My friend who I was going to hook up with said he wasn’t ready and I can tell something is wrong, what do I do?

I known him for 3 years, I know how he talks and acts when he’s interested and all that stuff. I can tell when his mood changes and often he gives out a vibe when feeling so. About two weeks ago my friend and I started talking again after a no contact situation for about 5 months and things were going really well. He was very chatty, being himself with me, started to become overly protective of me and he helped me out with a huge problem I had in my life I really felt like we were getting even closer as friends but I still liked him sexually which was known in the past but once I spoke up on my sexual desire for him he turned me down stating he doesn’t want to flirt with me and he just wants to be friends which lead to him asking me did I see him as a friend despite the sexual attraction I have toward him? I told him I only saw him sexually and never as a friend which he stated he didn’t care at all about and just blocked me. I felt like he did care but didn’t want to admit me telling him he never was seen as a companion in my eyes hurt him and only for sex. It was odd because I thought he’d flirt back this time and I know he is attracted to me sexually as well.

He contacted me 2 weeks later and started flirting with me and I flirted back. There was so much passion coming from him this is the first time It felt like all his emotions were coming out at once, it felt so genuine and real. I reciprocated that energy and he asked if I want to hook up. I said yes and he seemed to have a plan set up with hooking up with me already, but he put the ball in my court for the location, time, transportation and day.

But last night he texted me saying he doesn’t think he is ready to have sex with me and said we could stay friends but no talking about sex I know would be hard for the both of us since sexual attraction was still there. He’s now being extremely dry when I talk to him, distant and somewhat snappy. What do I do? He says he’s fine but i can tell he’s not.
My friend who I was going to hook up with said he wasn’t ready and I can tell something is wrong, what do I do?
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