The physical embrace, in my humble view, comes with one simple rule: when in doubt, don’t.
Shitstorm ahoy! A leading British Sex Educator suggested that kids shouldn't be forced to kiss adult relatives, and that maybe a high five, or a firm handshake would suffice instead. Great Britain's Great Aunts are fucking livid.
According to a new study, hugs from rat mothers make baby rats less likely to grow up into little rat drug addicts. Go home and hug your rats, everybody!
When I was little I used to have a pair of stuffed monkeys whose arms velcroed around each other. Back then, I thought it meant they loved each other. But maybe they'd just spent an evening together at someone's house and discovered they both kind of liked prog-rock. And were, you know, being polite. When did hugging…