Each of us use our sense of touch to communicate, express and receive platonic love and intimacy. However, the New York Times reports that fear and stigma is often associated with nonsexual touch among middle-aged, American men. Our guest explains the benefits of platonic, physical affection and explores the historical, social and cultural shifts of men touching each other. He also explains how this affects children, gender identity, familial relationships and society in general.
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