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This article concerns physical and human touch. For other meanings, see Touch (disambiguation).

Touching is having or getting a zero distance; in geometry it refers especially to a tangent line or curve (cf. collision). This term can be used to describe interaction between any physical objects. In medicine, the colloquial term "touch" is usually replaced with somatic senses, to better reflect the variety of mechanisms involved. Touch has several different meanings: Touch is physical contact, and a biological sense. ... The distance between two points is the length of a straight line segment between them. ... This article is about the mathematical concept of tangent. For other meanings, see tangent (disambiguation). ... // Physical collision Dynamics Deflection happens when an object hits a plane surface In physics, collision means the action of bodies striking or coming together (touching). ... In medicine, the colloquial term touch is usually replaced with somatic senses, to better reflect the variety of mechanisms involved. ...


Holding or moving something is usually done by touching (exceptions include blowing or using a magnet or engine), but this is sometimes done indirectly (e.g., with pliers). Magnetic field lines of a bar magnet shown by iron filings on paper A magnet is an object that has a magnetic field. ... An engine is something that produces some effect from a given input. ... Needle nose pliers Pliers are hand tools primarily for gripping that use leverage There are numerous different jaw configurations to grip, turn, pull, or crimp a variety of things. ...


Touching another person is a form of physical intimacy and plays an important role in human sexual behavior. Similarly, touching oneself can be autoerotic; special is the dual feeling of a single skin contact. Touching is also integral in physical abuse (striking, pushing, pulling, pinching, kicking, strangling, etc.) and hand-to-hand fighting.In a sentence like "I never touched him/her" and "Don't you dare to touch him/her" the term touch may be meant as euphemism for either physical abuse or sexual touching. Touching is a form of nonverbal communication. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article is about sex acts and practices (i. ... Autoeroticism is the practice of fulfilling ones own sexual needs without a partner. ... Physical abuse is abuse involving contact intended to cause pain, injury, or other physical suffering or harm. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Asphyxia is a condition of severely deficient supply of oxygen to the body. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A euphemism is an expression intended by the speaker to be less offensive, disturbing, or troubling to the listener than the word or phrase it replaces, or in the case of doublespeak to make it less troublesome for the speaker. ... Communication is the process of exchanging information, usually via a common protocol. ...


In Thailand touching someone's head is taboo.


Human babies have been observed to have enormous difficulty surviving if they do not possess a sense of touch, even if they retain sight and hearing. Babies who can perceive through touch, even without sight and hearing, fare much better. Touch can be considered a basic sense in that nearly all life forms have a response to being touched, while only a subset have sight and hearing.


One can also be emotionally touched. In this metaphorical sense it refers to some action or object that has evoked a sad or joyful emotion. For example, to say "I was touched by your letter" would not imply the reader were angered by it, but that he or she felt joy or sadness when reading it. Emotion, in its most general definition, is a neural impulse that moves an organism to action, prompting automatic reactive behavior that has been adapted through evolution as a survival mechanism to meet a survival need. ...


See also: body contact (dance), frotteurism, groping, grappling, haptic, massage, mosh, sexual harassment, tickling. Body contact is a style of closed position in partner dancing. ... In psychiatry, the clinical term frotteurism (sometimes called frottage) refers to a specific sexual disorder. ... Groping, when used in a sexual form, is touching another person in an aggressively sexual way. ... Grappling refers to the gripping, handling and controlling of an opponent without the use of striking. ... Haptic From the Greek Hapthai, means pertaining to the sense of touch. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article is about the type of dance. ... Sexual harassment is harassment of a sexual nature, typically in the workplace or other setting where raising objections or refusing may have negative consequences. ... Tickling is the act of touching a part of the body lightly so as to cause involuntary laughter or twitching movements. ...


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I needed so much/ To have nothing to touch/ I've always been greedy that way.. -Leonard Cohen, from The Night Comes On (1984) Leonard Norman Cohen, CC (born September 21, 1934 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian poet, novelist, and singer-songwriter. ...


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Touch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (357 words)
Touching another person is a form of physical intimacy and plays an important role in human sexual behavior.
Touching is also integral in physical abuse (striking, pushing, pulling, pinching, kicking, strangling, etc.) and hand-to-hand fighting.In a sentence like "I never touched him/her" and "Don't you dare to touch him/her" the term touch may be meant as euphemism for either physical abuse or sexual touching.
Touch can be considered a basic sense in that nearly all life forms have a response to being touched, while only a subset have sight and hearing.
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Touch is infrequent and usually consists of a slight tap on a woman's shoulder.
If seeing is believing, touching is knowing-- i.e., knowing "for sure." Touch cues are used worldwide to show emotion in settings of childcare, comforting, and courtship, and to establish personal rapport.
Adult female rats who receive frequent touch cues (e.g., licking, nuzzling, and grooming) as pups show heightened sensitivity to the hormone estrogen, and touch their own offspring more than do rats who were touched infrequently as pups.
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