Intimacy. It’s a word with many meanings. Closeness. Sex. Touching. Community. Friendship. Long conversations with Journey playing in the background. (listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts)
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 draws on her years of research into the intersection of communication, human relationships, and technology and shows us how to actually use technology to help us all feel less lonely and more connected and loved, right now and in the decades of innovation to come.
Enjoy this podcast episode on your favorite platform and make sure to get Dr. Drouin’s new book,“OUT OF TOUCH: How to Survive an Intimacy Famine.”