Emotional Intimacy among Men

  • Robert A. Lewis


This article is not about sexual behavior between men, nor about typical male friendships; it is concerned with something in between, i.e., emotional intimacy. Emotional intimacy is defined in behavioral terms as mutual self-disclosure and other kinds of verbal sharing, as declarations of liking or loving the other, and as demonstrations of affection such as hugging and nongenital caressing.


Social Distance Male Friend Emotional Intimacy Front Runner Traditional Male Role 
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