Mark Greene, ‘How a Lack of Touch is Destroying Men’,, UPLIFT (January 28th, 2017).

Touch isolation

We walk in the vast crowds of our cities alone in a desert of disconnection. Starving for physical connection. (…) The result is touch isolation. (…) We’re working so hard to be seen as sexually neutral that we take no joy in (…) moments of physical connection. (…) We know the value of touch, even as we do everything we can to shield ourselves from it. (…) If men could diffuse their need for physical connection across a much wider set of platonic relationships, it would do wonders for our sense of connection in the world. (…) Touch is life.