The "Confused" thread got me thinking. I am straight. I have a girlfriend. I love her. I love sex with her. I love her body. The idea of "sex" with a male repulses me, or at the very lest, has no effect on me. However, there is a gay guy at work, and I like him as a person. I am not physically attracted to him. I just don't have many guy friends (or many friends period). Basically, I was wondering if it would be "okay" to hang out with him. How do I make it clear to him that I am not interested in "experimenting", without coming off like a douchebag? He is a cool person, and I need to get out more, and have more friends. I want to keep an open mind, and have friends from all walks of life. But, I will be honest and say I am afraid of what people will think about me, if I see anyone I know, etc, if they see me with him (a guy who is easily picked up on "gaydar"). I realize Freud has certain theories, and I realize they may play a subconscious role in my desire to have a friendship with this guy. Help!