Has anyone else found yourself craving the touch (either sexual or non-sexual) of your spouse more the longer we go without social contact?
I come from a bunch of huggers and can’t imagine what church will be like when we go back for the first time Sunday. We will be having an outdoor service, with distancing in effect, and have been advised to still keep apart. Previously on a normal Sunday I would hug at least 40% of the people in the congregation. We’re just like that. It’s the same with family and friends. I have noticed whenever I refrain from hugging someone (on the rare occasion I actually see someone, that is) I feel a sense of loss, and I find myself more frequently longing for DH to simply hold me and be in contact with my body.
For me, it does a lot just to see people again. I am not a huggy person, but I do like to visit one on one, with friends. Its a bit odd not to shake hands. I guess thats more our culture than hugging is. You know, like with a business person or someone else not so close to you.
YES! I do crave the touch of my spouse, both sexually and non-sexually. Regarding hugs and handshakes at church, I am sure that eventually these activities will return in some circles but may cause hard feelings by those who wish to impose a hug or handshake on those who are Are not receptive and are concerned for health reasons.
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YES! I do crave the touch of my spouse, both sexually and non-sexually. During dry spells in our time together, I find myself craving her even more.
Regarding hugs and handshakes at church, I am sure that eventually these activities will return in some circles but may cause hard feelings by those who wish to impose a hug or handshake on those who are are not receptive and are concerned for health reasons.
We are a hugging church, too, men and women alike. It will be a bit awkward at first not having some kind of physical contact like a hug or handshake. I’m guessing over time, at least for our church, that practice will resume as people become more comfortable being out with others. The question is, who will break the ice?
On the other hand, at first there was some intentional distancing by wife for kissing for about 5 weeks with the exception of on the cheek. With her job being around at risk people daily she didn’t want to potentially pass something on if she had been exposed. A few weeks ago that went out the proverbial window. We still continued to touch and fondle as normal though. Hard to have hands free sex even in a pandemic.
No, neither of us have found ourselves craving touch in the COVID-19 era. With friends/extended family/church members we aren’t really touch/feely. In all honesty, neither of us really understand why people are getting all out of sorts with this.
Please note that’s coming from a guy whose #2 love language is physical touch, and it’s in a virtual tie with #1. However, I only desire that love language from my wife and children, not others.
I didn’t grow up with friends or family giving hugs on a regular basis. It was reserved for funerals or grandparents that lived far away. It may have been different in other parts of the country, but when I was in HS and college, girls didn’t hug each other. Maybe if we hadn’t seen each other all summer, but nothing like men and women do now every time they see each other.
So, no I don’t miss it or crave it. I’m hugging my spouse the same amount as I always do,