Hello, my name is Reagan Ramm, and I don’t hug girls.
I know, I know. I’m a terrible person. You see, this because I a morbid and irrational fear of touches or being touched. I am a socially awkward and damaged person who needs help getting over the trauma of my past to be able to touch and be touched again…
Umm…no. Not exactly.
Contrary to what some believe, I do not refrain from hugging the opposite sex because I have Aphenphosmphobia, or because I am a cold-hearted person. Within some Christian circles, physical touch is very common. I, and many others like me, are not so comfortable with this, and here are a few healthy reasons why.