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The Mitch Jackson Show


Feb 10, 2022

Intimacy. It’s a word with many meanings. Closeness. Sex. Touching. Community. Friendship. Long conversations with Journey playing in the background.

Regardless of connotation, for millions of people around the world, everyday existence lacks intimacy. Why? According to behavioral scientist Dr. Michelle Drouin, human touch is increasingly being supplanted by technology-facilitated interactions, dopamine is replacing oxytocin, and humans are left wanting for deep and real connection. We’ve entered what Dr. Drouin terms an “intimacy famine.”

So what can we do? How can we all move forward and find more intimacy in our relationships and lives?

Dr. Drouin answers these questions and more, in her new book, "Out of Touch: How to Survive an Intimacy Famine" and we discuss specific highlights in today's podcast episode. Enjoy!