dealing with touch deprivation healthily

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pattern1991
pattern1991 Community member Posts: 38 Contributor
any tips for dealing with toup deprivation in a safe way irrespective of the pandemic i 

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  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,649 Championing
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    Hello @pattern1991

    Sorry to hear you are struggling with touch deprevation at the minute, I think many of us will be able to empathise with that after the past 18 months or so. 

    Do you have any friends or family members that you see regularly? Giving and receiving hugs is allowed now under the current restrictions and nothing quite beats a good hug does it? I'm sure we're all sending you virtual ones :) 
  • pattern1991
    pattern1991 Community member Posts: 38 Contributor
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    thanks ross i get what you are saying i think mope people are scared to hurt me 
  • pattern1991
    pattern1991 Community member Posts: 38 Contributor
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    thank roos and i get whay you are saing but most people besides myparents are scared of hurting me  
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Championing
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    Have you spoken to your other loved ones about how they could touch you without hurting you @pattern1991? It might be a case of explaining what positions work best for you, or where they should/shouldn't touch you? 
  • pattern1991
    pattern1991 Community member Posts: 38 Contributor
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    i know your right but doing it for evone i want to hug feels exhausting lol
  • pattern1991
    pattern1991 Community member Posts: 38 Contributor
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    and i worry about killin the mood