Touch is the first sense we acquire and the secret weapon in many a successful relationship. Touch can communicate tenderness, compassion, anger, love, gratitude, happiness and fear within mere seconds. Touch is a part of the physical closeness of two people that we cannot achieve at a distance. For this reason, touch gives us the sense of connectedness with people and with our environment. If you’ve ever been in the company of a real partner who gave you a pat on the back, held your hand or placed their arm around you, you know there’s nothing that quite compares to it. Nothing can replace the role a physical touch can play on a human being’s psychology.
Here are some reasons as to why we need personal touch every day:
1. It helps us establish better communication
Humans are social beings and touch is a natural part of how we communicate with each other. Touch is usually used to communicate a shared meaning between two people. Think about the last time you put a hand on someone’s arm or shoulder. If you want to let someone you love know how you really feel, supplement your words with a reassuring touch.
2. It helps to build trust
It’s difficult to trust someone who is inconsistent with the amount of time they give to you. If they’re stingy with their time, then the physical connection will soon dissipate as well. If you are craving physical touch and want to be more vulnerable, you want to trust someone. That total nakedness is helped through the ability to feel and see each other’s physical reactions.
3. It offers a high level of intimacy
Surely, we can Skype our loved ones any time we want whenever they’re working abroad, but nothing can ever replace the feeling of having them right beside you in bed. There’s a level of intimacy that just can’t be established over an internet connection. In order for our relationships to grow deeper and deeper, we always have to find ways to express our affection for one another. Yes, technology is able to bridge some gaps that are created by distance; however, this level of interaction has an emotional value.
4. It doesn’t lie
The eyes may be the windows to a person’s soul, but a man’s physical touch is hard to deny. Real men don’t cuddle with women they don’t genuinely like and respect. Cuddling is a level of intimacy that denotes a wall the man has let down. Only by the touch of the person, you will know what kind of emotions he has for you.
5. It gives you positive vibes
Your touch is powerful and it can be thought of as a way to transmit and receive energy from one person to another. When your touch conveys affection or happiness, you give positive energy to the person you touch. You can also feel the positive energy coming from another person who touches you when they give love and happiness to you.
6. It helps to establish strong bond
Touch is one of the ways romantic partners bond with each other and parents bond with their children. When partners and families get busy and let touch go out the window, they’ll often find that they don’t feel as close and relationships suffer. Regular touch is one of the ways that we continually renew our bonds with those we love.