One thing I think women don’t realize, is that men get WAY more than sexual satisfaction out of a relationship. We all stereotype men as being “all about sex” without realizing that sex is the primary way a man feels emotionally close to his partner.
Women get emotional fulfillment from their friends, etc. Men usually ONLY get that kind of close, emotional bond with an SO. It’s the ONLY source of that we have. For many men, our SO is the only person we can show our weaknesses to, the only person we can let inside our guard, inside our armor.
That’s why we are so desperate at times for female companionship. Imagine if an important vitamin only came in one type of fruit, and couldn’t be made synthetically. You would do just about anything to get that one kind of fruit, because it’s your ONLY SOURCE.
It’s interesting, men like to tell ourselves that we are not emotional about sex, which seems to be true, since we seem to be far more willing to have it. But this overlooks a crucial factor.
We are more eager to have sex because our emotional reasons for wanting it are far STRONGER than for women, not weaker.
Of course, hormones factor in a bunch too, I’m just saying that I think, at least for a good portion of men, the emotional side of it (even if they don’t realize it), serves a larger role.”
from user RoR_Ninja @ reddit