The confusion of sex of closeness.
“i came across myself walking down a nation road on a hike with a pal right straight back whenever we had been teenage boys. I became speaing frankly about painful, personal material. He place their supply around me personally and now we wandered on. It absolutely was maybe perhaps not sexual, but extremely intimate, plus it made me recognize exactly how much we miss away on due to the confusion of closeness and sexuality as well as the prohibition of physical contact between male buddies. (I’m in my own fifties now–maybe this has changed among younger men…).