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Why does it feel different when someone else touches you than when you touch yourself? Does it touch different nerves or something?

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Why does it feel different when someone else touches you than when you touch yourself? Does it touch different nerves or something?[/quote']

 

I don't know, but I suspect it's similar to feedback. Your brain is receiving a message both from the end of your finger and the part of the body that is being touched.

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Try this. Have someone hold your hand and touch you with your own hand. Conversely, grab someone's hand and touch yourself with his/her hand. Do they feel different? Are the feelings closer to you touching yourself or someone else touching you?

 

I agree with Coquina's feedback theory, with the addition that KNOWING what to expect, or the control aspect when touching yourself has something to do with it as well.

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