Touching Another Dude Softly
Usually a persistent syndrome when a man grabs, caresses, pats, or otherwise makes uncomfortably gentle contact with another man, usually while engaged in conversation. While TADS may be socially unacceptable (acceptable man-to-man contact includes various forms of handshakes, punches, slaps on the back, etc.), it is also inappropriate to alert someone with TADS about their condition. Because of this, a man with TADS must unknowingly suffer with the disorder for his entire life.
TADS can only be avoided by distancing oneself from the carrier. TADS is not contagious. No medications are currently available to lessen the symptoms of TADS, but alcohol is known to worsen them.
"Dude, Bob kept rubbing my shoulders when he was talking to me before. What's up with that?"
"It's not his fault, man. He has TADS."