"I think it makes us uncomfortable to admit our interdependence. No one ever says to single people “it may be worth being single for a while, but it is going to be a challenge going without physical affection.” But, I’d say that. People condescendingly deride people who are “afraid to be alone,” but in our society, some of our needs are only allowed to be met by a romantic partner, and I’m not talking about sex. Casual sex is totally fine in my social circles. I’m talking about affectionate touch. And, it is completely reasonable to be afraid of not getting that.
Touch matters so much. Why do we keep acting like it doesn’t?"