The short answer is simply, Yes. Mature Men can experience sexual attraction and still honor healthy boundaries with women. Unfortunately, so many adult males are stuck in a perpetual adolescence. Anyone see similarities between toddlers and US Congressmen? Of course many grown men have learned how to be respectful human beings, as well as veritable mature men in various aspects of their lives such as career and fatherhood , but fewer of us ever really learn how to be mature masculine Men in relationship to feminine Women with whom we experience strong sexual attractions. I have been confused for 20 years.
Men Are More Likely to Be Sexually Attracted to Their Opposite-Sex Friends
Attraction, Just Between Friends | Psychology Today
According to some feminist theorists, love and friendship may not be as distinct as we imagine. Courageous television personalities such as Ellen DeGeneres and Rosie O'Donnell helped pave the way, at least in some places, for more open discussion of romantic love between two women. Suddenly, just like famous heterosexual couples, popular lesbian couples and details of their romances filled gossip magazines and became commonplace household conversation. Recently, an ad for Sainsbury's supermarkets in Great Britain celebrated same-sex parenting, and in the United States, a Zales jewelry ad showed two women becoming engaged.
What To Do If You're Sexually Attracted To Your Best Friend, According To An Expert
By Telegraph reporters. Women are more likely to consider their friendships with men as platonic and only hope that they develop into more if their own relationship is in trouble, researchers found. Their findings echo the plot of film When Harry Met Sally, in which Harry, played by Billy Crystal, tells Meg Ryan's character Sally: "Men and women can't be friends because the sex part always gets in the way. Scientists said the results of the study, reported in the Daily Mail, showed "potential negative consequences" for people in long-term relationships.
Verified by Psychology Today. I Can Relate. If I tell you I am attracted to my male friend, Tim, what would you think I'm saying—that Tim is serious eye candy and I'm gearing up to drop our pointless friendship and connect with him the way nature intended?