Well, he certainly had respect issues as a boyfriend -- he has serious boundary issues and is not ready to commit to anything where he has to give up anything of himself. But then, I have boundary issues too in that sometimes I make them too small and don't give enough freedom. At least to him (he didn't earn my trust -- it's hard to let people have liberal boundaries when you don't trust them).
But as a friend, he certainly respects my beauty, my intelligence and my sexual prowess.
And sex does not require being "in love" -- but it does require, I think, loving the person in the capacity that they are in your life. Which I think we definitely have going on.