I have so many clients that tell me about how their partner doesn’t touch them much. They speak about how they always sit far from them, on their phone or playing games and it’s like they’re a remote island.
If you are in a relationship how much time do you spend in close physical contact?
Do you wish you had more touch or less touch?
I don’t necessarily mean just sexual contact but any touch whatsoever.
A lot of us are touch starved in our tech saturated world.
We all need touch! It’s how our brains are wired.
Studies of baby monkeys show that the desire to touch and be touched is stronger than the desire for food.
Research shows that human babies and children need touch and physical comfort and these needs don’t disappear when we grow up into adulthood.
We need touch to truly thrive; it is fundamental to our health, communication and bonding. In fact children and babies who don’t experience much touch growing up can be more violent, have weakened immune systems. and a host of other problems.
If you don’t spend much time hugging or touching there’s a chance that your hippocampus in your brain might be smaller- the smaller this organ is the harder it is for your brain to regulate your stress response.
So, hugging and touching your partner is good for you, your relationship and your brain!
Physical touch also helps reduce stress. I’m talking about everything from sex to giving a kissing, massage, holding hands, cuddling, hugging, stroking, tickling and lots more..
These examples are medicine for your body and your relationship. This kind of touch helps to preventatively maintain your health and healing ailments you may have according to the latest research.
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