I had a friend once who thought these groups sounded interesting, so to my surprise, I've actually heard of this shit before. But while she is a trusting friendly diamond, I saw a website for this stuff and said, not if my choice was between this and death. I will gladly spend hours on the couch with my girlfriend, but the operative word in that sentence is girlfriend. We are two people with an emotional connection to one another and the physical contact fucking means something.
I think the people who were trying to figure out why on earth they would like cuddling people of the gender they were attracted to more than other people if this was so very non-sexual really said something about this episode, and about how far these people are removed from the reality of the situation. Obviously your own preferences and your own freaking LIFE plays into how touching another person feels to you. You can't trick your body into feeling great cause you've had a cuddle prostitution hour with a stranger, dudes, if you get a chemical rush from hugging someone, there's a reason, and the reason goes a bit deeper than 'push button get oxytocin.' Or, well, personally, I think it should. It hurts me when the generic f plus whackjob is SO CLOSE to the truth but understanding the truth would violate one of their unalterable cult beliefs. And therefore, we get more nutty permutations of unalterable cult beliefs warped to make a nice little circle around the truth that gets close, kind of, if you're already a bit confused and looking for anything resembling reality to cling to.