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Old 09-01-2011, 01:23 AM
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I'm from a huggy family - we hug everyone in greeting, to give comfort, and to show affection. In general, in most situations, at least in the Northeast US, my neck of the woods, most people I know hug and it's never considered something sexual unless certain conditions point to that. It's just considered friendly, caring, warm. With family, friends, acquaintances, co-workers, whatever. Except for Italian-Americans from Brooklyn, it seems. They kiss. My ex's family, a bunch of kissers. Even if their mouths were full, they had to kiss me. I hated it. I prefer hugging. But I'm not the type to roll around and cuddle with platonic friends unless in special circumstances (there is a whole thread about that here: Cuddling With Friends - & Non-sexual Intimacy).
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