>I agree, to sexualize hugging is an extreme that is dangerous. And to use the argument of “desensitization”,….
You guys are totally building up a straw-man argument here. Do you understand that we are talking about Frontal Hugging ? No one is sexualizing all hugging that I can see.
>maybe some desensitization is needed for some so they can actually show and receive affection without it being sexual to them.
Do you need to Frontal Hug people of the opposite sex to show affection? Could a side hug do?
>This very idea came up when I was talking with my husband about it. People need touch.
Did you mention to your husband that the subject at hand was about FRONTAL hugging, not side hugging? Or maybe I am misunderstanding you - do you believe that Frontal Hugs on the opposite sex to people you are not married to are NECESSARY for their well being? Do you believe that this is the touch (frontal hugs) that men NEED from you in order for them to properly function as human beings?
In the event that people actually have a conviction to SIDE HUG only, can you see that as a valid conviction without characterizing your brother or sister as religious, insensitive, Phariseeical, or cold?