Why is the area on the sides of our stomachs, below are ribs but above our waist sensitive

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Serious, I hate being touched their it hurts and I know others are the same, just unsure on the reason why that one area is sensitive

In: Biology

There’s lots of important stuff tucked away behind the skin in that area – kidneys, intestines, etc. It’s protected by little more than some skin and muscle, so having an aversion to being touched there is a pretty good way to ensure that we instinctively protect that area when facing danger.