I spent years wondering why I was so drawn to tickling. What else in life can be so intense and pleasurable, yet torturous at the same time? Over the years, I was relieved to find out I was not alone, and that the erotic tickling industry is growing at an incredible rate. Yet, so many people remain staunchly opposed to being tickled. It’s high time we understood the incredible effects tickling, whether erotic or playful, has on the body and mind.