Once, on Facebook I wrote:
The article contends that young men are literally dying of touch isolation. After childhoods full of touch and tenderness, they go through a desert decade (actually, longer) before they can reliably expect to have it in their lives again in a regular, consensual, constructive way.
And what happens in that gap? Homophobia, stress, isolation.
No wonder so many boys are turning to drugs, online games, and are desperate for teen sex: they’re dying of loneliness and shame for want of something all mammals desire at their core.