Sunday, April 01, 2007

Hug Me, Touch Me!

Dr. Robin Milhausen, host of the Canadian TV talk show Sex, Toys and Chocolate, is also a professor of human sexuality. Lately, her hot topic is the power of touch.

Milhausen says, “"Touch is one of our most basic needs, from the time that you're an infant. …When life gets too hectic, a person can go days without touching or connecting with their partner”, says Milhausen, so we need to be purposeful when it comes to touch.

Touch, we may forget, is inherently interactive and social, says Trish Dryden, director of applied research for health science at Centennial College in Toronto, and a massage therapist of 26 years.

There's a reason, in our touch-phobic (yet, ironically, overly sexualized) society, that massage therapy is a burgeoning health profession, she adds. "There's a sense of alienation and people feel the need to have physical contact, to leave their computer terminals and become grounded in their bodies again."

"Knowing how to maintain and respect one's own sense of space and another's can paradoxically help deepen intimacy." Milhausen agrees, adding that experimenting with touch and massage are good ways to spice things up in the bedroom.

Touching someone we love releases the hormone oxytocin, which helps to enhance the pair bond in both sexual and non-sexual contexts. Oxytocin also has an effect on memory, scientists say. It dulls the pain of childbirth and experts recommend a big hug after a fight because it will help you to reconnect and let go of hurt feelings.

For the full article, click here

So, have you hugged someone you love today? Go ahead –reach out and touch someone! You’ll be glad you did!

Sabrina )O(

+ + +
Sabrina Luna
Spicy Romance with a Touch of Magick
Dark Erotica, Fantasy & Romance


Post a Comment

<< Home