What a strange little monster sexual connections are, both fleeting and shapeshifting.
There are many different types of connections people form in their lives; there are the connections you make with a good friend, siblings, a brother in arms. However, the most siliceous and sometimes taboo are the sexual connections.
We hunger for deep connections, just like we hunger for food. When you go without food for too long, our bodies experiance physical death. The same thing happens when we go without human connection for too long. We experience a different type of death, an internal one that disconnects us from the collective psyche, creating emotional zombies. These emotional zombies operate amongst us, with no connections to us.
Touch is essential for adults to thrive. Infact, infants who do not recieve enough human interaction despite having their basic needs met, can become mentally retarded or die.
(1) "Keltner says, "In recent years, a wave of studies has documented some incredible emotional and physical health benefits that come from touch. This research is suggesting that touch is truly fundamental to human communication, bonding, and health."
Who doesn't want to find deep connections with other people? In the shadow of lonilness there is a bone-aching coldness
that only human connection can thaw. Like a flower in perpetual shade without the sun, it is impossible to bloom.