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How To: Give A Man-Hug

There is an art to the Man-hug. Some men get it and some don’t. For those of you that don’t get it, this guide on how to give a real man-hug will definitely help you out. When you go to give a hug you don’t want to seem like you’re needy. Read below to see how.

A firm, hearty handshake is always an appropriate way for men to greet each other. But when men achieve a greater familiarity, a man hug becomes appropriate. Some men fear male on male hugging of any kind. But done in an appropriate way, men can still hug while remaining secure in their manhood.

Those were excellent tips. Unfortunately, not all men are well-versed in proper man hug protocol. These are the sad results:

The “I’m getting a broner” hug. This is a big no!

Umm…. no.

The How of the American Man Hug

1. Begin with a traditional firm handshake

2. Keeping your hand clasped with your buddy, wrap the left arm around the shoulder of your friend.

3. Slap your friend’s back two times. The back slap is key. Somehow hitting your fellow man makes the hug more manly.

4. Release embrace.

Read the Art of Manliness for the rest of their Man-hug Mechanics guide here.