12:01:16 PM Feb 23rd 2011
You can experience touch in dreams. I, myself have had what I refer to as full sensory immersion dreams, where every sense is fully active. I remember dreams where I thought I was dreaming, and tried to test the theory by grabbing and pulling the grass to see if I could touch it and I could. I woke up and then realized what happened. I also remember a rather painful dream where I had a steel pole rammed against my spine to pin me to the ground, which I felt quite vividly until I woke up. In addition, experiencing death in dreams and not waking up does not kill you. I've had dreams where I was falling and hit the solid ground, felt all the pain, blacked out, and then nothing (not even the sensation for breathing) for what felt like 5 full minutes before I woke up.
12:05:11 PM Feb 23rd 2011
Of course, in my case, I have Asperger's, but with some odd symptoms that might correlate. For one thing, touch is the strongest link to memory for me (Smell is stronger than normal, but it doesn't trigger memory at all). I also synesthete sound as texture (which can quite painful at times). So that might mean my experiences are an anomaly. However, I have had all 5 senses triggered in a dream, be it sight, sound, touch, taste, or smell. And like I said, I even died in my dreams before without immediately waking up, and there was no ill effect.
12:03:04 PM Jul 8th 2010
Lucid dreaming doesn't cause deterioration of behaviors that prevent sleepwalking... I removed it from the main page.