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I Am Touched By Tenderness

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    Acts of Love

    Tenderness is what draws me out.  Sometimes it makes me uncomfortable to witness such tenderness or be brushed with it by someone focused on me.  But I am touched by it nonetheless. I am touched by it when I see old couples walk hand in hand.  When...
    Happyface Happyface 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 14, 2008

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    A Free Gesture

    Especially when life becomes too violent, it has to be a bit of tenderness. So after a long time, we can look back and smile, without even knowing why. Tenderness is... something pure timeless a free gesture always good Just try...it can make magic. Tender hugs to each one of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Feb 18, 2011

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    It Breaks My Heart

    Witnessing acts of tenderness will often bring tears to my eyes. I have trouble showing the tender side of myself, and not many have seen it. It is there, though, and it is huge. I try to keep it undercover as much as possible. Vulnerability is often seen as a weakness, and I try...
    autimom autimom 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 13, 2008

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    Flowers

    My middle son Nathan has always brought me a flower from time to time. He is so sweet and has done this since he was young. I remember when he was little he would pick them in places like business that your not suppose to..lol He would run and pick one and run back to me and say...
    frosti frosti 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 19, 2009

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    Tenderness Shared In Music and Art

    17 March, 2008 Dearest, You asked me to read the article titled " Music An Art" and make an comment. When there are no words, kisses and hugs, and no physical connection, I find solace and beauty in our music. Thankfully, our music travels within us no matter...
    Radiant Radiant 56-60, F 4 Responses Mar 18, 2008

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    Awakening Into Peaceful Tenderness

    After discovering EP and having spent significant time on here venting my frustrations and mechanizing my inner changes, I have found that I'm calming down. I have been shown so much kindness and love from EP people that I'm feeling less of a need to tend to the raw animal...
    lisa36 lisa36 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 10, 2010

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    I Love Tenderness....

    I have a co worker who can be this way with me. She is 16 years older and so sees me as like a younger sister/niece type figure I think. She can be very mothering towards me and everytime she sees me, she kisses me on the cheek and gives me a hug. She also strokes my face at...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F May 19, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I like my private space, my bubble. People around me all seem to like keeping close to each other, touching hands legs, arms, shoulders, whatever. I can't stand being touched. I...
    Liz1795 Liz1795 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I know it sounds utterly gross but let us be clear - I don't engage in sexual relations with the therapists nor do I expect to at all. I just crave being touched so much that I pay...
    don0063 don0063 51-55, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Erotically. By a pal. Not crazy touched. That bites too hard. Not hit. Thats for morons. But touched by a pal who knows me. Or learned me over months. That...
    converted converted 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    It's been two years since I had a relationship and I miss being touched so much. I feel disconnected from the rest of the world without it.
    stl2nite stl2nite 22-25, M Jun 25

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    I was walking in the halls at school and this guy slowly touched my arm and smiled at me ._.
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I don't like being touched at all. I hate when people put their hands on my shoulder or try to hug me. In less I'm crushing on you or you're hot, then I guess it's okay. But nay...
    WeWereNeverAlive WeWereNeverAlive 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    This guy at my acting camp touched my *** then started touching my private part he's such a weirdo then he wanted to hook up ew no
    thatonegirl156 thatonegirl156 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 30

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    The touch of a hand on my shoulder, the contact of a kiss on my head, or the feel of a hug, I cannot bare. Not even a friendly handshake or a calming rub on the back I can't stand...
    kelseytoby kelseytoby 16-17 1 Response Jul 4

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    Ive always hated being touched by anyone, family included. It makes me feel like peeling my skin off, or washing myself raw. I dont even know why Im like this since Ive never had...
    tikani tikani 16-17, F Jul 4

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    I'm not sure why ,I just really hate hugs and stuff . Now don't get me wrong I love people ,there just the most fascinating thing ever but I can't stand them hugging me.i haven't...
    Life8227 Life8227 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    YOOOOH I'm back and everyone likes to be touched!
    sofiasdoodles sofiasdoodles 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    I'd love to be touched right now :)
    luckey872 luckey872 18-21, F 13 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm trying to get accustomed to being touched but I can't. It just nauseates me and makes my skin crawl and it just makes me feel like I'm about to pass out
    jacithepanda jacithepanda 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I know what I need, I just don't know where to get it. Sensuality relaxes me, a touch, a kiss, a tickle. A smile. Maybe some else needs the same thing??
    vinceBx vinceBx 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 25

