Every guy knows that what is shown in the above video “Why men and women can’t be friends” is generally true by default. Apparently, while not as ready to admit or acknowledge it, so do most women. You see, ladies, me and every other male want to have sex with you. It’s not something we decided. It was decided by nature. Fortunately, we humans have the option to shift into manual override and act against our natural instincts. So men may not consciously be trying to have sex with their female friends, but given the opportunity and no expectations of negative consequences, you are more than likely going to get it for your guy pal.
That’s how it is, but it raises ethical the questions of how each party may best respond to this aspect of the man/woman friendship. If a woman knows her guy friend is waiting for an opportunity to hook up with her, is it pretty much like hanging a carrot over his head to continue to hang out with him? Is it ethical to continue that type of relationship?
These questions are directed specifically toward exclusive friendships where a woman and her guy friend are mostly alone together. The ones where he lends a sympathetic ear to her problems and then tries to cheer her up by letting her practice her beautician skills on his face, applying just the right shade of lipstick to make his eye “pop” and then promptly returning to ignoring the fact that he has any male genitalia to speak of. This is not directed so much at the kind of friendly interactions that generally take place in a group setting.