Stay Connected

From physical touch to text messaging, staying connected is a basic human need. But some of us prefer more breathing room than others. How close do you want to be?

Hold Me Tight

By Sue Johnson

Love demands the reassurance of touch.

Why Do We Have Sex?

By Noam Shpancer Ph.D.

We have sex more for connection than for procreation or pleasure.

Social Media and Social Loneliness

By Christopher Lane Ph.D.

Are social media increasing loneliness or merely exposing it?

To Touch and Be Touched

By Debby Herbenick Ph.D., M.P.H.

There's something about touch we can't do without.

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