Don't you hate the way we all get put into categories? We're pigeonholed by age, gender, financial situation, geographic location, political leanings, body size, hair color, profession, height, clothing choices...the list goes on and on.
On January 1, 2001 I took a stand against pigeonholing. I created my own unique pigeonholing technique. From that day forward I lumped people into one of two categories: Armpit People and Non-Armpit People.
I'll take a moment to explain how I came up with the concept of Armpit People. One of my favorite people in the world stands a head taller I do and is very affectionate and demonstrative. When I see this person and lean forward to hug them, they enfold me in their strong, bearlike arms and crush me against their wide, muscular chest. As I turn my head to avoid being accidentally smothered... I end up with my nose in their armpit.
It's not a bad sensation to be hugged by an Armpit Person, provided you know who they are and provided that they bathe occasionally.
Most people of my acquaintance are Non-Armpit People. They're not prone to initiating lovey-dovey nuzzlings with sort-of strangers. However...when you get Non-Armpit people alone, watch out. All that pent-up hugging they've been harboring can overwhelm you suddenly without warning.
Which is also not a bad thing, with the right person.
In 2001 I did a few paintings about Armpit People vs. Non-Armpit People. Fear of Intimacy IV is one of my favorites.