A kept man is in a position of having his living expenses paid for in exchange for sex on some kind of regular basis. A man could be "kept" this way by either a woman or another man, married or single. It might seem like a nice "deal," but in the end, it really is just a deal and not fulfilling in other ways. It could be very seductive to have access to easy luxury and even a "partner" that is wealthy and attractive. It would then be like a difficult habit to break, like an addiction in this sense. Interestingly, sometimes sex isn't even involved, just the wealth keeping someone nearby in a sexless relationship. Has anyone ever experienced this kind of wealth & emptiness or know of someone in or out of that kind of situation? I have to admire those who have struggled to become free of it and find their own identities.