Rig and Lady, I reply as follows:
Rig, you are exactly right when you say that men are often boys in bigger bodies. Mind you, that is not an insult. Men need to be nurtured, they need to be cared for. Most real men know and accept this. I don't care two hoots how much of a "dom" they are, psychologically speaking it's pretty common knowledge that men or women in fact who are in control need that rest period as it were to regroup, shut down, and to grow. In one of the psych books I read once they described this time sort of like REM sleep, it's your minds way to pretty much shut down, heal itself, and to regroup. This is a very watered down version, but you get the point.
A common thing that we women say is that when a woman gets sick we get right back up and keep going, pretty much no matter how sick we are. Men on the other hand, get a cold and suddenly they need to be cared for like they are dying. Again, this isn't an insult, it's part of this psychological behavior to be nurtured.
Also another common thing that is socially discussed which is also part of this same behavior class is what is in the psych world kown as "behind closed doors." In this theory it talks about the high powered men in very powerful positions in their outside lives. Jobs where they are always in control etc. Many times "behind closed doors", these men are completely controlled by their wives, and by their choice mind you. And I am not necessarily talking about in a sexual way, but in the house the wife wears the pants, she makes the decisions, she's in control, often times this spills over into the bedroom as well. On the kink side of things, think about it this, ever notice how many lawyers, doctors, judges, pilots, nurses, cops etc are into BDSM or kink? It's all boils down to these high powered people needing basically a "time out" from their lives and from being in control. Lol, next time you will learn not to get me started on the psych stuff. I'm a psych nurse as well as a critical care nurse, and I can rattle on and on, sorry, lol.
To Lady, lol, I completely understand how you feel like duh, why hadn't I thought of that before. That's what I was wondering. I don't think for either of us it's really a sexual thing, but for the both of us it is very much a sensual thing. I think I described it like, when I wear his shirt and nothing else, he's turned on, but not "gotta have sex now" turned on, more of a "Damn, I love this woman", or in other words, it's more of a pulling at his heart strings kind of thing rather than pulling at his penis kind of things, lol.
I can understand how someone mentioned that doing this was childish, well, when you are a child, young or just discovering sex for the first time it absolutely can be. When you both are still in the "OMG, it's a penis" stage, and I'm touching it, hehehe. Well, when you get to be a mature adult as you and I clearly are, and the rest of us who maybe don't agree, but understand, doing this is very intimate, not to mention the trust in each other you have to have. I also believe that when two people really love each other, things like this only bring you closer, and only two people in love would fully grasp the concept to begin with.
Just my two cents.