Courting Disaster, my weekly comic about sex, love, and relationships updates every Friday. You’ll laugh your pants off.

This week’s question…

A reader writes… Q: I’m a high school graduate headed off to college this fall. About three weeks ago I began a friendly relationship with a guy from my work. He is in his early 30s, but all it has been is friendly. We started exchanging text messages and e-mails and two weeks ago attended a client’s BBQ together. I had a blast! Since then, we have gone to the mall, the movies and the beach together. I have never considered anything physical because of the huge age difference. People at our work have started to talk about us, and assume we are intimate. My mother just found out about him, and although she trusts me, she thinks that the only reason he has anything to do with me is because he wants sex. I know he is attracted to me. To be honest, I would consider a “friends with benefits” deal if it came down to it, because I would not want to lose his friendship. Is boredom a terrible reason to have sex with someone?

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