“Yeah, we’re having sex but we’re a couple, so…

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… it’s okay. See, it’s not like I’m hooking up with someone different every weekend. We’ve been together like   (fill in the blank) . So, yeah, … it’s fine.”

A lot of people see hooking up or friends with benefits or casual sex—however you define those terms—as something entirely different, and definitely way worse, than having sex in a steady relationship.

“We’re together. We’re a couple. We’re in a committed relationship.”

That’s good. Awesome. Terrific.

Be together. Go steady or be exclusive (or whatever you want to call it). I’m all for nurturing a connection. Especially in today’s hook-up culture, you’ll find me cheering for intentional relationship building. Just leave sex out of it.

“Oh, come on….”

I’m dead serious. No wedding rings, no sex.

Okay, I’ll admit, I can kind of understand the we’re-a-couple-so-its-okay line of thinking.

You have an actual relationship. You’re getting to know each other. Making…

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