Why do hugs feel so good?

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  1. Gypsy Scribe profile image89
    Gypsy Scribeposted 5 years ago

    Why do hugs feel so good?

    I know it's an emotional thing that makes us feel safe, comforted and loved, but is there a possible scientific explanation?

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  2. peachpurple profile image82
    peachpurpleposted 5 years ago

    i don't know about scientific but hugs from kids and parents are the warmest. I love the way my kids squeeze me tight when they hug. That is REAL hug

  3. Gypsy Scribe profile image89
    Gypsy Scribeposted 5 years ago

    Oh, me too! My 11 yr old stepdaughter clings to me like she'll never see me again. It's the best feeling ever! Completely unexpressible with words.

  4. DDE profile image26
    DDEposted 5 years ago

    Hugs makes one feel good because  of the secured emotions humans feel the need to have from those great hugs like  letting the other know you are there and it makes one feel relieved with great sighs to know when yo feel at your worst a hug can take away that bad moment. The closeness of another makes one   feel relaxed.

    1. Gypsy Scribe profile image89
      Gypsy Scribeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, DDE! I can definitely agree with you on this. I know, myself, when all the world seems to be against me the only place I feel safe and content is in my fiance's arms.

  5. Anti-Valentine profile image94
    Anti-Valentineposted 5 years ago

    They feel good because of the chemical release in the brain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_intimacy

    1. Gypsy Scribe profile image89
      Gypsy Scribeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hello, Anti-Valentine,
      I believe you're referring to endorphins. Didn't think of it that way. I like the name, btw.

  6. manatita44 profile image83
    manatita44posted 4 years ago

    Well, in summer, the Sun makes us feel good also, and for some, ice cream or chocolate does the trick.
    Your natural state is a happy and blissful one, and the whole of your earthy sojourn is to re-discover this basic Truth. And so we search through alcohol, jobs, family, friends, nice cars ...and eventually either walk away from them or accept with resignation.
    Hugging makes us feel good and in an unconscious way, reminds us of our true Source which is Happiness. The better question is to ask yourself what's going on inside at such times, and trace its source.

    1. Gypsy Scribe profile image89
      Gypsy Scribeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I have to agree with you. I consider myself as a student of life. My personal goal, once I am able to get back on my feet financially, is to live my life as as closely to nature as I can; with a few modern luxuries, of course. I know what ya mean.

    2. manatita44 profile image83
      manatita44posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      With gratitude for 'Best answer.' My happiness lies in the fact that you are a discerning Soul.   Also, here's a link to my book:http://www.amazon.co.uk/My-Guru-Sri-Chinmoy-Teachings/dp/9937623049.

  7. Penny G profile image68
    Penny Gposted 4 years ago

    All people need human touch. THat is why solitary confinement eats away at the prison population.

    1. Gypsy Scribe profile image89
      Gypsy Scribeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      True. But I'm perfectly happy alone. I think if I was in prison, solitary confinement would be right up my alley! They'd be doing me favor sticking me in there. tongue

    2. Penny G profile image68
      Penny Gposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I have worked in a prison for 17 years, history proves differently. It's great for awhile but being caged for years at a time in a place the size of a closest can destroy a human.I do not speak of where i work but of a family member incarcerated

    3. Gypsy Scribe profile image89
      Gypsy Scribeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I'm sorry and I understand. However, I'm not exactly normal when it comes to being alone tho. I prefer it! And I promise you, for me, it would be better than to be put in with the general population. But I know what you mean.

 
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