Can men and women be friends?

The question has been asked over and over again and that is can men and women be friends? Most men say no and we believe that’s because most men think with the brain in their pants and not with the brain in their heads. Most women say yes because women have more self control than men and there has to be some type of physical attraction but men on the other hand can have sex with a woman that they aren’t even attracted to. Some of my bestfriends are men and that is all we are just friends. What about remaining friends after sexual intercourse? Is this even possible? What if being friends is simply better for the relationship? Men and women can be friends only if the man and woman are responsible mature adults and understand that a great genuine friendship is priceless. What are your thoughts we would love to hear them!