As we approach the one-year anniversary of the world going into lockdown, join Life Science Centre for a virtual Science Speakeasy debate at 8.00pm on 11 March on the physical and emotional effects of going so long with limited or no human touch.
In Sexless and the City: what's the damage of being denied human touch? we'll be debating the importance of skin-to-skin contact – everything from a simple handshake to sexual intercourse.
At Science Speakeasy, nothing is taboo and the discussion will be steered by the audience's questions, but here's some juicy topics that may be covered:
● Is being denied physical contact and intimacy an infringement of our human rights?
● Without the easy reassurance of a hug, are we getting better at communicating our feelings?
● What are the physical responses in the body to human touch?
● Are there any replacements for human touch that fill the gaps left by the pandemic?