Why are so many people drawn to conspiracy theories in times of crisis?
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...that I will never experience touch like real people do. I was born on the autism spectrum and have an extreme hypersensitivity to touch. The adults around me when I was growing up thought that the best way to deal with this was to force me to submit to being touched until I learned to like it. I did not, and now associate being touched with someone else asserting control over my body. I have no concept of a "safe" or "comforting" touch. If a psychiatrist tried to touch me in a session beyond an initial handshake, I'm sorry to say that I would probably not see that person again. Touch is simply not and will never be a pleasant experience for me. Guess that's reserved for the real people and not freaks like me.
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