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Study Claims Hugs Don’t Help Men with Stress

If you ever say “does someone need a hug,” does this mean you shouldn’t direct it at a man?

There might be scientific proof he doesn’t need one.

A new¬†study in Germany found that women’s stress levels tend to drop when their significant other hugs them.

They tested it by checking for the stress hormone cortisol in their saliva before and after they were hugged.

And it made a pretty big difference.

But, when men received a hug from their partner, it DIDN’T help.

Their stress level basically stayed the same.

Researchers say it’s not clear why men don’t seem to benefit from hugs.



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