Romance writers write about characters falling in love. Since lovers make--and break--love, we have to describe how they touch, and how it feels to be touched. Verbs are better than adverbs, so I've started a list:
Lovemaking touch verbs are caress, fondle, embrace, feel, flirt, hug, kiss, massage, neck, pet, stroke, touch, toy, clasp, coddle, cosset (which I had to look up; it means to pet, as in a lamb.), cuddle, embrace, grope, hug, love, neck, nestle, pamper, stroke, stimulate, trace, tap, tickle, rub, reach, brush, lick, dance, taste, tongue, buss, arouse, quicken, rouse, spark, spur, thrill, instigate, exhilarate, excite, quicken, trigger, whet, kindle, thrust, expose, revere, reveal, unbutton, uncover, undo, unfasten, undress, hold, carry, clinch, clutch, fill, possess, soften, stiffen, soothe, cherish, kindle, bestir, evoke, lather, moisten, lubricate, slide, smear, spread, part, open, circle, encircle, climax, accentuate, sensitize.
Love shaking verbs are nudge, peck, smooch, prod, sting, release, capitulate, comply, crumble, consent, reward, submit, surrender, gratify, indulge, yield, paw, provoke, possess, claim, take, steal, hide, suppress, flaunt, wink, nod, desensitize.
Love breaking touch verbs are hit, strike, flog, scratch, whip, smack, goad, incite, dominate, break, abuse, arrest.
What can you add to this list?