Affectionate body language like hugging can say far more than words ever can, and in fact most of what we communicate comes from signals that aren’t verbal.For couples, hugging helps bridge the gap between what happens in the bedroom and what happens in your day-to-day life. It keeps that all-important intimacy when you’re not making love. Stop hugging and you might lose that special intimacy and forget how good it can make you feel. Cuddles and affection are incredibly important to your relationship. They make you feel emotionally connected to each other – and when we’re under so much stress in our daily lives that’s really important.Also when you have physical contact through cuddles your body produces the love and well-being hormone Oxytocin. Oxytocin makes you feel good around your partner and that feel-good effect is carried with you after physical contact. Here is a video that talks a little more about the different types of hugs, and the meaning behind it!