I've always wondered if sea scorpions tasted like lobster.
And I've begun to suspect that Tal is hoping for a climax, but when Dick here accepts where and/or when he is, it's going to be quietly, privately, and possibly he'll put it off until he's found the liquor cabinet.
You're probably right about Dick. Men from his time period wouldn't make a big production out of it. Though I think Tal has stopped caring how it happens and more getting impatient for Dick to get past his denial.