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Skinship is a term used to refer to physical intimacy in Korean and Japanese fandoms. It means "Skin+relationship. It seems to denote a situation where the people are close enough to have skin-to-skin contact. And definitely not in a platonic sense." [1]

While the term apparently originated as a means of describing closeness between mother and child, [2] most fans have anything but maternal sentiments in mind when talking about skinship.

Example fanworks


  1. ^ skinship! (Accessed May 1, 2010)
  2. ^ Physical intimacy at Wikipedia (Accessed May 1, 2010)