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nailpolishfanatic's avatar

I think it has something to do with our veins LOL

Dutchess_III's avatar

No..it has something to do with the nerve endings. Skin to skin contact is always nice.

creative1's avatar

@Dutchess_III is right, it also has to do with not having regular touching and skin to skin contact. Try running your nails lightly up and down the inside your arm its quite a good feeling for the same reason, the other side gets touched all the time so its not as sensive.

abysmalbeauty's avatar

The act of scratching your skin (the way you would to relieve an itch- not like when you get hurt) produces a brain reaction that is pleasing for a couple of reasons. It reduces activities in the brain such as thinking of difficult or painful experiences while increasing activity in the brain linked to touch, pleasure and obsessive behaviors….

Dutchess_III's avatar

In the late 80’s I had a kid in my daycare who I think was autistic. I was really, really able to reach him by scratching his back. He started talking more, and acting a little less odd….

Schroedes13's avatar

I’m not so much worried as to why it works, just that it feels awesome. Sometimes, I scratch my back on a doorframe just so I can feel like Baloo from The Jungle Book.

stardust's avatar

I love having my back scratched, as do my little niece and nephew. It’s cute, but tiresome.

Dutchess_III's avatar

My old, old gramma used to do that @Schroedes13. She was from the old country and she would drink her “red medicine” (some sort of liquor) and rub her back on a door frame and sing songs in Dutch and her her support stockings sagged down around her ankles. Do you drink your red medicine and sing songs in Dutch when you’re rubbing on the door frame @Schroedes13? Heh! Pokin’ the new guy! Glad to see you still around!

Schroedes13's avatar

@Dutchess_III I don’t drink any red liquid and the only dutch I know is duke (sp?) for a wash cloth.

It is actually one of my favourite parts about having a girlfriend. Nightly back scratches are by far the best!

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I would guess it’s because it’s not so easy to do, like scratching your thigh or your shoulder. It is definitely one of the most awesome feelings in the world, though. I would guess that anyone willing to scratch my back is probably automatically placed in the “friend for life” category.

Schroedes13's avatar

@ANef_is_Enuf
That is very true.

Tay122's avatar

@Dutchess_III
thats what she said
(ever since i asked a Q about thats what she said, i cant stop using it)

roundsquare's avatar

Anyone want to give me a back scratch? Or is that weird…

Schroedes13's avatar

@roundsquare usually, I like to know a person pretty intimately for a few months before I give out back scratches. I wouldn’t want to be known as a back scratch floozy.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

@roundsquare I don’t care if you think I’m a floozy, I’ll scratch your back.

Schroedes13's avatar

@ANef_is_Enuf I knew it from the first time I looked at you. I said to myself, “That lady is a back scratch floozy….”

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Haha. Great, I have a reputation.

Schroedes13's avatar

@ANef_is_Enuf not a reputation, just a look! :P

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I think that might be worse. lol.

Schroedes13's avatar

….............back scratches are awesome…..don’t know why! I just don’t want to get modded for off answer statements!

And it could be better or worse, guess we’ll never know for sure!

roundsquare's avatar

@ANef_is_Enuf Thanks! I bet your back scratches are better than @Schroedes13‘s anyway. Don’t worry, I’ll defend your reputation against anyone who calls you a BSF.

Schroedes13's avatar

ouch! Back scratch blocked again! lol

Brian1946's avatar

One reason might be that because the back is less immediately scratched, the itch has longer to build intensity, so when it finally does get scratched, the relief is more intense, and therefore more pleasurable

ucme's avatar

I got a better feeling, cleaning out your ears. Nowt like a good old poke around in there, you know when a dog kind of lets out a groan of pleasure when it scratches it’s ear? That’s me!

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Anyone want to clean out my ears? Or would that be weird? ;)

Schroedes13's avatar

no thanks! I’ll hand ya a Q-tip if you want?

ucme's avatar

Oh no. I find the self service method to be more efficient/pleasurable.

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