I feel that this is a difficult question for me to explain, so please feel free to reword my query.
In context, the protagonist is explaining to the reader that he does know whether he should feel honoured that his friends would have prefered to watch him - ahem - copulate due to his popularity, or rather disgusted and uncomfortable. I've chosen to phrase it like this:
"It's a massive deal. And yes, we did [expect you to wait for us to watch]." Aline says, releasing me. I can't tell whether her response is _______ to my popularity, or, rather, something they should get checked out.
Someone suggested to me "as a result of", but this seems too ambiguous and I feel that it relies too heavily on context not given to indicate that the protagonist believes this is a benefit of his popularity. The word perquisite sprang to mind, but, given the colloquial tone of the narrator, it seemed inappropriate.
Edit: The word owing does seem to work, but I'd prefer to rearrange the sentence in order to use it. I'm wondering if it loses its meaning:
"It's a massive deal. And yes, we did [expect you to wait for us to watch]." AQline says, releasing me. I can't tell whether to owe her response to my popularity, or consider asking them to seek medical help."
Does this lose the initial meaning, or sound scrappy?