I have noticed the same thing. I even once saw a girl kiss her "girlfriend" on the lips at a bus stop when her bus came and she had to go. It was such a cute little shy kiss, and in plain view of everyone, but noone else seemed to notice. I teach junior high boys, and some of them put their hands all over each other. Their behaviour would definitely be considered a bit odd in the UK! Holding hands, smacking bums, grabbing crotches as a playful attack, sitting there with their arms around each other, etc. Perhaps we can look at it as the innocent, guiltless expression of normal variations in human sexuality. This isn't a gulit-oriented Christian culture. They don't repress things the same way we do, so maybe those little pockets of homosexual interest that exist within many straight people worldwide are not hidden here, at least not in the youth. I think the question about it being real lesbianism (or male homosexuality) as we would understand the term(s) depends on how far they go, or want to go.