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Researchers from the University of Oxford and Aalto studied social communication and concluded that it doesn’t hurt to be careful when it comes to physical contact with strangers.

the The telegraphAccording to an article published in British and Finnish Universities, researchers from British and Finnish universities asked more than 1,300 people from five different countries to color in areas of the human body where they deemed it acceptable to touch, whether it was familiar. or strange. A map of the answers emerged, which for the first time revealed where the parts of the body that could be touched were located depending on the relationships.

What can and cannot?

the the shape According to our partner’s entire body, it can be touched, but for women more than men. In the case of women, close relatives and family members can touch their arms at any time, they are welcome. In the case of strangers, women are already more reserved and less parts of their bodies are allowed to be touched than men. But according to the results of the investigation

Men generally like to be touched less than women do.

With regard to nationality, interesting results were obtained: Italians, who often blame, are not as fond of touching as, for example, Russians or Finns.

Giulia Soffelito, a researcher at Aalto University, highlighted:

Touch is an important tool for maintaining social contact. The tactile space map is closely related to the pleasure caused by touch.

According to the researchers’ conclusion, before jumping into a stranger’s neck, it is best to choose a handshake – if there are no dangerous viruses involved – as it is the most acceptable form of greeting.

This is the most common gesture and is also appropriate in social and professional situations. He never seems rude and intrusive, and usually no one feels uncomfortable with him

said etiquette expert Lucy Hume.

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