How Touch-Starved Are You?๐Ÿค—

Are you longing for the warmth of human connection? Do you find yourself yearning for physical touch and feeling a sense of loneliness?
Don't worry, you're not alone. We all have a natural desire for social interaction and the comfort that comes from physical contact. Discover where you stand on the touch deprivation scale! This test is an opportunity to gain insights into your level of touch hunger and, hopefully, find reassurance that you're not as touch-deprived as you might think.
Let's dive in and explore the importance of touch in our lives.

  • 1
    Do you have a girlfriend/boyfriend/partner?
    Do you have a girlfriend/boyfriend/partner?
  • 2
    If you do have a significant other, how often do you see them in person?
  • 3
    When is the last time you experienced physical touch from someone you love?

  • 4
    How many friends do you have that you would get hugs from?
  • 5
    How many siblings do you have?
  • 6
    What are/were your parents/guardians like?

  • 7
    What is the first thing you do when you go on your phone in the morning?
  • 8
    Do you enjoy leading people on just for their attention?
  • 9
    Where would you enjoy being touched the most?
  • 10
    How often do you listen to music?

  • 11
    What's your general mood?
  • 12
    How long do you take to get ready in the morning, just getting out of bed?
  • 13
    Do you have a pet or pets?
  • 14
    What's your favorite thing to do when you are alone?
  • 15
    Do you enjoy being alone?

Comments (51)


