Dating apps such as Bumble and Tinder have introduced separate friend-making channels within their apps, and independent friend-making apps are appearing at increasing rates in the App Store.
The concept of “Friends with Benefits” entails two people who wish to engage in a sexual relationship without the limitations of being committed to each other.
Your friends are a treasure trove of willing sexual partners.
They are your safest bet because you can trust them.
If you’re doing things you don’t want to do it’s never too late to get help. Talk to an adult you trust, like a parent, carer, teacher or youth worker.
If you don’t want to speak to someone you know there are organisations who can help.
However, not everyone you chat to online will be who they say they are.
Have you met someone online and you’re not sure they are who they say they are? Is someone trying to take things further by showing you porn or asking you to do sexual stuff on webcam?
There are lots of young people talking about everything from sex and relationships to sport and fashion.
Making friends from nursery through college isn't so bad.
Whatever you like doing, if you use the internet you might have met people online who want to chat.
With over 2 billion people on the internet there are plenty of people to meet.