Scratch an Itch — Sex in Tarot series : Friends with Benefits

Trigger alert : Explicit sexual material 

To tell this Scratch an Itch story, I need to relate something that happened to me and a client’s story. Years ago, between relationships, I did a psychic reading for a woman in Sydney. I drove there from Canberra, did the reading and went on to a lunch where I received my Psychic of the Year award. The reading was nothing special for me. But it was for my client who invited me back for dinner at her place after my award function. This meant middle-eastern food which I love and it wasn’t out of the way, so I accepted.

The Two Examples

A woman regularly visits me for a psychic reading. She’s married, in her early 40s, two children and has a lover. We regularly talk about her relationships with the two men in her life and how in some way it all works. Her husband may or may not know about her lover — I suspect he doesn’t. She sees her lover once or twice a week to scratch their mutual and respective itches. It wasn’t until a few years ago when I first did a psychic reading for this woman that I realised and understood the energy behind her encounters with her lover and mine with my Sydney client.

Back to my Sydney invitation. Later in the day, when I arrived back at my Sydney client’s home. The energy had changed, and so had she — her clothes. She was dressed to entice, and entice she did. We hugged, kissed, she reached for and held me, I fondled and did wondrous things to her whole body. But, I was torn between sexual lust and professionalism — she is a client — lust won out that evening. She drew something out of me I never knew existed and it was beautiful. Needless to say, I arrived back in Canberra very late that night with two appetites well taken care of.

Scratch and Itch Story Unfolds

On the drive home I recalled our post-coital conversation. We both admitted how we enjoyed the evening of sex. She explained what it was like for her and I told of my experience to her. What I loved was the free and easy way we talked—everything from sexual penetration, orgasms and oral sex through to middle-eastern politics and Islamic religion, Subsequent to this encounter, I took a trip to Sydney every month or so for about 6 months. At this time, neither of us were in a relationship — both of us are now. And this is how this Scratch an Itch story started.

My married client, on the other hand, still sees her guy every few days unless she’s away or he’s off visiting friends or family. He, by the way, is single. During readings, we don’t need to discuss the fineries of what happens behind closed doors between her and her lover — we just ‘know’. What we have discussed though is how this union lifts her both in her general life, and in her relationship with her husband.

Two of Cups, Scratch an Itch Stories

These two stories are examples of the Two of Cups — Scratch an Itch sexual stories. By glancing at the first three images you would never link the two stories above to anything highly sexual. Or would you? Cups, close lips, crossing hands–who know what this could lead to.
Scratch an Itch Friends with Benefits

Conventional images of Two of Cups

Friends with Benefits

What’s depicted, is two people with lesser romantic intensity and a higher balanced friendship or union. It’s 100% balanced arrangement both people benefit from, and although not normally long lasting, it can be fulfilling and highly beneficial to both. Neither wishes or needs to commit to anything lasting, and both are happy to have their casual relationship until a Mr or Mrs Right comes along.

Remember, this may not be long lasting; but it’ll certainly be fun and something to look forward to, and the whole affair is marked by balance and equality — both want it — and, with the absence of deep emotions, it would be rare if either was hurt or felt they were being used. So, now, let’s take a look at the cards below. Here is a highly sensual depiction of the Scratch and Itch, Two of Cups—nothing much left to the imagination here.

Scratch an Itch Friends with Benefits

Scratch an Itch : Friends with Benefits (the centre water (2) image represents sexual fluidity, diving to greater depths)

The positive bonding key words and phrases for the Two of Cups rendezvous are penetration, passion, sexual union, easy orgasms (especially for the woman), vaginal penetration, mutual masturbation, mutual oral-genital practice, freedom in sex, and like sexual sympathies.

The Down Side

There’s a yin/yang component to every card, and the Two of Cups in no exception.

The friends with benefits, Scratch and Itch rendezvous could become like an addiction (hence the ‘scratch and itch’ metaphor). For example, if you wanted to stop, it could be difficult because of the excitement and thrill of the next encounter. Also, if it did finish, the friendship, as it was before, would be difficult to maintain. There would always be a temptation to re-ignite the union. Moreover, the sexual relationship with the new Mr or Mrs would need to be, right from the outset, really good. You wouldn’t want to be having sex with your new partner longing for your Two of Cups encounter, so choose wisely.

If, during a reading, the Two of Cups appears reversed or is triggered by other negative cards, a very different outcome can occur. However, this is more to do with a current relationship which if it’s a ‘friends with benefits’ situation, may be coming to an end. The negative, separating key words include separation, divorce, infidelity, end of sexual union between two lovers, unkept promises (including promises of orgasm and sexual bliss), frigidity, and pretence of sexual prowess leading to sexual frustration.

So there you have it. During your next psychic tarot reading watch out for the Two of Cups — you might be about to scratch your very own itch.

Want to get a rundown on other Tarot cards about Sex. Click here. Or hop over to here for another post on Missionary Sex.

Psychic Andrew Warnes

Want to read more? Check out wikipedia on the Two of Cups here.

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