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View Poll Results: The need for human touch vs. the need to touch.
There is a need for the human touch 5 20.83%
There is a need TO touch. 1 4.17%
Makes no difference to me, either way. 0 0%
There is a need for both. 18 75.00%
Voters: 24. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-14-2008, 09:35 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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I would like to know peoples thoughts on this subject.

I have been thinking about this the past few days. I feel there is a need for touch. On the flip side of this, I feel there is a need TO touch.

Now, I am not trying to be perverted, nothing like that. But truly, how does it make you feel to rub someones back? Someone you love? Their hair? Their neck? Arms and shoulders.

My need to touch is just as strong as the need to be touched. Who knows, maybe there is not a need. Maybe it just feels good to have a hand slide over the skin, or just have the heat from another persons arm against yours as you you begin to fall asleep.

Is there a need? Do we prosper physically, mentally from the human touch, whether it be given or received?

What is your take on this?

Also, is your skin more sensitive to touch some times more than others? Why?
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:13 PM
 
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They did a study a while back at several hospitals in the USA on Premature babies and the one's where the nurses and mothers touched them alot like hold and massage their hands and arms etc..those babies survived better than the ones that recieved very little touch.
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:55 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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I would def agree with that...
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Old 10-16-2008, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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Originally Posted by Pikantari View Post
I would like to know peoples thoughts on this subject.

I have been thinking about this the past few days. I feel there is a need for touch. On the flip side of this, I feel there is a need TO touch.

Now, I am not trying to be perverted, nothing like that. But truly, how does it make you feel to rub someones back? Someone you love? Their hair? Their neck? Arms and shoulders.

My need to touch is just as strong as the need to be touched. Who knows, maybe there is not a need. Maybe it just feels good to have a hand slide over the skin, or just have the heat from another persons arm against yours as you you begin to fall asleep.

Is there a need? Do we prosper physically, mentally from the human touch, whether it be given or received?

What is your take on this?

Also, is your skin more sensitive to touch some times more than others? Why?
I agree with your post. Alienation and children who dont receive affection from parents, grow up feeling rejected.

Also, in marriage, even small things can count.
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Old 10-18-2008, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Eastern Kentucky
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I believe that touching and being touched are important, however I do not like being touched-other than a handshake- by someone I am not emotionally close to.
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Old 10-18-2008, 04:30 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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I believe that touching and being touched are important, however I do not like being touched-other than a handshake- by someone I am not emotionally close to.
I can agree with that... a little..
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:56 PM
 
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I think it's a pollination thing; when you touch, you're auras feed off one-another, which helps them grow, thus making you feel better.
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:29 PM
 
Location: South FL
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I believe (strongly) that the need to touch and being touched is a basic need that comes close to food and shelter. Sometimes it's described as "skin hunger", as an actual craving to have skin to skin contact with another human being. I think people who are regularly and daily being touched (and touch) by their loved ones are generally much happier and content individuals.
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