More Than Friends
August 8, 2019 3:37 PM Subscribe
“The singer and I never “made love,” but we did make love, coax it from the air around us, render it in our folded hearts. . . . These days we have dozens of names for people we have sex with without any corresponding affection. We call them hook-ups or one-night-stands. We call them fuck-buddies or friends-with-benefits. But unrecognized in our vocabularies is the inverse: What do we call the people with whom we have authentic, passionate intimacy, but no actual sex?” by Aubrey Hirsch for Roxane Gay’s Gay Mag.