@kido @Kyler – hope you don’t mind me popping into this question… but I know the answer to this one! Kyler’s completely right – when you try to tickle yourself, your brain is able to prepare your body for the sensation and so – it’s not ticklish! Tickling requires an element of surprise to work.
Not necessarily surprise. I used to be VERY ticklish, and is was worst if I knew it was coming! But I learnt that if you do not let yourself tense up, you don’t have to react. And of course you trust yourself completely, so no need to tense up.