Hugging someone is wonderful. There is really no other way to put it. It’s comfort. It’s a physical and psychological manifestation of comfort. Some will even argue it is the closest human beings can get. Interpersonally, physically, mentally. Aside to that, there are serious health benefits to huggin’ as well.
Although being the crazy conservative that I am and I usually never go to the Huffington post because of the flaming libtards. Although, they have some interesting posts. You can view the website.
But here are some cool things hugging someone does for you. When you hug someone, oxytocin (also known as “the cuddle hormone”) is released, making us feel all warm and fuzzy inside. The chemical has also been linked to social bonding. “Oxytocin is a neuropeptide, which basically promotes feelings of devotion, trust and bonding,”DePauw University psychologist Matt Hertenstein told NPR. “It really lays the biological foundation and structure for connecting to other people.
Another interesting thing when you hug someone is it lowers your blood pressure. I’ll let you read the article yourself because it is quite interesting.
For my interpersonal communication class at Regent, I wrote on touching and the effects of being touched. Because of the abuse, I was trying to figure out why it bothered me. (as if being abused for nine years wasn’t reason enough.)
I researched the good parts of hugging and touching and it was fascinating.
In recent years, a wave of studies has documented some incredibly emotional and physical health benefits that come from touch. This research is suggesting that touch is truly fundamental to human communication, bonding, and health. It is what we first learned when we were born. Touch, the bonding when a baby is on the mother’s chest, that bonding moment is profound. Touch is learned.
Now, hugging someone.
There are many different types of people. So for instance, I feel much differently about my mentor then I do about my crush. We are still hugging each other, cortisol and Oxytocin are still being released, but the person you are hugging can make all the difference.
Hence the title Hug Your Crush! Hugging your crush is absolutely amazing. It is nerve racking, nauseating and lovely all at once. Butterflies infiltrate your stomach and you feel like you might wanna throw up. You want to go hug that person that you want to make you feel safe! It’s incredible the health benefits to it. And it takes away anxiety, fears, and you’re only left with
holy crap he just hugged me!
This is all part of the amazing things! I love having those butterflies. I’ve gotten a big hug from my crush yesterday. And believe me, I’ll be hard pressed to forget that one!
Guys can be stupid, weird, psychotic and mostly big babies. But once in a while, you have that guy who arms are so warm and so safe that you literally never want to leave. The ones who’s arms that when you’re in them, you feel like nothing bad could ever happen to you. No matter what happened in your past, what’s going to happen?
Those are the ones you gotta hang on to. Because one day you’ll miss it. Those butterflies in your tummy; those awkward breathtaking feelings.
Here is the video accompaniment to Hug Your Crush.
There you have it, so go for it, ladies. Go hug that guy you like!