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31st Aug '16 3:29:29 PM margdean56
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* This trope is the best definition to the relationship between ComicBook/HarleyQuinn and Poison Ivy in Harley's New 52 comic. They are not dating but it is more than implied their current relationship is sexual. Harley even has a dream where she married Bruce Wayne and Ivy was [[ThreesomesAreHot invited to the honeymoon]]. This trope applies to pretty much every work were Harley and Ivy appear together, to the point where it would be considered out of character if it ''didn't'' happen.

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* This trope is the best definition to of the relationship between ComicBook/HarleyQuinn and Poison Ivy in Harley's New 52 comic. They are not dating but it is more than implied that their current relationship is sexual. Harley even has a dream where she married Bruce Wayne and Ivy was [[ThreesomesAreHot invited to the honeymoon]]. This trope applies to pretty much every work were where Harley and Ivy appear together, to the point where it would be considered out of character if it ''didn't'' happen.
26th Aug '16 6:43:21 AM Spindriver
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** In particular, lead character Zii and her old school friend, the ex-porn star Amber, get into a friends-with-benefits relationship after Zii calls Amber in desperate need of stress relief.
** Matt and Kiley hit the trope at a very odd angle. They refer to their rather passionate sexual relationship as a process of [[IntimateHealing mutual therapy]] between friends; Kiley wants to think of herself as a cool, objective therapist, and Matt doesn't see himself as a one-woman man. However, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/just_in_mutual_therapy it then becomes clear to readers that they are becoming a couple,]] with strong hints of real mutual affection. Matt and Kiley, however, develop a bad case of shared SelectiveObliviousness. This [[spoiler:appears to have ended after Kiley susses out that Matt's reason for the "fourgy" at the end of Volume 7 was to prove he was better at sex than Gary.]]

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** In particular, lead character Zii and her old school friend, the ex-porn star Amber, Amber get into a specific friends-with-benefits relationship after Zii calls Amber in desperate need of stress relief.
relief. When Amber then gets into possibly-more-serious relationship with Ray (in ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns''), she cools things with Zii, who starts getting punch-the-wall frustrated as a result.
** Matt and Kiley hit the trope at a very odd angle. They refer to their rather passionate sexual relationship as a process of [[IntimateHealing mutual therapy]] between friends; Kiley wants to think of herself as a cool, objective therapist, and Matt doesn't see himself as a one-woman man. However, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/just_in_mutual_therapy it then becomes clear to readers that they are potentially becoming a couple,]] with strong hints of real mutual affection. Matt and Kiley, however, develop a bad case of shared SelectiveObliviousness. This [[spoiler:appears SelectiveObliviousness, leading to have ended after disaster; Kiley susses out breaks up with Matt over some stupidity on his part, leaving him with the unhappy realization that Matt's reason he had feelings for the "fourgy" at the end her, and her in a set of Volume 7 was messy and confused "therapeutic" interactions with other women, despite her own heterosexual preferences.
** Zii's attempt
to prove he was better at sex than Gary.]]use Matt as a friend with benefits then and thus becomes a bit of an emotional disaster.
** Peggy calls on Gary for stress relief. Surprisingly, although she's using him as an outlet for her pegging fetish despite his (initial) discomfort with that, their subsequent conversation is not only friendly but unusually thoughtful and constructive. They develop an amicable pegging-with-benefits relationship.
25th Aug '16 7:45:22 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* Fry and Amy were briefly this on ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}; oddly enough, they found out they liked it better ''without'' the "benefits" part.

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* Fry and Amy were briefly this on ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}; ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''; oddly enough, they found out they liked it better ''without'' the "benefits" part.
21st Aug '16 11:29:11 PM TroperDoper
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* Glen is this to Paige from ''Series/{{Charmed}}''. The two knew each other since kindergarden and had an on and off again relationship throughout high school, but have remained friends with benefits by the time of his introduction. Paige later develops feelings for him, but is disappointed when she meets his fiancé.
29th Jul '16 2:56:55 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* Fry and Amy were briefly this on ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}; oddly enough, they found out they liked it better ''without'' the "benefits" part.
7th Jul '16 3:08:36 AM DrPeace
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** If you didn't romance either Garrus or Tali in Mass Effect 2, then its heavily implied that they become this near the end of 3. Tali even outright tell Garrus "I'm just using you for your body." but its unclear if she's being serious or just joking and Garrus seems fine with it either way.
* ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
26th Apr '16 5:58:55 PM MorganRayHess
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* ''FanFic/BreakYourHeart'': Rainbow had this relationship with both Fluttershy and Gilda simultaneously while they were living in Cloudsdale.
26th Apr '16 4:00:34 PM Eievie
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->''"You're the best listener that I've ever met ...\\

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->''"You're the best listener that I've ever met ...\\metů\\



Except -- they aren't.

