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The Power of Touch
How touch—innocent or intimate—is important for well-being.
To Touch and Be Touched
By Debby Herbenick Ph.D., M.P.H.
There's something about touch we can't do without.
Why a Lover's Touch Is So Powerful
By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D.
It can be stronger than verbal or emotional contact, and make people possessive.
A Touching Moment
By Samantha Smithstein Psy.D.
Should we be touching more?
The Science of Touch
By Rick Chillot
Touch is the secret weapon in many a successful relationship.
Naked in Shanghai, Massage Heaven
By Loretta G Breuning Ph.D.
Trust is everywhere if you stop and notice.
Five Ways to Make Someone Feel Special
By Isadora Alman MFT
Spread the warmth, for their sake and yours.
The Joy of Intimacy
By Diana Raab Ph.D.
Intimate experiences, whether intimacy, orgasm, or touch offer positive results.
Handshake or Hug? Why We Touch
By Paul J. Zak
Why I spent $6,000 on massages for strangers
The Massage Habit: New Reasons to Love Massage
By Meg Selig
Massage could benefit you in some surprising ways.
Seven Types of Physical Affection in Relationships
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
From massaging to hand-holding, which matters most to your relationship?
Be the Beauty in Our Broken World
By Nancy Berns Ph.D.
You may be a surprised how simple acts can change people's lives.
The Oxytocin Cure
By Paul J. Zak
Will oxytocin cure shyness, autism, and other disorders?
The Surprising Power of Body Language
By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Five ways to communicate with nonverbal gestures
Good Touch, Bad Touch, No Touch
By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A.
Good touch, Bad touch, No touch.
Are You or Your Child on a (Touch) Starvation Diet?
By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D.
"Out of touch" may mean out of health and happiness
The Body Language of Touch
By Joe Navarro M.A.
Touch: essential for interpersonal communication & business!
Early Loving Touch Makes a Lifetime of Difference for a Baby
By Christopher Bergland
Skin-to-skin contact between a mother and premature baby is essential.
Are Satin Underpants the Secret to Success?
By Heidi Grant Halvorson Ph.D.
Surprising research on how widely our sense of touch affects our psyche.
Why We All Need to Touch and Be Touched
By Sharon K. Farber Ph.D.
Our mind, brain, and body are not separate from each other.
How a Woman's Touch Can Make You Risk it All
By David DiSalvo
Research finds fascinating effects from even the slightest connection.
Grooming Your Girlfriends: Pick That Lint!
By Temma Ehrenfeld
We all need more love from more places—take your friend to the beauty salon.
4 Benefits of Hugs, for Mind and Body
By Andrea F. Polard Psy.D.
Research finds surprising power in even casual embraces.
By Kory Floyd Ph.D.
We're facing a crisis of skin hunger, and it has real consequences.
Cuddling - How Important Is It (and Should We Pay for It)?
By Pamela Regan Ph.D.
Innovators are finding new ways to provide this basic human need.
How to Influence and Persuade With Touch
By Jeremy Nicholson M.S.W., Ph.D.
How to persuade and influence with touch.
Love is one of the most profound emotions known to human beings. For some, romantic relationships are the most meaningful element in their lives, providing a source of fulfillment outside of ourselves.
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