…a men have hugged each other and been very physical with each other,” says Field. Still, she added, to “see these prominent ball players doing it… That sets a model. That sends a message.” And it changes the game.
Despite a recent downturn in what was a steadily climbing level of “comfort” with LGBTQ people, many younger men today are more open to challenging gender and sexuality norms than their fathers, and there’s some compelling evidence that straight men are embracing once again more affectionate friendships.
— are well…. “Increased vagal activity knocks down cortisol, which is the culprit stress hormone,” Field says. The healing and health benefits of moving the skin — like reduced stress, heart rate, and blood pressure — are well-documented and universal, as is the relationship between lack of touch and harmful feelings of social isolation.
…ld, gradually, with each success, life taught me to be a little more confident in my own abilities. When you work with people coming from different backgrounds in different roles, you will learn life skills you can only learn from that situation.