5 Ways Cuddling Makes Us Healthier

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  1. wow, this is a really cool article.

  2. Its an interesting subject as a brother of 3, looking back after 20 years has showed what does happen to children with and without cuddles have on their outlook and in turn their lives, in the years to come.

    Sadly no cuddles has lead to a bleak future .

    I’m now seeing it happen now eith my children and the importance is undervakued especially in tough times when cuddling is the last thing u want to do.

    This also includes husband and wife, friends, family members. It would have a positive effect on everything and leave a smile on all that have been touched.

    Time for change…….

  3. ….. its important that we as men take charge, in our part as a loving parent in ensuring that the upbring of our generation and the generation to come are a lot brighter.

    As you have mentioned with the onset of purberty things begin to decline significantly for males. And with no means for us to talk about how we feel has lead to our destruction.

    This is where the importance of website like these will play an important role in helping us out into the open. And whilst were still shy and peered by our collegues and counterpart to not show weakness and stand strong.

    Keep up your good work.

  4. Wow, that’s amazing. I did not know some of that at all. I do like cuddling, I feel more relaxed when I cuddle.

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