Had a good chat with someone who has experienced healing in SSA and works in SSA-ministry as a professional. I probed him about the role of male intimacy, and he agreed that it was a key healing factor for him.
Jeff over at carleton1958.xanga.com wrote about male intimacy -- a worthy read, and some excellent comments as well.
Haydos over at Giraffe Pen seems to also be experiencing something similar.
In my conversation with this SSA-ministry professional, he also talked about his heterosexuality being potentiated without him trying to force it. The attraction to women just came to him out of the blue one day, after some time of receiving unsexualized fatherly-love from another man. He relayed that it was a really weird experience for him when it came -- like experiencing adolescence for the first time, but way past the teens years. His description sounded just like what I have been experiencing over the past 4 weeks (which still kind of freaks me out--I now have to work at keeping my eyes off women, and not be scared of the change and run back to my vomit).
There is something here really worthy of being researched: non-sexual male-intimacy as a key factor in healing SSA.
Is this where You are leading me, Lord?