So, I often get headaches, sometimes they cause me to throw up from the pain, and have other ailments (nothing crazy – just the occasional back ache and soreness/cramps like everyone) but when my boyfriend puts his hand on my forehead or the back of my neck, or my stomach when I’m cramping, I literally do not feel any pain anymore. I looked it up and nothing I found really put anything into black and white, but some sites said that a lover’s touch releases dopamine, so this could be it. But it is physically and drastically pain relieving, from the moment of contact. He asks me to put my hand on his forehead when his head hurts and his back when it hurts too and we’ve talked about this before and he says he experiences the same thing. I’m wondering if anyone else experiences this with anyone in their lives, their SO, their mom, their best friend, who ever, because it could have the same effect. Either way, I think it’s cool – hoping to hear your thoughts!