Question by  marty (49)

Why are humans ticklish?

I was just curious to why we are ticklish.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

The "tickle" response is a pleasure response to the sensation of being lightly and gently touched. Some researchers interpret it as a malfunction of the pressure sensory nerves. Other species are "ticklish" as well, but humans and apes are the only ones that laugh in response to the tickling sensation.


Answer by  MelindaS (1694)

Being ticklish basically has to do with your sensitivity in a certain area of the body. The more sensitive you are to touch, the more ticklish you are.


Answer by  spoiledtraveler1 (106)

That is a really interesting question! I think one is ticklish because of the sensation of the scratching over highly sensitive nerve endings. This results in a chain reaction sensation through out the entire body causing ticklishness.

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