Almost all the men I have met and worked with like PHYSICAL TOUCH.
Tens of thousands of men across 20 countries.
Like to touch and be touched by humans they love.
Yet culture arrests these emotions.
When two men hold hands, they are called gay.
When they utter the words “I love you”. They include the words “no homo”.
An average man is touch deficient.
They stopped receiving hugs at a certain age.
The older they became, the more culture frowned at emotional expression.
This toxic masculinity must stop.
If we expect men to be touchy. Feely. Romantic. Vulnerable.
We need to raise them that way. Raise them to feel their feelings.
Not raise them like objects.
Touch your man. Touch your son. Hug your friend.