Nope. Hugging at work is not acceptable. Touching at work is not acceptable. There is no line to be misinterpreted. "you're gonna know when to stop or let go" is not the right answer. Just so there is not confusion it is not acceptable period. The female gets to decide based on a person to person interacting? Not acceptable. This is black and white. No touching. No comments on a personal level. Keep it separate periods.
Good. Getting educated or going to see a therapist or a trained professional is a good way for men to ask about it and handle it. For years, women and men subjected to this kind of harassment never spoke up about it and now they are speaking up. It needs to be addressed. This also covers cultural diversity. Not all cultures are “natural huggers” either.
Natural huggers? Seriously?Treat every situation like when Johnny’s teaching Baby in Dirty Dancing.THIS is YOUR SPACE, THIS is MY SPACE. I don’t go into yours...you don’t go into mine.ALWAYS WAIT FOR AN INVITATION