Human contact has become a scarce resource The world’s priorities have shifted back over the last few weeks to the basics: food, water, shelter. But as we’re starting to settle down in this new normal and have more or less (hopefully) figured out how to get what is needed, it’s starting to become clear that there are other necessities we’ve been craving—of which one is human contact. “Physical human contact is an emotional and physical need based on our biology and psychology,” says Jesse Kahn , the director at The Gender & Sexuality Therapy Center in New York City. “Touch can release oxytocin, reduce stress and calm our nervous system.”
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