Originally Posted by ALpolyman
So back to the negativity and limiting beliefs, what would you suggest as to how to proceed? I truly believe that baby steps with small successes is our best recipe here.
You're not negative, you're apprehensive due to lack of context. Have some safe experiences when you're both ready and learn from them.
Up front, it sounds like you're looking for a possible FWB or perhaps swinging experience with no strings attached, rather than a 'relationship' with other people. Is that about right?