I Need Affection

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    i need affection, but i have trouble with

    intimacy as i was abused as a young girl. i don't always know how to vocalize my needs and i sometimes push people away, men, women, friends, family, etc. even though i really want to have closeness with all people. i find it hard to trust and am afraid of rejection. i have...
    evolovecontact evolovecontact
    31-35, F
    Dec 17, 2014

    I love physical and emotional affection.

    Wish I could get more of it. I know I'm loved but I wish I had more of that soft squishy stuff!
    Glasswalker Glasswalker
    41-45, M
    1 Response Aug 25, 2014

    Lacking Affection

    I am a very affectionate person, and so is my husband... just not towards me. The kids get all the cuddles, hugs, and kisses that they want, need, and deserve, but when it comes to me, it's either too hot, or he's too dirty (he's a mechanic.), or he's too busy. I went to him...
    gottabeih gottabeih
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 25, 2008

    Right Now

    I just need someone to hug me, cuddle with me, maybe let me cry against their chest. I haven't been touched with care in a very long time.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 28, 2010

    Feeling Loved....

    I agree that it is not about sex.... I would love for someone to be affectionate with, friends, family...anyone. I want to cuddle watching a flick, I want someone to play with my hair, just hold me, I love sharing my bed, it's comforting to know there is someone there beside me...
    1lonelyheart 1lonelyheart
    2 Responses Jun 11, 2008

    My heart feels so empty.

    I can feel my body begging for a hug and embracement. It is even affecting my mood. My depression feels so much stronger because I feel my body very tense and in need of touch. Not a weird way but in just human contact. I have family but they are not there for me. Besides I don...
    Thefightingangel Thefightingangel
    22-25, M
    Nov 13, 2015


    i've never been very good at relationships, i used to sleep around a lot and now i can't even be bothered to do that. i feel so low about myself. I prefer women and suppose i call myself a lesbian but i go with men cos i'm so lonely and it's attention. pathetic i know but hey...
    fluffmuffin fluffmuffin
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 6, 2008


    I have been in a relationship with a man for almost a year and a half. I love him, but part of that love came from how he would show me affection & make me feel loved (and wanted)... And those demonstrations have become practically non-existent. I'm not clingy, but I am one of...
    FabulousGrrl FabulousGrrl
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Dec 14, 2012
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