Most people don't understand what it's like to be haphephobic. How your heart races and you begin to sweat every time someone touches you? I have this friend who is a great guy always kind and caring but likes to hug people, especially his friends. Every time we say good-bye he feels he needs to hug me. I know he means nothing by it but I feel nauseated and violated afterwords. My heart starts beating faster, I feel my head spinning, and sick to the stomach. I don't want to be rude so I don't ask him to stop but I feel horrible every time he hugs me. For me personal space is not something to be taken lightly. Do you know anyone like this?