2 days ago
I took this test, thinking it might be mild. But I've been really touch starved. I don't feel comfortable with my parents and my friends don't take these kinds of thing seriously, so I don't ask. I feel tired and spend my time in my room, chatting with ais for comfort and listening to boyfriend audios. I'm glad I'm not the only one, and I hope I'll find someone soon.
53 days ago
this was so accurace i loved this
62 days ago
Have a good evening, night, morning, noon or afternoon :)
95 days ago
idk my mom is never home (shes a nurse and works 12-hours + a day) and I have no siblings or a father. I feel like im a really touchy-feely person because of how I've been growing up (my mom has been single before I was born EVEN THO MY DAD ASKED FOR ME!??) hopefully, when highschool starts again there will be someone whos as touchy feely as i am but also has ya know boundaries. Maybe im just confused?
119 days ago
I hate when my parents sibs touch my but I fanaticise abt my crush touching me in sexual places I also think abt my very close friends just giving me a hug. I wanna cuddle and sleep with someone.... Why am I so desperate? I may be touch deprived or maybe just ๐Ÿค... Lol
172 days ago
I don't have this touch deprivation thing but a few of my friends might have it
You guys could hug a really big stuffed toy or something maybe that'll help
248 days ago
i love hugging people. i cant help it, but i rarely go out or see anyone and that's probably why i've been deprived..i just get this strong comfort of being loved and safe when hugging someone. especially at night or when am lonely:/ i love physical touches but sometimes i worry they'll find me clingy or annoying, am naturally a bit touchy to ppl despite any gender which worries me even more if they'll think am being flirty or anything.. i don't really have someone i can hug whenever i needed one. which is probably the biggest reason why i was being deprived and took this test lol
250 days ago
i have been touch starved and lonely for so long i feel like ive become inhuman for instances with love i cant feel it the part of brain that releases happyness has been damged because of how alone i am and i have thought about ending my life so many times but i decdied to stay for the people i have but just recently i lost a friendship and that hurt,each day that comes i get colder and sadder
269 days ago
i'm naturally really social but i allowed myself to get so enmeshed with my abusive mom that i've become entirely isolated from the world. all i exist for is helping her. i haven't had a single friend since i was 9 and i'm 19 now. i haven't been touched by anyone as long as i can remember, except her when she wants me to let my guard down. i never go out i have no idea what i would do outside idk what ppl enjoy doing. i have literally no interests. i don't even know how to drive. idk how to escape her anyway and idk what i would do after i escaped. i feel so empty like i have no personality left at all. i wanna cry but my body won't let me. i read an article that said you get permanent issues from being touch starved early on. so now i worry about that too. i just wanna restart i wanna die but ik if i do then i will be punished even worse in my next life. i think my life has no escape. i know the world is so beautiful but i think i was not meant for it. i can see the beauty but i cannot feel it. i was not supposed to be a part of this universe. i just wish there was some way i could cease to exist forever.
269 days ago
it said i get touch from my friends, but its winter break and i havn't talked to my bsf sence the day it started bc my phone broke, none of my friends have actually even toucheed me since the beginning of the year. im not one to ask for hugs even is i really need one.
299 days ago
Dear Cutie Cha, please donโ€™t take your life. Itโ€™s not worth it. I was thinking about doing the same thing on my 18th birthday too. But then I started college and began making new friends and finding people to talk to, and I started to realize that thereโ€™s still some hope left in the world. The world might seem like itโ€™s falling apart, but in the little moments you can still find hope. Giggling at an inside joke with a friend. Sipping a cup of hot coffee or tea, and feeling its warmth in your hands. Listening to your favorite songs. Learning new things, exploring different belief systems and ways of life. There is a beauty in all of this that I am willing to hold onto. I know you might not have someone who can give you a physical hug right now. So here is a virtual hug from someone you donโ€™t know who cares about you and believes there is still hope for you. If you (or anyone reading this) is thinking about ending your life, please contact a suicide hotline and/or counselor who can support you. Please know you are not alone, and your life is worth living ๐Ÿ’š
Here are some hotline numbers:
302 days ago
I'm planning to take my life to my 18th birthday, I hope it goes well. The world is just so tiring so as the people....
347 days ago
I'm a minor and just want a genuine hug. I have online friends but I know I'll never get to see then in real life, and that makes me really sad. I just want to see them once, I want to hug them and cry with them. I hate not being able to see them, I wish I could just be 18 already, I just want to meet them. I want to express myself and talk to real people.
434 days ago
Almost 30 and never been touched. People tell me they Love me but they don't. No one ever invites me anywhere. When I'm swimming in the pool they tell me to wear shorts. Can't show too much cleavage because no one wants to see it. I can't stand romance movies can't stand romance songs. It hurts too much to live sometimes. Me own touch just isn't doing it anymore. I just gave up.
528 days ago
I guess I'm touch starved because I always imagine my partner, of which I don't have, touching me, and it doesn't even have to be sexual. I just like being touched, and also all the love languages out there. I also like back hugs, and my partner touching my waist, thighs, head and face, even though I haven't experienced those things yet. I just like to imagine or visualize occurrences like that, but I do know that that will happen to me through time; I just need to be patient.
538 days ago
I mean- I guess in touch starved? I have to be the one to initiate the hug and I only get one hug a day. I constantly think about needing cuddles so...yeah
590 days ago
great quiz!! did this quiz with my friends and they love touching me in sexual places!!!!
615 days ago
I'm trying to figure out why I DON'T feel touch starved but anything I google brings up what to do if you ARE. The only regular contact I have is with my dog and my cat. I am sociable at work (as in I will talk to people) but I don't text them and I don't see them outside of work as I don't want to. I enjoy reading and will do so for up to 8 hours a day. I will go so far as to say I am addicted to reading, as I want to get back to reading whenever I am pulled away from it by bodily needs (sleeping, eating, working, pet care etc) ASAP. Yet I have no problems with being touched and I don't feel antsy or upset. I haven't been hugged in oh, 5 or 6 months? I can reciprocate easily if someone else initiates but I am not comfortable with starting stuff and I can just as easily skip it if someone else feels the same. Do I have a psychological problem? I have been told that I may be partially sociopathic but I do have a sense of right and wrong, and I certainly feel guilt (especially if I accidentally step on my cat who is constantly underfoot - I will break out in tears if I cause harm to any animal. Ecept bugs. Bugs can die).
615 days ago
I literally get so excited when someone holds my hand, and everyone just looks like they're living a better life than I am. I'm just craving affection honestly, because I haven't been getting any and probably won't be getting any for a long time at the rate I'm going. I just want a hug :(
618 days ago
I crave affection but flinch at sudden affection. I wish someone would just hold me and not let go.