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Socrates defines love based on separate classifications of pregnancy (to bear offspring); pregnancy of the body, pregnancy of the soul, and direct connection to Being. Pregnancy of the soul, the next step in the process, produces "virtue" – which is the soul (truth) translating itself into material form.

In short, with genuine platonic love, the beautiful or lovely other person inspires the mind and the soul and directs one's attention to spiritual things.

If you go into an FWB situation expecting it to become something more, you’re going to wind up disappointed.

“If you and your sex partner agree to this kind of relationship and you then don’t know why they won’t date you, it’s because that was never on the table,” Gigi Engle, a writer and sex educator, tells She Knows.

“People regularly accept an FWB situation in the hopes that more will develop, and sometimes they don't even know at first that's what they're doing.” If feelings weren't part of the initial negotiation but develop anyway, Harris says you should say something.

“It might mean the end of the FWB arrangement, but it means less hurt down the line,” says Harris. You won't know if you don't talk about it.” An FWB arrangement probably means you'll go back to being friends when you're tired of hooking up — or when one of you starts dating someone else, Andrea Amour, founder of Up Date Coaching, tells She Knows.

Either way, there should be some serious grown-up open discussion around the subject.” GAl X1l9Supe E/Stella Harris, certified intimacy educator, sex coach and author of , says a lack of self-awareness can lead to a lack of communication.

“All too often, we think we're fine with a situation because we haven't really done our self-work,” Harris tells She Knows.

For Diotima, and for Plato generally, the most correct use of love of human beings is to direct one's mind to love of divinity. UR5ubg Wd Hd S/giphy.gif“It’s up to you to say what works for you," she tells She Knows. Having a conversation before you are physically intimate with them minimizes the possibility that one person may be building a connection while the other is thinking it’s just physical.” Communication is key.

“If you’re thinking it can be FWB at first and then discover that you’d like to have a monogamous relationship, you should express that you may be interested in that,” says Sassoon.

It explains the possibilities of how the feeling of love began and how it has evolved—both sexually and non-sexually.

Of particular importance is the speech of Socrates, who attributes to the prophetess Diotima an idea of platonic love as a means of ascent to contemplation of the divine.

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