This has come up here indirectly and in some of my own dialogue with people elsewhere. How realistic is it really for two people to be cuddle buddies and it not eventually break down into sex? Personally, I could commit to limited touching with the only exception being that I'd want dialogue channels to be open so that if my mind wanders it could be discussed. This probably can't work if people can't relax into themselves as that tension will likely lead to sex. I guess I'm wandering if we could put structure to this possibility so that it would be easier to filter potential people in or out. One plausible paring is with partners committed to be celibate for a period. Others could incorporate the relationship boundaries as their own, though I question how many can do that.
Who's done this successfully? What do you suggest to people who want to try this? I'm not necessarily limiting this possibility to be people with whom I'm beginning a relationship. I might even consider people with whom I would not want to form a relationship. I gather this can get emotionally complicated.