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Life in the womb, especially in the last stage, is in cramped quarters. This explains why most babies like to be wrapped in a blanket because doing so attempts to mimic their familiarity in the womb. This can, at least somewhat, explain why many of us feel safe or are comforted by a hug. Although our conscious does not remember the experiences in the womb, the rest of us has kept these experiences perhaps forever, amirite?

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I said many people because I know claustrophobic people would hate cramped quarters

plus, that phobia is more of a cognitive problem
than a physical one

fuzalas avatar fuzala Yeah You Are +3Reply
@fuzala I said many people because I know claustrophobic people would hate cramped quarters plus, that phobia is more of a...

There's also this thing with animals we eat

getting killed is a pretty stressful event
so they've started to harness the cows (feels like a hug) to relieve some of that tension
which works wonders

fuzalas avatar fuzala Yeah You Are +3Reply

I remember swaddling our babies to keep them calm. Some people seek the fetal position when stressed and many sleep in that position.

VicZincs avatar VicZinc Yeah You Are +3Reply

I completely forget most about it, but I remember hearing about how pressure, like fom a hug, does something to the brain to have a calming effect. That's why when people are upset you hug them. And it works well for some people with autism when they're having a meltdown, though that one can be somewhat dangerous at times.

@ItsATrap I completely forget most about it, but I remember hearing about how pressure, like fom a hug, does something to the...

When my brother-in-law was younger and someone tried to hug him, I'm told he would make a high-pitched scream. He seems okay when his family hugs him now.

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@OhEmGee_Muffin When my brother-in-law was younger and someone tried to hug him, I'm told he would make a high-pitched scream. He...

I screamed too, and hit, so my dad or someone else came up with an alternate way to hug me. Mostly the hitting was with my sister.

@OhEmGee_Muffin When my brother-in-law was younger and someone tried to hug him, I'm told he would make a high-pitched scream. He...

My son used to do that. His was a sensory overload issue. Occupational Therapy helped a lot.

VicZincs avatar VicZinc Yeah You Are +1Reply

This is really interesting. I never really had a happy home life and I'm not close with my parents. Maybe that might explain why I don't really like hugs; perhaps I don't associate maternity and childhood with comfort and love.

Nah, we all just want to fuck our mothers.

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