There are some very good looking guys who have absolutely no respect for their bodies. And their looks are what allows them to stay so sexually active with so many different guys. Good looks and emotional health are not necessarily synonymous.
This is true. I never had good looks. And was into my late 40s by the time I came out, making me look even worse. But I was extremely active sexually, the most I'd ever been in my entire life, and I'd like to believe my emotional health was on very firm ground.
My method? Knowing I lacked good looks & youth, I substituted an outgoing and friendly personality. If I couldn't lure guys into my bed with my looks, I'd use charm, ans sexual talent. And no, that doesn't mean being "easy" and accepting anyone. You ALSO had to pass some tests before I'd open my bedroom door to you.
I realize that sounds as conceited as if I were to say I did have knockout GQ looks. But in life we work with what we've got, shoring-up weaknesses and creating strengths. That approach certainly worked for me.
Regarding respect for my body, I respected it when it performed as I wanted. I could order up a steel-hard erection with a snap of my finger into my early 60s. Now THAT'S something to respect.
Then I got prostate cancer, and I lost that ability. "Hello, Dick? Are you listening? I need you hard now. Hello, hello? Are you there?"
::: SLAP, SLAP :::
"You're not paying attention! Are you asleep again? Wake up! I need you! NOW!"
That's when you lose respect for your body. When it no longer obeys you. Whether it's getting a hardon on command, or being able to jog around the block. Whereas respect based on doing "dignified" things is an arbitrary and personalized concept to me, that applies very little to my sexual activities. As long as it gives me pleasure, I do it.