....the emotional connections, such as they are, faux or otherwise. I love the little escape for a time from this vale of tears (aka as "life"). Before I discovered the hobby, the best I could do was a shampoo from my hair stylist, and a few minutes of tactile ecstasy. So, the skin-to-skin connections--most often, for me, via mutual massage--make life just a little bit easier. Thanks to those I've seen...and to all who make this possible!