The human tendency is to touch us less and less.
The phenomenon is within the category disgust, loathing, unpleasant feeling caused by something or someone. Basically it is a kind of diffuse fear. Maybe phobia.
The study of the accepted distance between people in different cultures it is called proxemics.
No matter the body just below, is also taken into account the form of eye contact, speech volume, the lexicon used.
Maybe now more than half a century that doctors do not use their hands to explore the patient's body.
In the 1970s, popularized the use of televisions, summoning us to look at them individually, doing silence those who would interject some comment.
In 1980 we added another form of distancing. The HIV virus, which causes AIDS, can be controlled using a condom. For many it is uncomfortable, but in fact, for health reasons, he had to distance ourselves interposing an insulator in our intimate relationships.
Arguably, in the 1990s began to exponentially grow the use of cell phones, through which all talk and talk, do not know what, almost continuously, but, yes: physical distance, reinforcing the tendency to touch us ever less.
Although Louis Brown, the first test-tube baby, was born on June 25, 1978, only in the 2000s we face the realistic possibility of dispensing with penises to impregnate women when they wish to become mothers.
Gynecologists experts, provided all types of insulators patient (gloves, instruments, tapaboca) to be fertilized in ever greater numbers, prefer to avoid the drawbacks of bodily linked with a stallion.
More sophisticated electronic games run from verbal commands. It began the era in which we avoid touching anything that may have touched the person in charge of the cleaning.
As I said: The human tendency is to touch each other less and less.
Note: Original in Spanish (without translation by Google):Cada vez vez nos tocamos menos.
(Este es el Artículo Nº 2.143)