I am a touchy feely kind of person to begin with so I like physical touch in general. I understand personal space and I respect it, but once that bond is created, friendship or otherwise, those people know my affections by my touch probably more than my words. When I'm sick or in pain, I find that I absolutely need that physical touch from others. Even if its small, I really really need it. I know that this touch can't make my sickness go away, take a physical pain away, or even heal a broken heart or any other emotional pain I might have, but it truly does make me feel better. I don't know why exactly that it makes such a big difference, but I guess its the security I get in someone else's arms that makes me feel taken care of and protected. I can usually relax enough to stop crying or even fall asleep lol. Afterward, I see the more practical side of things and I'm able to be more positive about the situation, whatever it might be.