A hug is a good medicine
It transfers energy and gives the person hugged an emotional lift
You need four hugs a day for survival, eight for maintenance, and twelve for growth
It's a form of communication
And something usually shared !
How to Hug
Hugs are a great way to express affection. Hugging shows that you care about a person and that you support that person through good times and bad. However, you want to hug your lover differently than you hug a friend or family member. Read on for some tips on the best ways to hug the people that you care about.
Hugging your new partner
Approach them carefully.
Smile and say some caring words. Make sure that he or she is expecting a hug! It can be awkward if you come up and hug someone out of the blue.
Hugs often happen at celebratory events like birthday parties, graduations, or when two people are reunited after a long absence.
Lean forward and put your two arms around your new partner, pressing the person you are hugging warmly toward you. Lucky you!
If you are a man, her arms should be around your neck, and you should be embracing her around the waist. Keep her in that position for no more than a couple seconds, and let go and soon as she does. Look her in the eyes when you separate and continue the conversation naturally.
If you are the woman, put your arms behind his neck and press your chest lightly against his chest. Let go as soon as he does.
Hugging a Friend
Girls: Close your eyes and think about how much you love your friend when hugging. Press as much as you feel like without squishing your friend. Do not clap the person you're hugging on the shoulders. Some girls think you don't like them if you do it that way.
Guys: Embrace strongly, and clap each other on the top of your backs. If you're having an emotional moment, hold the hug for a brief moment and do not clap each others backs.
Hugging a Lover
Approach your lover and put your hands on his or her shoulders. The experience is just as romantic whether no matter who initiates the hug.
Look your lover in the eyes and say, "I love you." If you want to, tell him or her how much you care and how much you love spending every second together.
Males: Carefully sliding both your hands down from her shoulders, put them on her waist and slide them around her lower back. Put your head on her shoulder and press her towards you for as long as you like.
If you want to, you can give her a small massage with your hands, and try to warm her.
You can also lift her in the air and shift her weight towards you. Girls especially love this one.
When you separate, you can look into your lover's eyes, smile genuinely and, if the situation is fitting, kiss her like you mean it.
Females: Extend your arms toward him and wrap them around his neck and shoulders. Lean as close as possible and press your torso against his.
In situations of extreme intimacy, interlocking your leg in his is appropriate.
Avoid holding your arms below his shoulders and embracing too tightly, even if you're about the same height as he is.
Hugging a Family Member
1 Walk over to your family member. Approach your family member with kind feelings. Obviously, the feelings won't be the same as what you'd feel for a crush, a lover or a close friend (unless you and your family members are also friends).
2 Embrace your family member. Continuing to talk while hugging is okay.
TOP TIPS FOR HUGGING
Girls like tight hugs so be sure to squeeze them a little, not too tight though!
Tip for guys- girls especially love it when you come up from behind an wrap you arms round their waist and hug them tight (not too tight though!).
If you're a guy and you're going for a more intimate hug, place your head on her shoulder and kiss her neck gently.
Hugging a lover should last at least a few seconds longer than platonic hugs
Smile, be warm and inviting if you're going to hug your crush.
A good approach in any relationship is to walk up to the person from a few feet away with your arms open.
In a "manly hug", it is common to pat twice on the back before disengaging.
Gently wrap your arms around her neck. If she is tall, then under their arms, but light your head on her chest. Make it romantic but not too romantic.
Unless you've hugged the person before, don't hug without asking first. In addition, use your best judgement in choosing when and where to hug someone. In certain situations you might be embarrassed to be seen hugging someone else.
AFTER READING THIS PLEASE HUG SOMEONE TODAY -And me if you see me :)
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Kay Penney - 5th November 2015 - Happy Guy Fawkes