The Idea: A friend with whom one can also have some form of intimacy - anything from an occaisonal smooch to outright sex. It's the best of both worlds: a busom buddy with whom to chat, confide, drink, and shoot coke cans off the fence post as well as SEX without all the hassles of a romantic relationship.

Too-Often The Reality: A harrowing emotional freefall where two peoples' expectations are usually misaligned and someone is bound to get hurt. The worst of all worlds: a hurt friend and all the hangups of arguing about sex.