As it turns out, their intense attraction for each other ends outside of the bedroom. Maybe their personalities clash, or neither of them wants a long-term relationship. When they're not doing the [[UnusualEuphemism horizontal hula,]] they could be JustFriends, quietly indifferent, or even [[BelligerentSexualTension argumentative]]. If they're on good terms, they might share relationship advice to [[ShipperOnDeck help each other find true love]].

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Except -- they Except--they aren't.

As it turns out, their intense attraction for each other ends outside of the bedroom. Maybe their personalities clash, or neither of them wants a long-term relationship. When they're not doing the [[UnusualEuphemism horizontal hula,]] hula]], they could be JustFriends, quietly indifferent, or even [[BelligerentSexualTension argumentative]]. If they're on good terms, they might share relationship advice to [[ShipperOnDeck help each other find true love]].



Some draw a distinction between "Friends with Benefits" and "Fuck Buddies". In this view, "Fuck Buddies" are couplings with ''no'' emotional relationship, just great sex. "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Friends with benefits]]", by contrast, provide sex ''and'' friendship, but not as much emotional intimacy as a full-blown romance.

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Some draw a distinction between "Friends with Benefits" and "Fuck Buddies". In this view, "Fuck Buddies" are couplings with ''no'' emotional relationship, just great sex. "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Friends [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Friends with benefits]]", benefits"]], by contrast, provide sex ''and'' friendship, but not as much emotional intimacy as a full-blown romance.



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* The (very explicit) {{Yuri}} manga ''Maka Maka'' is about two women who insist they're just this - though it's blatantly obvious to the reader that they're way beyond just friends.

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* The (very explicit) {{Yuri}} manga ''Maka Maka'' is about two women who insist they're just this - though this--though it's blatantly obvious to the reader that they're way beyond just friends.
25th Mar '16 3:37:49 PM Arha
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** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', the Inquisitor's romance with [[TheHedonist Iron Bull]], [[BadassGay Dorian]], and [[ButchLesbian Sera]] starts out as this. Unsurprisingly, it evolves beyond this if you decide to continue pursuing a relationship. Also, it's implied that this was the relationship between [[BiTheWay Leliana and Josephine]] while the latter was working as the Antivan ambassador to Orlais. Refreshingly, they're still just friends. You can also ask Leliana if this was what happened between her and Justinia, she will go into an angry tirade at the cliche.

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** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', the Inquisitor's romance with [[TheHedonist Iron Bull]], [[BadassGay Dorian]], and [[ButchLesbian Sera]] starts out as this. Unsurprisingly, it evolves beyond this if you decide to continue pursuing a relationship. Also, it's implied that this was the relationship between [[BiTheWay Leliana and Josephine]] while the latter was working as the Antivan ambassador to Orlais. Refreshingly, they're still just friends. You can also ask Leliana if this was what happened between her and Justinia, she will go into an angry tirade at the cliche.


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* In the A-3 fandisk of ''VisualNovel/MajiDeWatashiNiKoishinasai'', at the beginning of Stacy's route you can choose whether Yamato is currently in a relationship. If you decide that he is, he's been sleeping with Chika for a few years with the understanding that as soon as one of them finds someone they really love they'll break it off. Yamato is already incredibly bored with the relationship and zones out even in the middle of sex while Chika actually fell in love with him at some point. Buuut it's not her route, so she gets her heart broken.
* ''VisualNovel/ShinyDays''
** In one ending, Makoto begins sleeping with Ai. He assumes she knew that the relationship was just about sex while she assumed they were dating. She has no real ending, largely as a result of constantly being screwed over by Otome and Karen.
** During one possible branching Makoto ends up sleeping with Youko, Sekai's mother, without realizing that she's about twice his age. When talking to Setsuna's mother later without knowing who ''she'' is either he can say that the relationship is just about sex and that he has no idea why she suddenly came onto him after he walked into her restaurant. This branch can lead to an ending with Mai, her friend Manami or even a four way ending involving Mai, Youko ''and'' Setsuna.
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24th Mar '16 12:37:52 PM howdotheyriseup
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* In the backstory of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', Lucrezia and Klaus - until she marries his best friend [[spoiler: and tries to conquer the world]] anyway.
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