I Do Not Like to Be Touched

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 244 People

    Please Don't Touch Me

    Generally, I don't like to be touched, especially by strangers. This is part of the reason why I get so irritable in stores when people stand RIGHT NEXT to me. I don't know why I'm like this. My mom said when I was a kid I was very touchy-feely. It might be because my stepfather...
    BlankPage123456787 BlankPage123456787
    70+, F
    1 Response Jan 13, 2012

    I have Asperger's Syndrome,

    and one of the symptoms is that I hate being touched.
    Wolflover1999 Wolflover1999
    18-21, M
    Dec 5, 2015

    I really only enjoy hugs from my mom,

    dad, brother, and sister. If anyone else tries to make any kind of physical contact whatsoever, I brush them off and move away. It's not personal or anything; I just find it uncomfortable. I guess that's why people think I'm super rude and cold. I like it when dogs and cats...
    Artandstuff Artandstuff
    18-21, F
    Jan 28, 2016

    I've never been raped.

    I've never been beaten. I've never been forced to do anything against my will. So why don't I like to be touched? I don't like to be touched because touch does something to your mind physically. I'm not one of those people who stay away from others in fear of being touched and...
    rebrat91 rebrat91
    26-30, F
    Mar 17, 2014

    Touch Me

    And I will dig your eyes out
    luvdrunk luvdrunk
    26-30, F
    8 Responses Nov 3, 2010

    Don't Touch Me!

    I really can't stand to be touched or for people to get close to me. People who know me and know still hug me and such just because they know it irritates me. This one girl who bothers me so much will put her hand on my leg or arm just to drive me crazy. I can't fight back...
    americancommie americancommie
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 3, 2007

    Im Off Limits to Everyone But My Kids.

    I love cuddling and hugging my kids.  Everyone else I like to have a good arms length distance from.  I have always liked my space.  I will tell you what I really hated.  Is when I was pregnant; people somehow mistook me as Buddha.  Damn...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jun 15, 2009

    My Back

    I don't really like being touched at all, especially when it's direct skin contact. Like for example, if I'm outside with my little brother and we get in the car and we are both sweaty and gross, I CANNOT stand for him to touch me,or anyone. It's plain nasty. Plus, I HATE anyone...
    lexismexi16 lexismexi16
    18-21, F
    Jul 15, 2012

    I will only let a handful of people touch me.

    Skin on skin contact makes me so uncomfortable. But how do I show affection? How can I send those cues, how can I say "I like you" without saying it, if I cringe whenever someone stands next to me.
    oddbluebird oddbluebird
    26-30, F
    Apr 20, 2014

    DON'T Touch Me!!!

    I used to be a touchy feely kind of person but ever since my abusive marriage, I don't like to be touched!   My ex was always groping me.     I'm okay with family and close female friends giving me hugs, but I'm not a big fan of men invading my...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 24, 2007

    Well there was a kid on the football team.

    He always put his hand on someones shoulder while gettin mud out of his cleats. So one day he did it to me and i took him and threw him on his ***. he said "what the hell i just was gettin-" and i said "dont u f**kin touch me again or ill **** ur day up" never touched me since...
    copenhagenkyle copenhagenkyle
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 21, 2015

    Really I don't even hug my mom.

    I don't know why but things like that: linking arms, hold hand, and sitting on laps. I know its all friendly but it makes me too uncomfortable to even describe the level of discomfort
    Lacrimosadies Lacrimosadies
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 29, 2016

    Stay Away

    I realy don't like being touched. My bf can touch me duh. I'm ok wit hugs cause I see it coming but as far as people putting there hands on ur shoulder or w.e well I'm not ok wit that. I will freak idk why but I just don't like to be touched.
    eyeslikestars eyeslikestars
    26-30, F
    Feb 14, 2011

    There Is So Much Physical Conflict....

    ...that you can not tell what is real and false. I have geared my physical self to a more aggressive stance than what my mind has and as such do not like people needlessly touching me. Hugging is even worse, makes me feel trapped especially if it's a person that is not a close...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 20, 2012

    Keep Your Distance

    I hate to be touched under any circumstance i dont even like people standing or sitting to close to me and people dont understand that every day girls try to hug me and i always tell them i dont like to be touched even my mom or my grandma touches my arm or my back and i pull...
    individualanarchist individualanarchist
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 14, 2011

    Fan of Personal Space

    I just don't like to feel crowded or cramped by anyone or anything.  I'm not a huge touchy feely person and prefer that people give me space. 
    reachin4goals reachin4goals
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 30, 2007

    Sorry Mum..

    My mum's really sad when she tries to hug me or something like that and I step back. I just can't stand somebody being so close.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 19, 2008

    Stop Touching Me

    I am a friendly, smiling person, I don 't look too bad. So a lot of people take that as an invitation to invade my personnal space. It happens mostly at work, because that's where I am 37,5 hours a week. Someone will take my hand to look at my ring, lean on my shoulder to explain...
    Bellsong08 Bellsong08
    1 Response Jun 24, 2008

    Please do not touch my back

    or spine. I find that to be very uncomfortable.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616
    1 Response Nov 21, 2015

    ...by people I don't like,

    or I don't have emotional connection with them. But I like to be touched by one, who is important to me. That's why I like to touch my friends, and those people I like.
    deleted deleted
    Nov 21, 2015


    I have had a problem with people touching me for as long as I can remember, we have a home movie where santa wants me to sit on his lap, he tries to pick me up to sit on his lap and I tell him "nope" and I move away quick, that video is from when I was like, 2 years old...
    itsawesomebaby itsawesomebaby
    Feb 3, 2008

    Do. Not. Want.

    I absolutly HATE being touched. By anyone. I mean, occasionaly (not often though) it's okay. But I can't stand people touching me. It seems like I'm just irritable, right? I am, but physical contact is not my thing. Some times when I know someone's going to try to hold my hand, I...
    iPanda iPanda
    Apr 24, 2009

    if I know the person

    and I trust them. it's okay. I actually enjoy big warm hugs. but if you are someone I don't know or don't like. I'd prefer it if they didn't get too close. definitely no touching my bare skin.
    Ling11 Ling11
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 23, 2015

    Don't Stand Too Close

    To me any touch is very intimate. I just feel uncomfortable touching people. I have a hard time hugging people that I love. I just feel like a touch connects me to other people in a way I'm not comfortable with.  I always try to keep my distance and respect other...
    thehoodedartist thehoodedartist
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jun 14, 2009
More Stories