I can relate. I envy huggers somewhat because I’d like to have that freedom yet I also know what it’s like to be accosted by unwanted physical contact. Part of it might be the American (other cultures too I’m sure) male “Don’t show affection” training we get from a young age, probably 8 yrs old onwards. Stand tall, don’t slouch, that’s gay, don’t be a girl, and all the stupid messages we get from classmates and adults.

I can relate. I envy huggers somewhat because I’d like to have that freedom yet I also know what it’s like to be accosted by unwanted physical contact.

Part of it might be the American (other cultures too I’m sure) male “Don’t show affection” training we get from a young age, probably 8 yrs old onwards. Stand tall, don’t slouch, that’s gay, don’t be a girl, and all the stupid messages we get from classmates and adults.

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