Why are so many people drawn to conspiracy theories in times of crisis?
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I got post-traumatic stress from ongoing tickle torture from my brother when I was a child. (I'm not joking.) I know that consensual tickling can be fun, and perhaps reduce anxiety like this study found, but tickling can also be a scary and painful experience, and the threat of being tickled can make a person live in chronic fear. The scars can last years.
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