In Japan and South Korea, the term "skinship" (Japanese: sukinshippu (スキンシップ); Korean: 스킨십) is used to describe the intimacy, or closeness, between a mother and a child. Today, the word is generally used for bonding through physical contact, such as holding hands, hugging, or parents washing their child at a bath. (wikipedia)
Skinship n. Feelings of relatedness and affection between two people, particularly a mother and a child, caused by hugging, touching, and other forms of physical contact. (wordspy)
Further, the theory that physical intimacy leads to emotional intimacy.
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