We do all sorts of crazy funny shit in the locker room, seeing who is bigger, or who can cum the most, just silly stupid childish stuff out of boredom, doesn't mean anything, and everyone laughs at it.
But as for guys being intimate and all caring for each other, nothing wrong with that, nothing new about it, men have been like that with each other since men have been around. Its real big in my sport since the guys in it are pretty traditional, and very much about the warrior culture. Its just that in today's society 2 men having such emotions for each other and hanging out a lot and all usually get labeled as gay, (and aren't) and of course they don't want that, especially if they are in the whole masculine professions, because they equate gay with weakness. See two men together who appear to be lovers, and the first thing that pops into someone's head is "which one is the bitch in the relationship?"
And neither guy wants to be seen as such, having his masculinity killed and all. I have nothing against anyone who is gay, but I just don't identify with gay,my best friend and I love each other a lot, hang out a lot, we'll play fight a lot, cuddle, jerk off together, kiss (I don't mean tongue down the throat kiss), buy each other things, we train together, travel and compete together, we were in the military together, we hunt/fish together, view the world the same pretty much, and even get crazy over the same video games, we just share a bond/love for each other we could NEVER have with our girls, and I love my girl very much as does he, and both of them understand it 100%, they get the whole Bromance thing, haha and even call us Bromeo, and Dudeliet, so do all of the guys at the gym.
The relationship between us has nothing to do with sex, men like him and I always want the people we take care of to feel safe, secure, and stable, and while all men have their fears and doubts, its very normal, men like us don't want the people we love and care for, and protect to see us all down, depressed, worried, or afraid of something. So for example if Dudeliet (my buddy) was having a "man period" ha, he'd have me to come to, and when we were all done being all "bromantic", by the time he goes back to his wife and kid, he's either starting to feel good, or he feels awesome or "mantastic" haha, which means, he won't feel nagged by his girl, he won't give his family the silent treatment shutting them out, or snap at any of them, and when everyone goes to bed nobody's feelings are hurt, that's how the men were with each other in ancient times, only today I guess to be funny about it haha they call it a bromance.
None of our buddies at the gym question our masculinity, and we joke around a lot with it ourselves because we both denied the whole bromance thing between us for a bit which was funny, we'd be like "whatever its no bromance", then at lunch time we're sharing food, and I even wiped ketchup off his face haha, I'll kiss him on his forehead, or on top of his head, hug on him I don't care who is around. He knows if anything ever happened to him, I'd take care of his girl and his kid, and I know if anything ever happened to me he'd take care of my girl, and kids.
There was one time him and I were watching UFC, and getting all loud about the fights, and our girls were upstairs, having their girl time thing, they thought it would be funny to come downstairs and nag us, and when they came down there my friend was laying back with his head on my lap, and I was rubbing his stomach, the fights were over, and we were cracking up at this stupid show called "Manswers" and the girls were like "Aww look at the two cavemen getting their little bromance on" so they basically know the deal.
As far as sexual stuff goes, we're both straight so going down on each other is not something that pops into our minds, though if my girl for whatever reason didn't want to go down on me, and I really really wanted that, he'd take care of it, and believe me that kind of stuff goes on between best friends, though it aint talked about haha. As for anal sex that's a no no. The thought of some dude trying to penetrate me, or me in my best friend like I would be in my girl, is a huge turnoff, and our relationship is 100% equal, so neither of us want to take on the role of the female and get penetrated, I personally feel if you let another man penetrate you as he would his woman, you lose your masculinity, I also think the anal sex is disgusting, and degrading, that's just how I feel about it, but if anyone out there likes it, more power to you, its just not for me. If stuff got all Bromosexual with us, we'd get into the whole frot thing, which we did do a few times.