Air Hugging

You’ve heard of the Connecticut kiss haven’t you…when someone smooches the air instead of you?  This is the squeeze version.  A friend (or foe) leans in only to touch you as if you had leprosy.

That’s an insult, not a hug…a stunt hug, at best.

Why bother I say, but people still do.  It’s the email of affection…cold, impersonal…one could blast through ten hugs never once touching skin.  Now take my pal Pam, she knows how to hug.  She grabs you good and tight letting you know she’s happy to see you.  Why Pam could lecture on hugging at the Learning Annex…would be an instant sell-out.

This fear of closeness, commitment…incommunicable disease, that’s what’s catchy.  Big, squishy hugs should be the norm because we, as humans, as we’ve bumping into the furniture, need them.

I know I sure do.   images




About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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33 Responses to Air Hugging

  1. micklively says:

    I thrive or shrivel directly proportional to my daily hug quotient. There is no communicable disease worse than feeling unloved.

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  2. We hold group hug sessions when we all connect.


  3. skinnyuz2b says:

    I used to be a so-so hugger. Then one day I was hugged by a master hugger and changed my ways. Her hug made me feel so welcome that I decided then and there to always hug like I really meant it.

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  4. Hugs are silent healers, they come highly recommended by me.


  5. I like hugs so much better than kisses. It’s fluffy bumpy body parts gnashing against each other (without any sexuality). Better than bad breath slobbered all over your cheek.

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  6. Lynn says:

    I not sure if you recall, but a wrote a piece quite awhile back called “I’m a Hugger” . For those of true”huggers”, an air hug is like having a fake a orgasm. We are left feeling very unfulfilled & have to refrain from using our outdoor voice proclaiming, “really? that’s all you got!?”

    You read this Susannah but here is the post for any of the rest of your posse who might want to have a read:

    Hugs my friend, and not of the fake kind!

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  7. Patricia says:

    I grew up in a family that didn’t touch let alone hug. However, a friend taught all about hugs and how important they are. So, I became a hugger and proud of it.

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  8. I totally agree. I tend to be a hugger, as my father was before me.

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