A hugbox is a derogatory term for an environment, usually on the internet, in which a group with similar interests gathers to discuss topics in what they intend to be a safe, comforting, and confrontation-free environment.
What they intend to be a "safe space" almost always turns into a circle-jerk of forced consensus and ends with every member repeatedly expressing the exact same opinion to each other, no matter the topic. Since the community is founded on unconditional love and support no matter how much of a tool a person is, these communities tend to attract tools and rational and useful advice is usually a rarity.
Moderators of these groups are usually extremely militant and do not tolerate even the slightest dissenting opinion. Members of these groups are usually so hypersensitive that the moment a contrary opinion appears the entire community explodes in a total drama shitstorm.
Welcome to our community of self-diagnosed Asperger's sufferers. We have all read the wikipedia article and decided that we have Asperger's and thus have an excuse for being anti-social and thinking we're smarter than everyone else. Let's take turns talking about ourselves and how smart we are and how terrible the world is to us, and after we're done everyone else will tell us how brave we are. NO TROLLING. - average hugbox community
The term "hugbox" at its most basic meaning, refers to a forum where everyone shares the same opinion, but for many ignorant and idiotic neruotypicals, the term "hugbox" is used as a way to put down people who suffer from Asperger's Syndrome. Alot of idiot NTs love to use the term "hugbox" to insult Asperger discussion forums because they lack an understanding of Asperger's and love to whine about how it is a "fake disease for attention whores". The idiot who wrote the first definition for hugbox is a perfect example of these ridiculous NTs.
Stupid NT: I believes assburgers is a fake snydrome lol! U r just an attntion seeking emo faggot gay homo if u claim to haz assburgers. lol! Whiny bitches lol!
Aspie: Uh, dude, Asperger's is a completely real syndrome that can be quite a burden for those who suffer from it. Those who suffer from Asperger's have a extremely hard time trying to fit in with other people and are constantly...
Stupid NT: wah wah wah stfu loser. GTFO and go killz yourself.
Aspie: Stop being ignorant and...
Stupid NT: stop crying just becuz u cant make ne friendz fag. now go run off to your little hugbox so you can bitch and moan there... lol, we adults dont want to listen to the little baby emo faggot aspie.