Do men with same-sex attractions (SSA) need physical touch more than guys with opposite-sex ones? Why do we need touch at all? Do we adapt our implementation of physical touch to our current American Christian culture or work to revolutionize touch in our culture? Are there specific or obvious boundaries for physical touch and cuddling with other men?
Tom and Elliott welcome back Bradley for the continuation of our physical touch podcast — along with a very special guest in the latter part of our episode! We talk about the perception of touch in America versus touch around the world, and we dive into touch as babies to touch as older men.
Why is touch — and lack thereof — so critical? Give part 2 of our discussion a listen down below.
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Enjoy the episode below! And don’t forget to comment. Do you think gay or SSA men “need” physical touch more than other guys? How do you navigate physical touch boundaries with other men?
Links from the Show
Part 1 of our Physical Touch YOBcast: https://www.yourotherbrothers.com/2018/01/26/yobcast-episode-029-physical-touch-part-1/
Eugene’s “Let’s Talk About Bro Cuddling” post: https://www.yourotherbrothers.com/2017/12/27/bro-cuddling/
Eugene’s “Bro Cuddling: A Beginner’s Guide” post: https://www.yourotherbrothers.com/2018/01/24/bro-cuddling-guide/
Richard Padilla’s blog, The 4 T’s and the Church: http://www.the4tsandthechurch.com/
Picturing Men: A Century of Male Relationships in Everyday American Photography by John Ibsen: http://a.co/6PfTbYL
Ethan Renoe’s “Are Men Starving for Physical Touch?” post: https://ethanrenoe.com/2017/04/04/are-men-starving-for-physical-touch/
Tom’s posts: yourotherbrothers.com/author/tom/
Bradley’s posts: yourotherbrothers.com/author/bradley/
Harlow’s “monkey love” experiment: