Our expert says:
Taking a step from friendship into a closer intimate relationship is opening the relationship into a new direction. Depending on the maturity of your relationship one could explore the intimate new side of a relationship, determine whether one wants to continue with the physical relationship or return to the platonic relationship. Bear in mind that with entering the relationship into a physical exploration it opens the relationship for more emotional expectations and experiences that might make it a bit more difficult to return to a platonic relationship. One will never know what the outcome will be until you are there, but talking about it and defining the expectations with your friend prior will guide the actions to take. Just be aware that even though you might be mentally fine with all the aspects, the emotional side might have a complete conflicting intensity after the experience that might make it impossible to return to a platonic relationship – that is the emotional risk you will take.
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