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College Promotes Men’s Cuddling Group to ‘Redefine Masculinity’

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  • Lehigh University recently promoted a local cuddling group, which one of its professors endorsed.
  • At the American Psychological Association, Liang worked on a report whose press release stated “traditional masculinity is psychologically harmful.”

By Victoria Snitsar | 9 April 2019

CAMPUS REFORM — A Pennsylvania university is promoting the concept of men cuddling as a way to help them deal with stress and “redefine masculinity.”

Dr. Christopher Liang, a counseling psychology professor at Lehigh University’s College of Education, recently came out in support of a Philadelphia area “Men‘s Therapeutic Cuddle Group,” a function advertised by Lehigh University in a news release. The page for the group currently has 69 members and the group has held 46 events so far. The meetups are held once every other week.

Organizers have established quite an expansive set of guidelines for attendees. The men attending must be “hygienically sound” and  “remain fully clothed at all times.” The group’s organizers state that all cuddling is “non-sexual.” However, they do note that participants may become aroused during cuddling and that if that occurs, it should be treated as a normal thing. […]

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