I understand that you may find yourself newly widowed or divorced, but you will want to think twice before embarking on a journey of sex for sex sake.
At some point in any friendship, curiosity about the other person will peak.
Research says the brain is your most powerful sex organ since dopamine has the largest effect on libido. I believe the title of "friends with benefits" is really a safety net for feelings. I know one woman who proudly touted her friends with benefits status and the simplicity of it all until her job asked her to relocate. So why are women settling for friends with benefits? We've already had a lifetime of experience seasoned with great loves and equally great disappointments.
So I'm going to ask you to put your brain in gear and consider some things before you venture into the murky waters of friends with benefits. Believe it or not as an empty nester, we sometimes have less time.
Now, for the sake of argument, let's say you beat the odds and you really are just friends with benefits... Do you really think you will want to lose good sex? At the core, you are performing a robotic routine and you would get as much (or more) out of a bedroom accessory.
If you are friends with benefits, I urge you to examine your relationship: Are you really engaging in anything more than mutual manipulation?
Or asking yourself should I and can I get my ex back?