Sexual Orientation is realized at puberty, soooo:
Power conflicts and duality worship (Awkward Adolescence) Realizing sexual attraction to females as primary orientation, the heterosexual male sees the world in terms of strong/weak, bad/good. Morals and ethics aside, this just makes sense, males and females ARE different and a simple power structure based on such is understandable, and has its appropriate uses. To bully or be bullied is a common theme here. Escaping to study the higher esoteric truths at earlier ages like gay men did is something that straight men simply do not do at this bracket, they must mark or be marked in the concrete world. Most girls/women don't know themselves well either at this point, so it is a time when the simple brute gets the girl over the kid that is smart/more sophisticated. Physical presence, how one manipulates physical objects, are all that really matter. Strong, platonic friendships between males are validated as sexual tension between straight men is non-existent, society coaxes and feeds ego very much at this stage.
Path of Introspection (Lost 20s): This is a lost time for all types, but for the heterosexual male it's especially so. Basically, they are beginning to realize the intuitive worlds beyond the duality of strong/weak, bad/good and are beginning to feel the true vulnerability and humanity inside of themselves. They begin to really understand how they were wrong to other people in the past, and begin to feel guilty, though hopefully in a realistic way.
The heterosexual male is terrified because he is beginning to see what he's attracted to (females) as concepts inside himself. He is not dumb enough to think 'those make him weak' (well maybe the REALLY stupid ones) but it still makes him vastly uncomfortable. In truth what is really happening is he's struggling whether or not to keep all that in and use it to feed his own ego, or genuinely share it with others and 'let people in'.
He is sorting things out, talking to people, trying to understand matter beyond gender, as he works his way up into adulthood. He might still seek to sleep with multiple women for kicks and because it feels good, but he's really beginning to wonder 'was/is my sperm good enough' to continue the human lineage, and/or by having a woman trust himself enough for intimacy that goes beyond raw sex. The natural female urge 'Am I good enough?' gets realized, as he pays the karma debt of his earlier attractions and juvenile treatment toward women. (This isn't naturally bad or misogynistic, but just a natural part of straight male psychology) He will spend time thinking about his father and parents too. (If he's naturally interfile or doesn't want kids for other reason, the 'father' part still applies, as father to society, where he fits in, etc- what we all think in this stage.)
He's ultimately dependent on gay men, women, and the non-sexual for his sense of self as he is naturally lost and weak. He needs society approval, (as well as his own) as he truly sorts out if his sperm was/is good enough for reproduction. He will play mind/test games with women instead of outright targeting the weak ones like he did before, as he establishes a new hierarchy within his mind. Games are an improvement over outright bullying, so he should receive appropriate support during this time. He needs validation on whether he's a good guy or not.
Confidence (Adulthood): The straight man feels whole and like he really has something to offer to people. Has a realistic self-concept of his own abilities. Feels 'ready' and baked enough to start thinking about having children and being a father. If felt he was a father too soon, makes peace with that with himself. If he doesn't choose that particular path, is still respected in other people's eyes as he understands the difference between jokes and really hurting people, porn fantasies, and doing that shit in real life. When frat boy humor is appropriate and when it's not etc. Has integrated both his understanding of his own vulnerability with his natural self-confidence, and doesn't view them as good/evil, wrong/bad anymore- in other words he's a whole person, his true self. Moves forward with the awareness of other people's feelings. Doesn't always have to be the hero either, empowers and encourages other people to step up to the plate.
Narcissism (Adulthood): The straight man becomes lost completely in his own world with nothing but his ideas. Cannot understand true objectivity or empathize with anybody. Anything he does is all about him, cannot give up of himself to create life and contribute because deep down knows he never truly overcame his insecurities. Can still outwardly play the hero, because the blind need the archetype of the heroic straight man as the bedrock of society in order to feel protected, but the intelligent elite sees right through him and he knows that, so he avoids the good guys and will continuously target people he perceives as vulnerable. Ego is shaky and fragile, will get violent/shout and go back into how he acted when he was an adolescent, only this time it's not so cute or a growing pain anymore and it makes him feeling rejected and feeling like he himself should have never been born. So he then will repeat the cycle, and try to develop higher truths like in the lost 20s- but it's too late, as he will only use them to further satisfy his own agenda without understanding the feeling behind them.
Has lifted weights and developed his physical body enough to be really wanted and admired, but somehow only truly shares that with himself. Never learned true intimacy. If very unhealthy, may even begin raping women or develop serial killer tendencies. Still can't truly read other people and what they want well, horrible lovers. Like 'they're not even there.' Can create a very good socially acceptable image but deep down corrupted as fuck and into all sorts of shady shit. Prison time is highly likely. Even the most insecure women gets fed up, and stops taking care of him - as he drives himself deeper and deeper down a dark hole. (In the bad way.)
Will sexually tease people instead of sharing an enjoyment with them. Very common in unhealthy straight male adults.
An unhealthy gay man teaching an unhealthy straight man is a funny thing, as it's like two narcissists talking to each other with no real human connection being made. The blind leads the blind down further psychological stress and states of unhappiness.
Deep down he knows his ideas are corrupt when tested in reality by the female body-pain spirit, so he has to hide them from the world. Contrast this to unhealthy gay men at this stage, who readily vomit their ideals for the world to see but without setting an example. A straight man will *always* naturally set a world-wide example due to how the universe works, but the substance depends on how healthy they truly are underneath.