, while enjoyable and healthy, is transient and unsustainable. Find your perfect combination: You're a (more upbeat version of) Edward Norton's polite narrator and, at the same time, Brad Pitt's six-pack-jacked Tyler Durden. You're Clark Kent in the streets and Superman in the sheets.4) Control your portions. It may last for a while, but ultimately, your little microcosm is destroying itself, which, in the words of famed sex columnist Al Gore, is an inconvenient truth.
Imagine a food pyramid, only for casual relationships.
The base (reserved for grains) should be occupied by sex. In between those extremes, you'll find activities like foreplay, showering, watching TV, talking, and preparing post-sex pastrami sandwiches.