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The duration and pressure of a hug depends on the context and the level of intimacy. There are various types of hugs, each with its own specifics and subtle cues.
Valentine’s week is underway and February 12 is celebrated as Hug to lead the way to Kiss Day on February 13 and Valentine’s Day on February 14.
A warm, comfortable hug from your loved ones is an important expression of love. It makes you forget all your problems. Give your loved one a tight, bone crushing hug to relish the sparkle in their eyes and you release them from your hold.
Hugs are probably the instinctive expression to get or give comfort to the other person or showing that you care. Hugging and types of hugs, the duration and pressure of a hug depend on the context and the level of intimacy. There are various types of hugs, each with its own specifics and subtle cues.
Here are a few popular types of hugs and what they mean.
Back pat hug:
They are a friendly and almost a formal gesture to welcome or encourage person. It indicate limited affection. A back pat is a clear signal to pull away.
This is a comparatively warm embrace than that of a back pat and conveys the idea that the person means more than just an acquaintance. It’s the standard greeting among friends and indicates comfort and relaxation in the company.
This is done to awe the person on the receiving end. The surprise can be bitter and sweet. In a bomb hug, the hugger ambushes the other person by running up to them and almost climbing or clinging on to them. A common sight in sport championships, this kind of hug is given when the two people meet each other after a long time or are excited over a good news.
The need for extended comfort gives birth to the clinger hug. While hugging in this form, one person usually holds the hug for longer, making the other give in. It’s a hug that’s been romanticized in movies immensely, with the one in need of comfort leaning on the other’s chest, who then strokes or pats them comfortingly, often placing their head on theirs.
This is one kind of a hug most common in intimate romantic relationships. A cuddle lasts for a longer duration and is not just comforting for both ends it is also the way a couple fall asleep together.