I apologize I didn’t see your comment until today. I have thought about touch deprivation a lot as we’ve journeyed through this pandemic. I think what you mentioned about non-genital touch during masturbation is a really interesting and important topic.
Touch certainly is powerful. This is a rather personal question, but have you ever tried massage therapy when you feel touch-depleted? I hate knowing you’re depriving yourself — but I also understand it because I’ve got plenty of unhealthy coping mechanisms myself.
Sending you a virtual hug — Bradlee