Well, here's my 2cents. <BR>
As a gay man myself, I have had two long-term relationships in my thirty-four years. One was 2-1/2 years, and the other is currently heating up at just about six years. I've also had a few (5...?) two-months-of-hot-sex-type relationships, where you wake up one day and realize that the only reason your with the other person is the sex, and that's not enough to put up with them anymore. Then there's a good fifteen hot weekends. And I would probabaly say another twenty-five one-night stands. There's also a couple what-the-hell's thrown in for...what-the-hell. <BR>
So how many is that? 50-60. <BR>
But, I think there is a difference with men in general. I've had sex with numerous men (obvously), but very often these little trysts are just JO sessions, hndjobs, or quick BJs. Often times these are quick relief sessions, more than sex. <BR>
It sounds a little trashy, but if you had the choice between poopin' one off yourself or having a little help, which would you take? The thing is, many str8 men partake in these activities regularly, but just like myself, don't *really* consider these as having had a partner. It more or less just helping each other out. <BR>
Personally, I'm not one for GloryHoles, but on the rare occaision that I have, I don't really consider that a partner (although I did include them in my count). And I doubt any str8 man that visits or does the same counts them in his list of partners, as well. He, most likely, only counts the women. In fact, if he got a BJ in the back of the car on the way home from a club, I doubt he counts that either. ANyone care to comment? <BR>
I will say that it can be quite easy to have a "partner"...sometimes. I lot of times it's easy to cut through the whole flirting mess at a bar or club, and just get right down to it. Persnally, I have walked up to men, and said, "I'm here to make passes at you..." And it can quickly go from there.
Well, I guess I've said enough, for now.