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    Touch Stances are interaction stance terms describing an individual’s feelings towards sensual interaction. This can include feelings towards touch, towards other sensual activities, or towards sensual interaction as a concept. These terms are commonly used by asensual spectrum individuals, but are not exclusive to this community or sensual orientation.

    Commonly used sensual stances include the following:

    • Touch-Favorable - One feels favorable towards or enjoys sensual interaction.
    • Touch-Indifferent - One has no strong feelings regarding sensual interaction.
    • Touch-Repulsed - One feels repulsed by sensual interaction.
    • Touch-Averse - One feels repulsed by the idea of personally engaging in sensual interaction.
    • Touch-Ambivalent - One has mixed or complicated feelings regarding sensual interaction.
    • Touch-Oscillating - One’s feelings towards sensual interaction change or fluctuate over time.
    • Touch-Drained - One feels repulsed by sensual interaction due to trauma or exhaustion.

    The sexual interaction equivalent is sex stances. The romantic interaction equivalent is romance stances. The platonic interaction equivalent is friendship stances. The orgasmic activity equivalent is orgasm stances.

    History

    This concept has existed within the asensual community with no clear first coining for many years. The term was recoined for the purpose of providing a concrete source by AnonymousHermitCrab on the subreddit r/asexuality on April 27th, 2022.[1]

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