Men use it as a status symbol.
Although to me it seems like people joke around with you about it and you get defensive.
Try not to correlate peoples words to a personal issue with yourself.
That being said, this is just something men do. For example :
"I had sex with jen last night"
"No way dude she is SOOO hot"
"Damn straight, I am a plaaayyyyaa"
That is the jist of it lol..
this song might help sum it up further.. lol
**Disclaimer** Mature topic