headbang8: This thought appeared in another thread, but it deserves a life of its own. Do you show non-sexual affection for other men? When does it go beyond friendship? Does a hug or a kiss with a male friend have a different quality from those we give women or (if we're gay) our male lovers? Indeed, can straight men love other men as deeply as they do the women in their lives? As a man, do you find showing affection difficult, no matter who's involved? I'm not sure, but I think these polls don't allow for multiple responses. Pity---I'm sure there are many who might tick more than one box if they could.