Kate Byrne: Can men feel discarded after a one-night-stand?
I didn't know how to react when a friend recently opened up about feeling "used for sex".
It's not that I hadn't encountered this standpoint before. I have - many times. The trouble is that it was the first time I'd heard those words come from the mouth of a heterosexual male.
He says it happened weekend after weekend during his 20s - a series of 6am post-nightclub rendezvous that ended with nothing more than a peck on the cheek and a taxi number. While my friend was hoping for a text message on Tuesday, it transpired that the women he had paired off with were only looking for a good time.