Side Hugging is the New Shomer Negiah

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Apparently good Christian teens don’t hug members of the opposite sex these days. If you want to express affection without turning someone on too much, the thing to do is “side hug.”

Here’s my thing: If I am going to be that excited by touching someone, I think the side hug is still going to set my mind a-racing. Also, it looks dumb.

But maybe my point would be stronger if I wore several t-shirts on top of one another, danced around like Lil’ Wayne, and had a sample of sirens and the sounds of shooting and breaking glass playing on aloop while I made my case.

Behold:

Christian Side Hug from The Fathers House on Vimeo.

The best part, by far, is the married guy bragging about how he can “front hug” all day now that he’s married. I also enjoy that for some reason they all fall down dead at the end of the song.

Posted on November 23, 2009

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