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Friends Are Obligated To Sex You Now?

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Because I am dumb, I am still arguing with this (likely troll) about the role of intimacy in friendships on the friendzoned article. He seems to think that friends owe you (sexual) intimacy and that if they don't give it to you then they're shitty friends who only take and don't reciprocate.

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Which is... bizarre to me? No one is owed intimacy, and you probably shouldn't be friends with someone who is knowingly messing with you emotionally and manipulating you into doing things for their benefit. I find it hard to believe that someone actually thinks that not only is intimacy a need/right (debatable) but that it's the other friend's obligation to provide it for you because FRIENDSHIP.

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It has a terribly rape-y undertone of entitlement that I don't like. Am I being unreasonable?

I feel like, if physical intimacy is a priority for you, find someone who wants to be physically intimate with you. Don't try to guilt your friends into filling that role, or expect them to understand your warped definition of platonic.

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