When I was in fourth grade I was at a fair with my friend and my father. As I was walking around the fair with my friend I had my arm around the shoulders of my friend and was talking to him. To have my arm like this felt natural. As my friend and I were walking around my father repeatedly came up to us and told me not to have my arm like and said it looked as though I was gay. After being harassed a number of times by my father I eventually stopped walking with my arm around the shoulder of my friend and we walked around the fair without making physical contact.
This story demonstrates that when homosexuality is an accepted behavior in society males cease showing eachother affection because they fear being labelled as homosexual by society. In societies where homosexuality is illegal men naturally show eachother affection. An example of this is that in Saudi Arabia men will often be seen walking down the street holding hands with eachother.
Young boys naturally how eachother affection because they have not yet been indoctrinated with the fear of being called homosexuals, it is very cruel the way in which society destroys natural male-male affection through its acceptance of the homosexual lifestyle. I remember feeling very strange when my father told me not to put my arm around my friends shoulder due to it looking gay… it might have looked gay to him but there was nothing gay about it.