I love close embrace--the intimacy of it, the security in it, feeling your partner move, hearing them breathe, feeling their heartbeat occasionally. But it does seem to raise some interesting questions from people who are kind of interested in AT. A friend is going milonga-ing with me, and she's really apprehensive about the close embrace. I've explained that you don't have to dance that way, but she's full of questions about why/how I can stand to dance that way. Put simply, she's very put off by the, ah...chest...contact. Admittedly, when I started, it took be a while to get used to. I didn't have a choice--I was taught in close embrace and it was (gently, gentlemanly) insisted on, more or less. After about 30 minutes I was so wrapped up in other technical details I forgot about what was pressing where. But how to explain it, further, to my friend? I'm particularly interested in guys' responses. How aware are you of the ladies' chests? Is it one of those never-talked-about-when-there-are-females-around guy secrets--i.e. something sexual that you'll never admit to? Or, does it cease to become something noticeable? Come on! Spill!