I’m astounded this continues to be an issue. I’ve always had platonic male friends. Your story made me realize that I did get those questions from everyone who met my friend Byron. We adore each other, and yes, he has always wanted to have sex with me. And we are both single. My feelings for him are like those for a younger brother, however, and for that and many other reasons we will always be «just» friends. And why is the word «just» always used there? Our friendship has lasted over 20 years. None of my romantic relationships has even come close.