It's funny yesterday I was writing on this very topic.....from the opposite prospective . The idea that a partner would "force" themselves to be intimate....you used acting...Rp used push....I think it amounts to the same. I was told I was projecting ....well put yourself in his situation would you want any of your partners to "act, force, or push "themself into being sexual intimate with you.
This doesn't seem loving at all. Where's the brutal honesty?
I 'm sure he feels the shift and hears the opposite from your words and as a result having lots of confusing thoughts and feelings.
You love him ....on some level ....wouldn't you want him to have that dreamy eyed look that the newlyweds had.....like you have with your gf.