Friendship Over Desire...Or the desire for friendship.
I'm one of those who cherishes friendship -or a good intellectual relationship- above the desire to have sex with a woman. Even when I would seriously desire the woman in question.
I also have a few (two, to be exact) pretty close woman friends with whom I shared a more -shall we say- intimate encounter before we both realized it was the wrong move.
I think openness has a lot to do with it. Sitting on the same wavelength also.
Feeling comfortable with that other person so there's no shame involved afterwards.
But usually, I don't let it get that far. And the desire, should it be there, isn't something I need to controll either. It's not because I like a woman i want to molest her.
But I have a lot of woman friends. More so than male, actually. I like women better. To talk to. Most of the women I know seem to be of a higher intellectual order than the male ones.
So, in the end, I don't "think" men and women can be 'just' friends.
I'm SURE about it.