What are your favorite Welsh words? (other than Hiraeth)
Cwtch /kʊtʃ/ is a Welsh word for a hug, cuddle or snuggle. But more than that, there is an element of intimacy, earnestness and ownership in cwtch that the closest English equivalents ”hug”, ”cuddle” and “snuggle” lack.
A cwtch creates a private safe place in a room or in two peoples hearts. It is a strong affection made manifest and can apply to lovers, friends, or a parent and child. Cwtch is snuggling and cuddling and loving and protecting and safeguarding and claiming, all rolled into one.
Cwtch is the feeling of a safe place or home that the hug, cuddle or snuggle gives. If you give someone a cwtch, you’re giving them a “safe place”.
A thought that came to me this afternoon. I’m feeling much happier, and I’m a more positive person now that I have allowed myself to let go of the people who took me down. I suggest you do the same: as natural as it is to remove weeds when you’re growing a garden, preserving yourself from harmful relationships shouldn’t be something to feel guilty about. You are right to take care of yourself. Yay you! 💗
You know what would be great? More all ages LGBT environments. While it’s great for the safe places to be a place where others can talk about what they want, it excludes anyone who is sex repulsed, ace or not, and younger LGBT members and people who just don’t like to talk about sex. Having both would honestly be so great as you could have kids feel comfortable with themselves all through high school and even younger.