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I Don't Like Being Touched By Strangers

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    It's funny cause I'm the type of guy

    who talks with his hands and is always hugging on friends, and poking em and stuff and I don't mind when they do the same. But if it's someone I don't know well like: umm dude I don't even know you so please don't touch
    Funnychase66 Funnychase66 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 23, 2015

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    Nothing worse than walking on a crowded subway

    during the summer and having a bunch of sweaty, smelly people pressed up against you.
    Sunujing1 Sunujing1 36-40, M Aug 16, 2015

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    coryleecc11 coryleecc11 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 10, 2015

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    burnner burnner 56-60, M Oct 9, 2015

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    You don't know me >.>

    so don't touch me XD
    ItzPuppeh ItzPuppeh 13-15, M Dec 24, 2015

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    I don't like being touched in general,

    but strangers push me over the edge. There's just something about it that freaks me out. I only let a few people touch me, and even then it's probably not much. Is that weird?
    fallingintowonderrland fallingintowonderrland 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 7, 2014

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    it makes me want to beat the **** out of them.

    Male/female, hot or not it angers me.
    Th3Ch3shir3Kat Th3Ch3shir3Kat 16-17, M Jun 9, 2015

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    It's one of my few fears.

    Being touched is one of the worst things that can happen to me. It feels like I'm being burned, their touch forever stays in my mind. I can always feel them afterwards, it's something I can't erase. That is why I'm so observant, I've learnt to watch and know where people are and...
    GoodAsDeadMasterOfDeath GoodAsDeadMasterOfDeath 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 19, 2015

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    I don't like being touched by men I don't know

    and trust. even being tapped on the shoulder makes me want to beat the crap out of a guy. I'm kinda strong so it's caused problems in the past. I've had bad experiences with a certain type of male. I'm not aggressive otherwise so it kinda scares me.
    monkeyl1v3r monkeyl1v3r 36-40, M Sep 6, 2015

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    Down random guy touched my boob the other day.

    I slapped him. He tried to get me to go with him. I said no. He said shut up. He finally left me alone when I called over my friends to help me
    xxalicerosexx xxalicerosexx 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5, 2015

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    I Was a Touchy Feely Person Until It Happened to Me.

    Never again will I reach out to a stranger & touch their arm or shoulder, for any reason.  If a stranger touches me for any reason, they will take one look at me and just Know never to again.  I had severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from abuse in the...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 20 Responses Nov 2, 2008

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    I've just discovered I don't like being touched

    by strangers... I got this relaxing massage as a courtesy, and j thought, well why not... we should try things at least once in our life... OK ... got there, take clothes off lye there only in underpants, woman covers parts with towels I close my eyes and just try to pay...
    ElfawithaWolfHeart ElfawithaWolfHeart 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    sometimes i dont even like to be touched by

    people I've known my entire life
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 14, 2015

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    I have a select few people I let touch me.

    Even most of my blood family, I won't hug them or give any physical sign of affection. I just can't. I used to get bullied by my parents when I wouldn't hug my brothers and it always made me feel terrible. But then when they found out I was being molested by two of them they...
    ToughLoveKitten ToughLoveKitten 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 30

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    When I was about 10 I was at chuck e cheese

    and this lady with a baby was RUNNING past me, banged very hard into my arm as she was running, didn't stop and yelled "WHOOPSIE!", I had a horrible bruise there the day after (that lasted a while) and it hurt pretty badly. Some people are rude as heck.
    MashedPotatoesTho MashedPotatoesTho 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2015

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    I loathe being touched.

    When I was pregnant randoms would touch my bump. It fricking riled me. Here's a piece of advice if you aren't the father don't touch the effing bump!!!
    DevilsStrumpet DevilsStrumpet 26-30, F Apr 3, 2014

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    Back Off!

    Don't get me wrong...I am a very affectionate person who loves to touch and be touched by people that I love. I think it's a wonderful demonstration of our feelings for each other. That being said, I do not enjoy being in crowded situations where people are packed into small...
    choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl 41-45, F 7 Responses Jan 28, 2009

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    I hate being hugged.

    even by my parents I feel uncomfortable. if its my partner, then I'm the most affectionate person ever, but towards anyone else, I just close up like a book that's been finished reading
    foReverYOURS3211 foReverYOURS3211 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    bethccaa bethccaa 26-30, F Dec 24, 2015

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    I dont like being touched by anyone

    unless we are in a relationship. Its weird. Ill be honest, i have punched three people because they touched me out of nowhere. I cant help it i just react...its not like i want to hurt people and its not like they deserve it. I cant explain it, being touched freaks me out. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 28, 2015

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    Yup...

