A growing amount of heterosexual men are kissing each other on the lips and cheeks in order to bond, demonstrate friendship, and generally feel good, rather than for romantic reasons. European men have been at it for years; American men are just now catching up.
Scientists suspect this is an encouraging sign of healthier forms of masculinity emerging. And then that’s very important for fathers who still feel uncomfortable showing their children—and especially their sons—affection.
But as far as men go, probably the average state of play at the moment is that fathers and sons hug, and so do young men and close friends.
Handshaking men are allowed to hug on special occasions, like at funerals or weddings. But recently, observing how men react when they meet has thrown up some weirdly different behavior.
In regards to men kissing fellow men, the internet has been set ablaze after Kenyans on social media spotted two men kissing each other in a photo that has gone viral online.
Below are some reactions concerning the issue;