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I Am Touched By Tenderness

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 a week ago

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    One never knows what's going to happen in the next moment of life. It's within that moment of not knowing that something supernatural takes place; just when you least expect it...
    Alark1 Alark1 56-60, F 4 days 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 Jul 18

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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 Jul 18

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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 2 Responses Jul 7

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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 Jul 18

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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 18-21, 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 1 Response Jul 19

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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 Jul 20

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    I like to be while I'm asleep...
    emileenicole31 emileenicole31 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 20

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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 Jul 21

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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 Jul 22

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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 a week 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 6 days ago

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    Miss the feeling of someone close!
    Froggy420 Froggy420 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Oblivion and Get Home by Bastille
    halcyondays2 halcyondays2 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    It's been a secret for almost 5-6years now, Msg Me For Story , I never told ANYONE EVER Yet :/
    Kemyap Kemyap 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I absolutely love random touches from women. That and hugs are the best. But careful though... I'm liable to get worked up if you linger too long...
    TooHorny86 TooHorny86 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    Me and my idk "friend"? Known eachother for a while. I guess we talk awhile. Like we talk for like 4 weeks then not talk in a month or something... I let him touch me. Because it...
    amuskego amuskego 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    If a stranger or someone from school touches me or try's to I just wanna slap them. I don't know why but it makes me upset and really anxious if random people touch me. ;-;
    Tayway22 Tayway22 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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 6 days 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 4 Responses 6 days ago

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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

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    i never had pmt. periods were nearly always 48-56 days. the last few years i've had pmt. breast tenderness, irritability getting really bad, barely know what i do the 3 days before...
    chalie123 chalie123 51-55, F Jul 13

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    Well. Here's my experience, hopefully this helps most- if not all- of you. I got my belly button pierced on my 18th birthday. On a pain scale of a 1-10, it wasn't even a 1 for me...
    LaurynJaye LaurynJaye 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Excuse me baby but I really just have to tell you this. It's been ah while since i'm admiring your tenderness. Your coca cola bottle shape an all yuh cherry lips. - Beenie Man...
    VishMln VishMln 22-25, M Jul 15

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    Most times I feel that bad things happens to good people because personally I feel attacked I'm the person to blame I do nothing but wish everybody the best but then I lose myself...
    rique20 rique20 18-21, M Jul 18

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    Perhaps I am not the "Ideal" person in Todays Overly Politically Correct Society , and am far too concise and blunt for most peoples taste nowadays , Nor am I rich , dashing...
    TsavoHunter TsavoHunter 36-40, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    LOL… I almost never accept dares. But the child in me loves to engage in play—so here goes :)#1-I think morning is sacred. Fresh, young, gentle, hopeful, sweet...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    LIBRA SIGN Libra sign is always aspiring to harmony. Representatives of Libra sign are pleasant, benevolent, and active people. Libra sign character is made of equal parts of...
    Skylar2000 Skylar2000 13-15, F a week ago

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    I'd love to be in bed with a man right now, arms around each other....my head on his shoulder, his hand playing with my hair....taking time for a kiss or a squeeze every so often...
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 16 Responses 3 days ago