The value of hugs.

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  1. wil

    wil UNeyeR1 Moderator

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    muhammad_isa Save Our Souls

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    Yes .. physical contact is important to our well-being.
    However, actions are judged by their intentions, so beware of excess :)
     
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    wil UNeyeR1 Moderator

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    Excess hugs do not indicate bad intentions. But yes, I am aware some hug inappropriately and others judge hugs as inappropriate when intent is not there.

    To be clear upon meeting someone I open my arms, if they simply stare they get a verbal greeting, if they offer a hand I shake it, if they enter my embrace I hug.
     
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    muhammad_isa Save Our Souls

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    Why not .. I wasn't criticising.
     
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    wil UNeyeR1 Moderator

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    No worries, I know the tradition of some Muslim women is not to be huggimg males outside of family. What is the word? Haram? Forbidden.
     
  6. Cino

    Cino Big Love! (Atheist mystic) Admin

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    Hugs!!!
     
  7. StevePame

    StevePame Administrator Admin

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    Hugs for close family and friends. Now where I struggle is the cheek kiss. That’s when I’ll give that person, man or woman, a bizarre looks since I don’t know the etiquette.
     
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    wil UNeyeR1 Moderator

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    That's another whole thing. The double kiss, the cheek peck, the air kiss. And then there is the number of friends that kiss on the lips...not for 20 seconds though....again another whole thing.
     
  9. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro Moderator

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    It doesn't have to be a homo sapiens that hugs you to be therapeutic. Heck, :kitty: hugs are therapeutic, too (I should know because Tovarish loves to do that twice a day.) Canine hugs might work, too, but I wouldn't know firsthand.

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    wil UNeyeR1 Moderator

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    True for animal lovers there are bennies...heck folks now rent time with kitties and puppies. And dogs are taken to hospitals and nursing homes...

    But in your house I believe. They've also shown them to be detrimental to sleep patterns
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    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro Moderator

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    Only when they stick a rear paw betwixt my legs iykwim. :eek::D:cool:

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    My friend fell asleep with his cat on his lap. After a minute of rapid-eye-movement sleep, the cat pounced with both front paws right on his eyes. Funniest thing I'd seen in a long time!
     
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    Love hugs! This whole situation with social distancing I believe has made us all miss that physical connection with people.
     

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