Men (especially young men) are often perceived as being ready to be sexual with anyone, anytime, and anyplace. This viewpoint about men and sex is held not only by women, but by most men too (including Robin Williams). However, the ease with which a man's penis becomes erect is not necessarily an accurate
barometer of what is taking place in his mind. The idea that a man may be much less interested in sex compared with other men may not make sense to many. In the argot of the times, such an idea represents a "disconnect"; it does not "compute."
The notion that men are controlled by their sexual longings is puzzling and mysterious to men who simply do not feel the same way. Likewise, partners find the experience of being with a perpetually sexually disinterested man to be not only confusing, but agonizing.
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