Sometimes, you might have wondered why you hug other people. According to physiology, you hug others because you are ant to show affection,share your love and joy with others,reduce stress and let those around know that they matter to you. Below are types of hugs and what they mean.
1. Side hug.
It's done when you put a hand around your friends shoulder. It expresses friendliness and kindness and is mostly shared between casual friends.
2. The flirty hug.
It's a body contact hug which conveys romantic attraction. It tells that the person likes you even if they can't verbally exprees it.
3. The long hug.
This hug can last for 20 seconds and triggers release of oxytocin, the love hormone in the brain. Getting it from a friend or family members feels comforting and loved.
4. The romantic hug.
It conveys feeling of attraction and attachment but it's more about love than desire and passion. It's shared by people you pursue to have a relationship with or between couple.
5. The bear hugs
It's a hug intended to be playerful and fun. It means that you've someone in life who loves being around you and feels like you are worthy protecting.
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