I love Slutever and so I want to share her basic rules for having sex with people without socially shooting yourself in the foot.
(So much of this is pretty obvious but then so many people in the world are just walking through life with their heads up they arses, so there you go.)
From Karley Sciortino (aka Slutever):
Don’t sleep with a friend’s boyfriend; don’t sleep with a friend’s serious ex; don’t sleep with someone you plan on having an ongoing professional relationship with (often a hard one!); don’t sleep with close friends (unless you don’t mind that the dynamic of your friendship with most likely change after sex); and… don’t sleep with a bunch of people within the same friend group.
Obviously, like everything in life, there are circumstantial exceptions, but overall I think these are great guidelines for avoiding massive social blow-ups/being labelled a ‘fucktard’.
I would probably add ‘don’t sleep with a married man’, ‘don’t sleep with ANYone’s boyfriend’, ‘don’t sleep with your housemate’, but then I’m funny like that.
If that ‘don’t sleep with a friend’s serious ex’ part is at all confusing, this is a fantastic little flowchart by writer Kelly Williams Brown that clarifies it all quite nicely.