Imagine a father cradling a baby, only the baby is an adult man. Now, imagine that this man-baby is trying to cure his homosexuality and you have an accurate picture of what's known as "ex-gay" touch therapy.Hmmm? Maybe. I've even heard heard one religious nut claim that cock-sucking was a substitute for fatherly love. Of course none of these freaks knew my dad who was the most touchy-feely man I knew who loved cuddling me until I first went to school and he realized that I finally was no longer his "little boy."
The idea behind cuddle conversion is that homosexuality -- or same-sex attraction (SSA), as proponents prefer to call it -- is caused in part by a lack of fatherly love and affection. The thinking is that when boys miss out on healthy same-sex affection, they eroticize all male touch.
He also realized that I was a sissy and soon sent me to boxing lessons so I "could take care of myself." Thanks, dad. That was one of the best things you did for me.