I Need Touch

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 3,132 People

    So Long...

    To have someone near... to hug, hold, love. Yes my children hug me constantly but it's not the same. I need an "other" to be there at night,  to talk, listen and just wake up next to. Someone I can hold hands with on walks or laugh with at the movies, to ride...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Sep 19, 2007


    I loved being held in my bestfriends arms as we slept in my bed his arms were a place I felt safe and i would be so relaxed everything would melt away.
    Izzyjoy Izzyjoy
    13-15, F
    1 Response May 6, 2012

    Don't Neglect Touch

    I feel lost without touch. Not just the kind which leads to intercourse,but simple ones too. Like hugs, holding hands, or patting another person's arm during conversation. So much of our world is so gray and cold.Not being touched can keep people feeling very insolated and...
    yogababy yogababy
    46-50, F
    9 Responses Dec 1, 2010

    Seriously Touch-deprived

    I am seriously touch-deprived. So much that I appreciate every touch I get, small or big from people I know. Hugging family. A pat on the shoulder. Holding my little sibling's hand. Getting a playful punch. Tickle fights. But I need more. Hugging. Holding. Caressing. Stroking...
    dancingleaves dancingleaves
    1 Response Nov 16, 2011

    Not talking sexual. I mean holding hands,

    leaning against someone, anything. Without touch, I start feeling desperately lonely no matter how much attention I'm getting.
    audrig audrig
    26-30, F
    Jul 27, 2014

    I Think Hugs .. Are ...

    Like the nicest thing.. Maria
    MariaCuteygirl14 MariaCuteygirl14
    13-15, F
    1 Response Sep 18, 2011


    I used to withdraw from touch.  I disliked it a great deal and felt uncomfortable when someone would approach me in that way- this continued onto my late teens. I started dating and then craved a touch that would eradicate the fear of being touched.  And I searched for...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Aug 25, 2008

    Even without words all day,

    Just let me embrace and kiss my wife, my kids and my friends all day and I'd be bright as sunshine.
    wiredwolf wiredwolf
    36-40, M
    Dec 11, 2013

    What Love Looks Like.

    This is how i show i love someone: i hug them; kiss them; hold their hand; give them a massage; sit really close to them; put my head on their chest, or the other way around. It could be completely innocent, like between me and my siblings, or a little more charged, like with my...
    SpartangirlTrojanwoman SpartangirlTrojanwoman
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Sep 13, 2010

    Let's get physical!

    My head is on his chest, the steady sound of his heartbeat the only sound in the world. My arm is resting across is body, and I thrill to his fingers stroking my hair. I'm in the basement of my dorm, and there is a tornado outside, The lights flicker, and terror fills my world...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow
    31-35, F
    17 Responses Aug 27, 2009

    My Special Ep Friend

    Its funny , you never know whos going to cross your path. I came on ep a few weeks ago and began reading peoples stories. After reading a few I took a breath and built the courage up to begin writing. Since I started writing Ive found the writing to be a very theraputic tool...
    libra604 libra604
    26-30, M
    5 Responses Feb 11, 2012

    I don't know why but I need touch.

    It's comforting when it come from the right people, it's like I need it to be sane.
    jorscott58 jorscott58
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 16, 2016

    Coming Home

    At this point after 31 years of marriage 4 grand children the thing I look forward to is the dog greeting me when I get home
    greeko111 greeko111
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Jul 9, 2011

    I don't think people normally see me

    as a touchy feely person, but deep down I am. I constantly crave any kind of touch, just simple touch--rarely sexual, though if anything turned into that so be it. I just constantly want to hug or be hugged my the people who mean the most to me, like my closest friends, but it's...
    cocoagirl95 cocoagirl95
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 28, 2015

    I Love To Touch And Be Touched...

    In my world, there are three kinds of touch...friendly touch, sensual touch, and loving touch.  All three are wonderful, but my favourite is loving touch.Loving touch, for me, is when his fingers brush my face, my cheek, my nose, my chin....when he takes my face in his hand...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jan 24, 2010

    I touch my navel to calm me to sleep.

    Appropriate persons are not nearby to touch and calm me.
    vansemily vansemily
    26-30, F
    Jan 13, 2014


    We meet while having lunch. Our eyes lock and I ask if she would like coffee, she says yes and tells me to follow her. We park in front of a house. She approches my vehilce and tells me to come in and she will make coffee. I follow her inside. I notice her high heals and how...
    Rtfuntime Rtfuntime
    Jul 14, 2011

    The Contact

    i crave your touch to smell your body and the idea of us ravashing each other like two teenagers who just give in to the hormones omg getting hard just thinking of how badly i want you every way and position i know how
    wotaloser wotaloser
    36-40, M
    Dec 16, 2011

    Where's my sensible soul.

    ..the one who moves me to enhance my experience of life.Someone who gets me...sometimes I get tired of being the only one with a vision.
    4biandu 4biandu
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 14, 2014

    Affection Is Good For Everyone

    First, I have God's love, which is the most precious love of all. I've never understood unaffectionate people- sad to say the man in my life is like this. I think hugs are good for your health! I love to cuddle. I love to say, "I love you" and hear it back. I love holding...
    jburns1947 jburns1947
    61-65, F
    Jan 24, 2010

    I Need It But Don't Get It

    I love to sensually touch my partner.  I can do it for hours!  But I need to be on the receiving end as well.  But this never seems to happen.  This is almost to the point of being a fetish with me.  It drives me nuts and there is nothing I can do about...
    myfavmartin myfavmartin
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 16, 2008

    Shaking hands, hugs, sitting next to some I

    know. I am not a fan of more than shaking hands with someone I don't know. After I connect with a person, it feels wrong not to hug them.
    QuietlyQuesting QuietlyQuesting
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 20, 2014

    Skin Contact..

