Desperate for a Touch~

Hands_of_God_and_Adam“To touch can be to give life.”
~Michelangelo~

dievca is a toucher. she learned this from her Master.
Master is a toucher. He learned this from His dievca.
Pandora’s Box is opened, this is something each of them can no longer live without.
This information will guide their futures until the ends of their Lives.

A University of North Carolina study found that women who hugged their spouse or partner often (even for just 20 seconds) exhibited lower blood pressure, possibly because a warm embrace increases oxytocin levels in the brain. Conventional medicine tells us that lower blood pressure may decrease a person’s risk for heart disease.

Neurologist Shekar Raman, MD, in Richmond, Virginia explains: “A hug, pat on the back, and even a friendly handshake are processed by the reward center in the central nervous system, which is why they can have a powerful impact on the human psyche, making us feel happiness and joy. And it doesn’t matter if you’re the toucher or touchee. The more you connect with others — on even the smallest physical level — the happier you’ll be.”

Health Benefits of Human Touch:

  • eases pain
  • helps with infant growth
  • enhances vital signs
  • stabilizes body temp
  • can communicate positivity
  • helps provide better sleep
  • reduces irritability
  • increases sociability
  • strengthens relationships
  • strengthens immune system
  • helps with depression
  • increases proper digestion
  • releases serotonin
  • enhances a sense of well-being
  • stimulates oxytocin – the cuddle hormone
  • slows heart rate – lowers blood pressure
  • lowers the stress hormone cortisol
  • gives comfort and relieves sadness
  • can help us feel happiness & joy
  • releases tension & tightness
  • helps migraine pain

“Greater Good” Berkeley “Hands-On Research”

Exhibit Health: Health Benefits of Human Touch


13 Comments on “Desperate for a Touch~”

  1. Dana Renee says:

    Once I allow someone into my well-defined personal space, I am all about touch. 😉

    • dievca says:

      Sometimes, in the reverse…its hard to give up that touching and you miss it when its gone. Friends who are far away or moved on.

      • Dana Renee says:

        I experience that. I had a close friend that would hold my hand or stroke my hair — nothing sexual, just affectionate and soothing. He is no longer in my life, but I crave that type of touch.

      • dievca says:

        Yep. That’s it. I’ve just experienced that loss (prompted this post) and have been seeking for a way to replace that touch. 🙂

      • Dana Renee says:

        I am so sorry for that loss. I wish I had good advice, but it has been 22 years and I haven’t found a true replacement for it. ❤

  2. esther says:

    i love touching Spike and he loves being cuddled. i’ve lost touch with people. xx

  3. Pelelotus says:

    You know there is such a thing as ‘skin hunger’, where you crave physical affection. Now there is a medical justification for wanting a hug or a cuddle x

  4. hispetitelle says:

    I crave touch all the time. I was just reading about the negative effects on the Romanian orphans who were never touched and didn’t have stimulation. Teenagers were the size of 5 or 6 year olds. Their brains didn’t develop. We are wired for touch and so are many species. Our dog (older puppy now) needs constant petting and cuddling. We’ve spoiled her.

    • dievca says:

      I was able to touch people throughout my day and Life, but the real release came from hanging out with M. Sometimes, it takes that certain person to get the release you need and becomes a problem when that person is not available.


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