:lol: I find it very funny that a man would have that kind of reaction! Actually, in the Standard/Smooth dances I would be uncomfortable if a woman wasn't close enough, because proper form calls for the woman's center to be in contact with the man's right hip at pretty well all times. The best dancers stay in contact even when the man moves backwards, because the woman becomes the lead at that point and should continue to maintain posture. I try hard to be sensitive to what I feel from the woman. It's pretty easy to sense whether she is used to that kind of advanced technique or not. If so, I go for it because it makes for better looking dancing. If I feel her try to keep her distance I respect that because it makes for better (more comfortable) dancing if she isn't struggling to maintain her distance. Yes, I am aware of the physical issues of being in such close contact, especially when pushing forward in closed position, but I have never regarded it in a sexual way, not even in Tango. It's just dancing to me.