    Don't really know anyone who likes being touched by strangers...great way to be pick pocketed!
    Icansee Icansee 18-21, M 9 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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    utahwriter utahwriter 41-45, M Jun 7, 2014

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    I'm a very personal person

    and I like to keep to myself. I sometimes don't even hug my relatives or sisters bc it makes me very uncomfortable. but it all depends anyway.
    awayfromlife awayfromlife 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2015

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    I don't like anyone touching me,

    period. Say, save for a few selected people.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 10, 2015

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    I don't like being touched by anybody actually

    family or friend it's just not something I enjoy and I would rather them not get in my space. No I'm not trying to be rude that technically you would be the one being rude
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 14, 2015

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    I am a weird person. Everyone says that.

    Particularly because I make them laugh and smile with my weird analogies. But what I never tell anyone, is that I'm hurt a lot. I don't know if I should call this molestation. A few months ago, one of my mom's cousin's, my uncle, got drunk at a party and made me feel...
    AnonymousGK AnonymousGK 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    If You Don't Know My Middle Name...

    .. then seriously, why are your hands on me?   I work in retail. I'm also 5'2". Even though I'm almost 30, customers seem to think I'm much younger--and they often talk to me like I'm a teenager. They also TOUCH me.   Now. If you're tapping my shoulder as you say...
    emilyreallyexists emilyreallyexists 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 29, 2008

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    5red 5red 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 1

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    Walking up the stairs this morning at school,

    some Senior boy I don't know decided it would be funny for him and his friend to smack my butt since I was waking ahead of them. I hate being disrespected like that, especially by people I don't even know. Like what theeee ****
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 11, 2015

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    don't touch me. Seriously,

    I don't know you. I don't wanna f*ckin know you. don't touch me.
    Cocrispy Cocrispy 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 10, 2015

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    Insecure.

    It's obvious to me at least, that I'm damaged due to my past. I spent all of my childhood feeling like a freak because of my medical condition and it wasn't until my mid 20s that science freed me from my affliction .. But not the memories. 20 years of suffering in silence...
    DiesSomnium DiesSomnium 31-35 Aug 5, 2012

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    The only time it bothers me is

    when I'm getting Panda Express, and the people in line behind me are touching me. Idk why but it annoys me so much. All I can think is "can you not? We will all get food"
    Floo64 Floo64 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 23, 2015

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    I just don't like touch.

    but once I loved to have a hand on my shoulder but a lie and a threat and now I hate touch. I remember a time that I loved to shake hands give hugs now forget it. Wonder sometimes if that kid is ok I left him. how is he, he does come and play some and people say stop not being...
    bigheartsmallworld bigheartsmallworld 36-40, M Oct 10, 2015

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    Please, just, NO!!! I don't want you to brush

    my arm or touch my leg or fiddle with my hair!
    PenelopePotter PenelopePotter 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 10, 2015

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    If I don't know you do not attempt to touch me

    or my hair or any part of my body because I will punch you in your face. I love my personal space and don't try to get in my bubble.
    hinatahyuga809 hinatahyuga809 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21, 2015

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    I physically push people in the club away from

    me if they come up and dance on me.
    Abcdefghijessy Abcdefghijessy 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2015

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    carlyccaa carlyccaa 26-30, F Oct 19, 2015

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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    coryleecc11 coryleecc11 26-30, F Oct 11, 2015

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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    allisoncc11 allisoncc11 26-30, F Aug 13, 2015

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    I have a few different experiences

    that I will talk about here. #1 So I was at lush with the intent of buying a shampoo. If you've ever been to lush you know that sometimes the employees there can be a little bit pushy in trying to sell you things and make you sample their products. This male employee came up...
    Lynne246 Lynne246 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 6, 2015

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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    chavacc11 chavacc11 26-30, F Jul 28, 2015

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    As if they couldnt talk.

    Instead of telling me, they just need to push or touch my shoulder. It happened a few times when I was standing in a line. The line was barely moving but some impatient people with little brain seems to thought cramped line means faster to reach the cashier. Took all my self...
    Airlangga Airlangga 22-25 Aug 27, 2015

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    I simply hate when people crowd my personal

    space. Don't get me wrong I love being touched and am a very hands on kind of person. But with strangers stay out of my way.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 20, 2015

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    I got engaged a few days ago.

    ..I swear if one more random person grabs my hand to see the ring, I'm going to lose it.
    callmebecky callmebecky 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 13, 2015

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    It's A Great Turn Off .........

    I don't seems to understand people, when they use their hands more then their mouth to talk to me, pull my arm, tucking my sleeves or hitting my shoulder while expressing them selves. It irritates me so much. Specially in flights when passenger sitting next to me lean half over...
    iceheartblues iceheartblues 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 27, 2012

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