    It's something I cherish immensely. I think that it is such a simple comfort that is truly taken for granted. It isn't just something to be craved but to be needed. Even those who are so enveloped within themselves subconsciously seek out others. I love the feel of flesh, not...
    HanaNoMizu HanaNoMizu
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 25, 2008

    Hugs In The Morning

    every morning for the last month my office manager and i have become close.i love that every morning when she sees me i get this beautiful smile and she comes ove and gives me a hug.i love how her body feels in my arms.the only problem is i"m married.my wife and i haven't been...
    1 Response May 10, 2012

    Emptiness And Being Alone Vs. Being With...

    So how do I get past this ever-present cycle of a day here or a day there when I feel completely lost and completely empty?  I am, for the most part, pretty content to be who I am and for the most part, I am happy.  That’s said, I want to have someone in my life that I look...
    pmac683 pmac683
    46-50, M
    Nov 26, 2011

    Only From Certain People

    I'm not a touchy person. I don't go around hugging everybody, or even accepting hugs from people, and my parents and friends aren't touchy either. But, for some reason, when it comes to relationships, I need touch. I don't know why... I just like forms of communication...
    WorldlySheep WorldlySheep
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 11, 2007

    I believe in human touch.

    I know that my mood can instantly be shifted by someone simply touching my skin. There is some sort of extremely powerful nonverbal communication that occurred instantly upon touch. Sometime I thing there is a sort of energy transfer in a skin to skin touch. A primal instant...
    GnummyBear GnummyBear
    41-45, M
    1 Response Mar 3, 2014


    I loved being touched. Soft, gentle caresses. When I was a child, my grandmother would run her fingers along my back (arms, legs) and lovingly caress my skin. I called it "tickling" ...*giggles* ..I'd say, "Grandma! Tickle my back, please!"...I loved it, and still do love it...
    AmityCalamity AmityCalamity
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Feb 25, 2011

    But Not From Just Anyone.

    It happened so fast. It was like I was hit by a bus. A bus made of kittens and rainbows.  I smiled so hard that my face hurts.  We let so much of ourselves out and let each other in; so much it would have killed anyone else. Or at least, scared the crap out of them...
    Twillback Twillback
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Jun 16, 2010

    I long for this and I feel it is one of the

    most magical senses of our human species. How I would melt in his arms, caress his face, and feel enraptured with each gentle graze. Melding together, breathing deep, holding his body close, and him nestled against mine, under the stars. The touch is pure and sensuous, but it...
    AutumnSeaMoon AutumnSeaMoon
    70+, F
    2 Responses Aug 12, 2015

    A New Touch Community Website!

    You should check out the new website I've put together! I've been hoping someone would make a website like this for a long time, and since no one has, I've decided to do it myself! It is designed to be a hub for all people who like or are curious about touch (hugs, cuddles, etc...
    jacfalcon jacfalcon
    22-25, M
    Sep 8, 2013

    Finding the Profound

    Touch - I believe is the purest form of communication. It is much more difficult to be dishonest through touch than through words. I think that touch creates a reality in which individuals have a persistent presence that cannot be ignored, denied or discarded.  What are the...
    AwakeWithMe AwakeWithMe
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 9, 2007

    I'm a very touchy-feely person.

    I love hugging my friends and I'm not afraid to invade the "personal space." More often than not, I get way closer than what many will consider socially comfortable.
    deleted deleted
    Apr 28, 2015

    I Don't Get Hugged Often

    Usually I like to keep my distance but sometimes it makes me feel so good when someone touches me. It makes me feel loved and cared for. When people actively seek to show me affection or be very close to me I feel good.
    Firebird3429 Firebird3429
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 8, 2012

    My Bosses Touch

    The blood drains from my face and i feel dizzy.Looking up to the sky for inspiration.I know will not come.For it holds no answer for the kinky thoughts that are in my head.He glances once again in my direction.I have a huge problem now.Hesitate, wondering, should i just ignore...
    misery22 misery22
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jun 1, 2012

    Like Air.

    I should be touched.  I was made for it.  I am as needful as any woman, and on a good day, less ashamed.  When I am feeling particularly well, I long openly for touch.  I cast eyes at strangers, watching how they move in their bodies, looking for signs of their...
    RascallyRabbit RascallyRabbit
    31-35, F
    11 Responses Mar 14, 2011

    Flashback To Foreshadowing

    Went to New York City today, walking down Prince Street in Soho had this flashback to my second or third date with then my wife to be, remember reaching out for her hand which she reluctantly handed to me, saying I don't believe in PDA. Little did I know that not only did the P...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses May 26, 2012

    The Ghost of Shapes

    What product materializes when we make a connection between people? Is it a memory, something that can be held, touched, a small sense of roundness in the hand.  Is it an awareness of what we were not able to see, maybe a simple insight, given just above our level of...
    AwakeWithMe AwakeWithMe
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 10, 2007

    I Just Want Someone To Hold Me

    i just need to be held and hugged and loved . i want to feel that human touch
    pfs8462 pfs8462
    41-45, M
    Jun 12, 2011

    Only From Those I Care Abou...

    Only from those I care about, I can not stand a stranger to touch me.  I cringe and slink away.
    AlwaysHopeful AlwaysHopeful
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 31, 2008

    I need your touch I ends you rough tough

    and even soft and gentle touch I need the way you touch my soul and the way you touch my love I don't know if I can go on with out your love touch M!
    liloutlaw liloutlaw
    31-35, M
    1 Response Mar 7, 2014

    Just non sexual touching.

    I really want to cuddle with someone. Mostly skin to skin.
    COD101 COD101
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Sep 12, 2014
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