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    I actually hate it. It makes me so uncomfortable, even going to a shop and getting change it freaks me out
    GeorgiaAlicee GeorgiaAlicee 18-21, F Jun 26

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    Some people think I have had some traumatic experience when, in reality, I'm just ticklish. Everywhere. No one ever confronts me about it, though. Oh well, let them think what they...
    gimmeasec gimmeasec 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    I wish I wasn't fat and ugly... I work out, but it's never enough...
    Eechay Eechay 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 29

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    But I do love to tickle the soft bare soles of others!!
    FootTicklingPrincess FootTicklingPrincess 26-30, F Jun 29

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    that weird moment when people think group hug is a good idea...
    LolitaDFA LolitaDFA 18-21 1 Response Jun 30

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    Even if you are just doing a friendly tap on the shoulder it bugs me
    WendyDarlin WendyDarlin 18-21, F Jun 30

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    Ugh, just no. Unless I know you and where those hands have been, please, get them off me.
    superkitty17 superkitty17 31-35, F Jun 30

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    Yep... so since I like it, and you like it, too... go 'head touch me! lol
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 2

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    Some Nights and We Are Young by Fun. Really Struck a chord
    halcyondays2 halcyondays2 18-21, M Jul 4

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    I just love physical affection! I love holding hands and cuddling and having my back rubbed or my hair played with. I hate being alone.
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    The main reason i have an account on ep was because i need someone to talk to.reality's a *****.people that you meet and you face to everyday doesn't seem to give a **** on you...
    urbanmellow urbanmellow 22-25, F Jul 10

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    So there's this guy and he was like a ********* I guess and he started to touch me so I turned around kicked him in the solar plexus and then kicked him in the face while he was on...
    LGKolor LGKolor 13-15, M Jul 14

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    I think I break down and cry at least once a week when I think of all that I've lost and all that I'll never have or do.
    Eechay Eechay 31-35, M Jul 16

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    I was touching her boobs with a pretext when I was 7 - something like playing around frantically and "wrongly" touching hers. I still cringe while thinking about it.
    psycopower90 psycopower90 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    Focus only on feeling. I want to let myself go--only for [him], no one else but [him].
    LEMONkinks LEMONkinks 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I like to be while I'm asleep...
    emileenicole31 emileenicole31 18-21, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    So many people take touch for granted. There are men and women out in the world right now holding hands, hugging, kissing, etc...and it's normal. I think that's what bothers me...
    Eechay Eechay 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    under my chin. First time I can think of was when I was about 11 and a cousin came to visit. I saw her playing about with her make up with my sister and she got the idea to put...
    girlyboy27 girlyboy27 16-17 2 days ago

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    So I've done a lot of thinking... And my boyfriend isn't cutting it anymore I need a real man with a real **** Jess if you read this, I still love you
    KylieLaine KylieLaine 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've never had a guy touch me. I want so bad for it to happen. I feel like I'm trapped whnen I should be able to do things that I want.
    marcusru marcusru 16-17, M 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    WHAT IT IS I WRITE FOR!Sometimes I to fall and forget what it is that God has saved me for. I know that I get down and out and the feeling of depression takes hold of me. Remember...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T Jun 27

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    I've turned numb towards love, affection & feelings. I don't react the way everyone would. There's this guy that i met right after my breakup. Though we've been working in the...
    Xyanii Xyanii 22-25, F 8 Responses Jul 1

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    I'm not a psychologist but I want one to tell me what they think of this, it would be much appreciated: This is going to sound weird, but here it goes. When I was around 7 years...
    MyBrainIsWeird MyBrainIsWeird 22-25, F 9 hrs ago

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    This is going to sound weird, but here it goes. When I was around 7 years old I was inappropriately touched by my older brother. I was sleeping in bed and I woke up to his hand in...
    MyBrainIsWeird MyBrainIsWeird 22-25, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Thoughts of you You are so dear My precious valentine I count the joy you bring me It amounts to all the time Your beautiful smile And what an elegant grin When you bite your...
    darkreality68 darkreality68 41-45, M Jun 26

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    The light in my eyes, wild with desire for you is real. You will not see my soft underbelly, my angelic side. That is not what I want to use you for today. I don't need tenderness...
    Accebere Accebere 36-40, F 5 Responses Jun 29

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    Hello OWs. I have read a lot of the experiences you strong women have written here. And it always feels good to know that we are not alone in this secret and complicated situation...
    MD09 MD09 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 3