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Hugging, Cuddling, Shaking Hands, and Intimacy matter for beautiful Physical Touch

Written By: Aashish Vashistha

In Picture: Human Touch matters in every relationship and friendship.

July 15, 2022 (New Delhi): Physical Touch is not just confined to Sex, it is one of the most beautiful feelings in the world. Forget Bollywood or Hollywood’s reel life where there are so many fantasies and exaggerations of physical touch. Have you ever thought after holding hands, cuddling, and hugging your friend or special someone can feel so good? There are multiple benefits to human touch, from social bonding to boosting the immune system, physical touch plays a vital role in enhancing the self-esteem of any individual. Touch always gives human beings emotional, mental, and physical benefits. From the time of birth, babies need to cling, suckle, walk and rest on caregivers. Not just in childhood, the importance of physical touch increases as our age starts increasing.

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Not just intimacy and sexual relations, hugging and normal physical release of the hormone oxytocin are another benefit of physical touch. Oxytocin helps humans form an emotional connections to one another and creates sensations. One of the study on breast cancer patients found that massage therapy in the form of stroking, stretching, and squeezing relaxed participants and increased dopamine and serotonin levels. Touch provides its own language of kindness, compassion, a language that is essential to what it means to be human. As per studies, it was found that depression levels of people improved after getting physical touch.

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