The benefits of a hug are more than just a friendly greeting, people hug to express their feelings from affection and joy and sadness. We can also call hugs the “love hormone” oxytocin but it also heals sickness, loneliness, depression, anxiety and stress.
The feeling of touch and a deep hug has these benefits:
A nurturing touch of a hug builds trust and a sense of safety;
Boost oxytocin levels to heal feelings of loneliness, isolation and anger.
Having a long hug increases oxytocin levels which gives you a feeling of happiness. It also can lead to intimacy between one another;
A hug can strengthen the immune system keeping us healthy. Plus it relaxes our muscles and can soothe our aches and pains.
So if you feel the need for a hug, I would be happy to hug you back as I do like a hug myself. Hugs are all part of my dates.
My friends recently came back from a trip to Lima, Peru where they visited the Larco Museum which houses ancient artifacts. But in a gallery segregated from the main gallery are 1500 year old year old erotic sexual pottery, pre-Columbian Moche pottery which depicts the Adean people’s explicit sexuality.
Spooning Erotic Pottery
They say it presents the physical act of sex as an affront to the Catholic faith. But the art also suited the Spanish need to define indigenous people as “carnal”, “lustful” and pagan” tribes which would declare war so that the Spanish could expand their territory. The pottery is not of traditional sex but men and women having anal sex, women performing oral sex on men and men masturbating.
Oral Erotic Sexual Pottery
Anal intercourse was accepted and practiced as a form of birth control.