I am so thankful that at least part of how I was raised (by my European grandparents) did not include the odd American aversion to touch. But oh the looks and head shaking I've received. My grandfather was a hugger and a kisser. Yes, on the mouth. I was raised in such a way this wasn't odd or unusual to me. But oh boy is it to a lot of people. Chase kisses me on the mouth and people freak out. If folks would learn that touch isn't inherently sexual, so much would be different!!

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