An interesting scenario has been brought to my attention and has raised some interesting questions, so I'm punching it out to NR land for wider opinion. SCENARIO: A guy and girl are brilliant friends and have been for several years. It's a close platonic friendship. Somewhere in their early days they had a sexual connection but it was never a fully fledged relationship. That past is an artefact of history and has no bearing on the current friendship - there is no undercurrent, sexual attraction, sexual energy or any kind of sexual magnetism. Each is beginning a new relationship with two new people outside of their current social circle and have introduced the new partners to the social circle and each other. The one time sexual aspect has not been disclosed to the new partners. QUESTIONS Is not disclosing the history fundamentally dishonest? Is it mandatory that the friends disclose the one time sexual nature of the friendship to the new partners/new relationships?? Is it relevant information to the new partner in understanding the friendship? Does wittholding suggest that the guy/girl are actually dishonest and not worth forming a relationship with? Is it wrong to withhold at the start if the intention is to disclose once the relationship is stronger and the friendships are fully integrated into the relationship social circles? If the new partner has an ideological fixed position that ex's or past partners can not ever be friends under any circumstances, how does that change the scenario? Discuss.