For the comment of the week, we have Antonio Brunson on fucking your friends. From Anthony Carter's post, "How to Make Gay Male Relationships Significant":
I think this is a part of a larger issue of trying to maintain a friendship with someone when one wants something more and the other doesn't. It seems like there are several people who aren't interested in hanging out if I'm seeing someone, but suddenly find time to come around once I'm single again. One guy isn't flirty all, but once I asked what his 'type' was he pretty much described me. I'm not saying he's pining for me or anything, but he exhibits the same pattern I've seen elsewhere.
Things can get complicated when a friendly hugs and smiles become a little "too" friendly. People misread signals and feelings get hurt.
I've had good success with local gay groups on meetup.com. We get together and have a good time. The groups are usually planned around common interests, so I have a lot in common with the people who show up. Have these developed into lasting friendships? Too early to tell. But I do have people whose company I enjoy.
This isn't a problem exclusive to the LGBT sphere either. Do you have sex with your friends? Have you had sex in the past but developed a friendship? Or does it put someone off limits if you've been intimate (or public, I suppose!)?