This is ONE OF 3 responses to Vol 10 John 11 ("See Dick Run!")...
Sex is always in the way but depending on the two people it can or cannot be pushed aside. In every male-female relationship sex becomes a question even if it is only for 1/2 a second.
So John do you want to be able to have sex without commitment? That is not a judgemental question, I am merely asking, does Dick want sex with Jane because he cares about her and then go on his way. (Damn, this is sounding cold and I don't mean it to.)
I think if a woman could do that it would be ok but you both have to agree beforehand.
With friendships in general I used to think you had to STAY friends through thick and thin but now I feel that as you go through life you pick up and drop friends as you need them (cold sounding again). As you drop them that doesn't mean they aren't valued; it's just impossible to keep up with it all and the time for that friendship leaves. I guess that can happen with sexual relationships also.
There have been men in my life who as friends have attracted me sexually although they have not attracted me as a permanent mate. I never approached them, however, for fear of rejection......