You may consider him your other half, but even if the two of you are attached at the hip, there’s most likely a side of your man that only comes out when you’re not around. And science seems to agree: One in 10 men are guilty of concealing some kind of sex secret from their significant other, according to research published in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy. While most habits don’t pose a threat to your relationship, it’s hard not to wonder what he’s up to. To put your mind at ease, experts spill on five common (and bizarre) behaviors that happen when you two are apart.
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His Hands Are Always Down His Pants
Depending on what stage your relationship is in, you may catch your man adjusting his boys every once in a while. But when he’s on his own, chances are his hands are constantly engaged in the crotch-clutch. “It’s not always a sexual thing either,” says Emily Morse, a dating expert and host of the "Sex with Emily" radio show—a lot of men don’t even realize they’re doing it. Think of it this way: We have bras that provide us with support, but men are left hanging. “By cupping their goods, it provides them with a sense of comfort and security,” Morse says, and eventually it becomes habitual due to its soothing nature.