There is a thread on here somewhere - in the games room I think - called "when did you last have sex". Seems a little funny I guess, but then I think about the last time another human touched me - in any way - and actually it isn't funny at all. I have read a number of studies on human touch. It is scientifically proven that deprivation of touch can genuinely harm infants. Everything I have read links lack of affectionate human touch even in adults to increased aggression, depression and physical health problems like high blood pressure and other stress related illnesses. Unfortunately my life is such that I have started measuring the time between affectionate physical contact from another human being in months. I was last touched affectionately by another human being (and by affectionately I am counting anything including and upward of a handshake or a touch on the arm - literally anything that isn't a nurse taking blood in fact) on the 13th December 2013. I don't want to know that. I don't want affectionate human touch to be so fucking rare in my life that I literally know the days and dates that it happened. But it is. And has been for over 4 years now. And it hurts. Not that bitching about it changes anything. Only myself to blame. Should just get a pet. Shut up Lu.