Without touch, we would cease to exist. A child is amazingly intuitive about the message behind the touch. A loving kiss, unwanted tickling, or an insincere hug can be the moments of contact a child experiences that can shape behavior and expectations for their adult life.
“But many otherwise caring, concerned families just don’t use touch to express love enough.” Writes Dr. Zoldbrod. “After a year of weekly touching and talking exercises, the woman finally began to feel pleasure in being touched.”
The complete article Boston Sex Therapist Dr. Zoldbrod wrote for the L.A. Times can be read by clicking here.