Tickle Facts

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Tickling is an act of evoking involuntary laughter by touching a part of the body.rnSome parts of the body are more ticklish than the others, the reason for which is still unknown. When used in sexual fetishism, the act of tickling is called as “tickle torture”. Research by Dr Sarah-Jayne Blakemore of the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience in London found that robotic arms used to tickle people are just as effective as human arms. Men and women are just as “ticklish”. But a few studies suggest that, men may be slightly more ticklish than women. Research headed by Dr M Blagrove from the University of Wales in Swansea shows that the normal tickling response may be absent in those with schizophrenia. Tickling was used as a torture by the ancient Romans. The most surprising feature that can be experimented personally is that if one tickles oneself, there is no such stimulation or laughter.rn

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  1. I can tickle myself. (I’ll laugh too). And I find it weird that girls are less ticklish than guys. I find that false.

  2. vikithegreat wrote: #

    Tina wrote: #
    I can tickle myself. (I’ll laugh too). And I find it weird that girls are less ticklish than guys. I find that false.

    I too think that girls are more ticklish than boys.

    I think it’s because all lot of the time girls are exaggerating or even faking it for attention. We’re sly creatures 😉

  3. I don’t think boys are more ticklish than girls. Have you ever tried to tickle guys? Most often, none of them even budge.. and if they do, it’s only in one particular spot. Girls are definitely more ticklish than boys.

  4. I have several friends (who are guys) who are very ticklish. They’ll squirm in mad laughter even if I hardly touch them! I think the most common reason guys try and hide that they’re ticklish is because it shows weakness.(?) Lol. I think its adorable tho so I tickle them until girly little shreiks and giggles erupt. 🙂 they know I’m rly ticklish too so they usually can get their revenge. But I like it… lol 🙂 Also, contrary to the popular belief, they are not only ticklish in one place. 🙂

    • I looove tickling my friends, but especially the boys, because they really do try so hard not to react! I think you’re right, it’s totally because they don’t want to reveal their adorable weakness. The best is when you get to wear away their desperate resistance slooowly and patiently, and really savor watching them crumble into squirming, helpless giggle-jelly under your fingertips!! 😁😝

      I’ve found tickling the soles and toes gets the cutest girly squeaks and giggles out of them as long as you can keep them from getting free or kicking you! It really helps to double or better yet triple team a boy with your girlfriends, because then they don’t stand a chance!! 😁

      It’s so much fun to feel them struggle with all their might to hold in their laughter, and just keep on tickling light enough to keep them *so close* to losing it but just *barely* managing to hang on!! 😄😂 I find that’s when they make the absolute cutest squeaks and gasps and grunts, and you can feel them getting weaker and weaker every moment. That’s when you have to say things like “aww, this isn’t tickling you, is it?”

      Because you KNOW they think they can just barely hold out, but they don’t know you’ve really been taking it EASY on them! YOU know that by tickling just a little harder you can totally break them at any moment and force their laughter (and usually girlish squeals too by this point) to come pouring out–and they couldn’t possibly help it!! 😂😂 Tickling boys rules!!

  5. my bf is EXTREMLY ticklish!! seriously – but I recently overheard him pretend to his friends that he isnt – maybe I should just email every1 he knows to tell them all the truth

    his worst spots are his tummy and his soles

  6. Shadow wrote:
    i’m more ticklish then about 98% of my friends, literly my whole body is ticklish if you touch it the right way. my boyfriend found: my arms, legs, stomach, back, head, face, feet, under my arms, my ass (strange i know), my hands, my lips, fingers, nose, ear, neck, chest, shoulders, sides, and maybe more, to be ticklish.

    BTW: i’m a girl, forgot to say that.

  7. i’m more ticklish then about 98% of my friends, literly my whole body is ticklish if you touch it the right way. my boyfriend found: my arms, legs, stomach, back, head, face, feet, under my arms, my ass (strange i know), my hands, my lips, fingers, nose, ear, neck, chest, shoulders, sides, and maybe more, to be ticklish.

  8. Bhatnagar provides the foiolwlng quote from the Ramayana: Rama was born on the Navami tithi of Shukla Paksha of Chaitra masa (9th day of the increasing phase of the moon in the lunar month of Chaitra). At that time, the nakshatra was Punarvasu, and Sun, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter and Venus were in Aries, Capricorn, Libra, Cancer and Pisces respectively. Lagna was Cancer and Jupiter & Moon were shining together. Ramayana 1.18.8,9The conditions can be summarized as follows, according to Bhatnagar:1. Sun in Aries2. Saturn in Libra3. Jupiter in Cancer4. Venus in Pisces5. Mars in Capricorn6. Lunar month of Chaitra7. 9th day after New Moon (Navami Tithi, Shukla Paksh)8. Moon near Punarvasu Nakshatra (Pollux star in Gemini constellation)9. Cancer as Lagna (Cancer constellation rising in the east)10. Jupiter above the horizonAccording to the Planetarium software, it provides the foiolwlng date: Sri Rama Navami 10th January 5114 BCE Birth Day of Rama, Observation at 12.30 p.m.Bhatnagar continues: By using a powerful planetarium software, I found that the planetary positions mentioned in Ramayana for the date of birth of Lord Ram had occurred in the sky at around 12.30 p.m. of 10th January 5114 BC. It was the ninth day of the Shukla Paksh of Chaitra month too. Moving forward, after 25 years of the birth of Lord Ram, the position of planets in the sky tallies with their description in Ramayana. Again, on the amavasya (new moon) of the 10th month of the 13th year of exile the solar eclipse had indeed occurred and the particular arrangement of planets in the sky was visible. ( Date comes to 7th October, 5077 BC). Even the occurrence of subsequent two eclipses also tally with the respective description in Valmiki Ramayana. (Date of Hanumans meeting Sita at Lanka was 12th September, 5076 BC). In this manner the entire sequence of the planetary positions gets verified and all the dates can be precisely determined.

  9. I am really ticklish, but I only know that from people trying ing to to tickle me. I am afraid to tickle people and to be tickled. Is that weird?

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