Ok before this gets scrutinized and locked outright, I want to make this clear, this is a general understand of the way guys think instead of being explicit in any way.
I was watching a youtube view on the subject of wrestling, not WWE but the real sport. On the subject, wrestlers have talked about how in modern culture, the issue they face is being negatively labeled for there sport, since it involves two men in closeness to each other fighting.
Now be honest, as men, are you someone who flinches at the idea of giving another man a hug, or even a pat on the back without needing to think twice about it? Is there an underlining fear involve in that kind of closeness to even another male friend?
Obviously speaking as a gay man I don't have this, but I do have a kind of empathy with other men who aren't gay, and think 'are they going to think is weird me giving them a hug?', to which I try and respect there boundry and give them a handshake.
Women don't have this issue, not to the level men have. I see women hugging each other being more opening friendly with each other, and with opposite sex all the time. Every time I see a girl friend she will often give me a hug.
Does this kind of thing stem from, as the video suggests, how a man will feel being seen as by others if he does anything more then shake another guys hand? And does something like wrestling freak them out at the thought of that kind of close contact with there own gender?
Anyway, thoughts on it, lets keep it clean too.