Thank you to Erotic Adventures in Brisneyland for the theme of this week’s TMI Tuesday.
1. Have you ever had a friendship with a someone where you secretly (or not so secretly) desired them?
Absolutely ... and it's going on right now. The amusing part of it all is that I'm rarely very subtle about my lust, but only because it is an awful lot of fun to tease, torment and flirt with that object of my attention. It's not very often that we get to see grown men squirm uncomfortably these days - especially when the teasing and flirting is exactly what they want, but the fear within is the moral torment they have to deal with. At least in my case, anyway.
2. Are you prone to jealousy, suspicion or insecurity when your partner spends time with an attractive close friend without you? Why?
I'm not, but I know that my husband has a small streak of jealousy that occasionally rears its ugly head. I think that jealousy is a waste of energy and effort, but at the same time, try to be relatively patient and reassuring. To a certain degree, it is a natural part of a relationship when the boundaries are pushed; not that it is healthy. Some people struggle with internal issues and find that blind trust can be a challenge. But jealousy is generally rooted in myth ... at least in my experience. But sometimes truth ... especially when honesty isn't always at the forefront.
3. Has a previously platonic friendship ever bloomed into a sexual relationship?
No, but some of my sexual relationships have turned into platonic relationships ... particularly those that occurred during my husband and I's little exploration of the swinging lifestyle.
4. Have you ever remained close friends with an ex-lover?
Not with anyone from my pre-marriage monogamous relationships. No matter how you look at it, sometimes there is just no way that you can let that much water flow under the bridge.
Bonus: Have you ever developed feelings for a “friend with benefits”? How did it develop, unfold, resolve?
Hmm...well, the whole "friend with benefits" situation is still relatively new and elusive for me. To a certain degree, there really is only one that fits into that category right now and the relationship is somewhat complicated these days; as my friend struggles with what he really wants and what keeps him from pursuing what he really wants.
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