According to The Office, no. According to Lost in Translation, yes. According to Friends … well, sometimes no and sometimes yes. Screenwriters have been preoccupied with this question for a long time, and according to a new study published in the Journal of Relationships Research , the question is also likely to be on the minds of people whose romantic partners have best friends of the opposite sex. For the study, Eletra Gilchrist-Petty, an associate professor of communication arts at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and Lance Kyle Bennett, a doctoral-degree student at the University of Iowa, recruited people, ranging in age from 18 to 64, who were or had been in a heterosexual relationship with someone who had a different-sex best friend.
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We earn a commission for products purchased through some links in this article. Feb 21, Jean-Claude MarlaudGetty Images Romantic sex is something we mostly have an idea of from movies, where it's all candles and sensual music, but that's not to say it isn't possible to have really hot, romantic sex in real life. Thinking of ways to improve your sex life is never a bad idea, whether you want to have sex like a pro , have better casual sex , or just make yourself some sex resolutions , and it's important to put aside time to focus on the kind of sex you really want to be having. So, here are eight top tips on how to have better, hotter, more romantic sex. What is romantic sex? What does romantic sex actually mean? Romantic sex can take different forms for different people, but the bottom line is that it's about bonding on an emotional level with your partner, says psychosexual and relationship therapist Aoife Drury.