lots of members of my community here cuddle each other or give massages and affection. Especially when a person is hurting. I find it to be really admirable and loving of people. I just can't give in that way. I can listen and discuss and write on here to support, but I can't touch like that. I do that with some clients, but it is contrived and forced. I am good at that with them, but they usually go to others for that kind of thing because I'm sure they can feel my energy isn't in it.
I'm not sure I get the benefit of cuddling strangers or semi-close friends... I guess it would be a matter of getting closeness when normally you might not. That makes sense to me.