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I Don't Like Being Touched By Strangers

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    Its A Bit Creepy!!

    i dont mind people that i know as friends or family touching me, but there is nothing worse than when im talking to a complete stranger, and they touch me at some point!! i just hate that, it freaks me out!! lol
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 5 Responses Jan 9, 2011

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    I Can't Stand It

    I absolutely HATE when someone I don't know touches me. It's one thing If i shake someones hand or we accidentally bump into each other. I just don't like when I'm talking to someone and there in my face, I back up a bit and then they move in closer. Like seriously!? Or when they...
    silencedshy silencedshy 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 24, 2013

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    OMG THIS SO MUCH. Idk maybe I'm just

    self-conscious or smth???? Idk but I don't like being touched by strangers. Especially when we sit in the hall & my knees touch another person's OMG it's quite annoying. Ok I think it's just me.
    ELSAhugsyou ELSAhugsyou 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Stranger = Anyone I Do Not Know, Like, Or Am Not Comfortable With.

    Disclaimer: If you are someone I am a fan of, you do not fit this bill. I guess you can say I am both extremes. If I know you really well, and am comfortable with you, and I like you, I can be an extremely touchy person. You can expect embracing, play fighting, even weird stuff...
    fungirl21 fungirl21 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2011

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    Random Guys

     i barely know will ****** hug me and it ****** me off so bad! i just met you and I dont like being touched. period. even by friends, they have to be pretty damn close to me...so what makes you think you can touch me because you feel like it?! I'm not ****** public property...
    kittycat101303 kittycat101303 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2009

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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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    Who would be? It's akward

    and you don't want to say anything to be rude. I've been kissed by this total stranger, well she was a stranger to me but not to my dad. It made me feel weird and of course I wasn't going to be rude and yell at her so my mom told me to stay in my room till they leave. Thank you...
    Hisokara Hisokara 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 6

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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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    No Touchy...ok You Can Touch Me

    Sometimes I think I am letting opportune moments slip by because I was too much of a "touching prude." There are people I'd really like to touch in a friendly way. I can't stop hugging my best friend when we are together, I just want to hug her and be near her all day and never...
    Jan 20, 2013

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    Wowza!

    People are so amazed by my unusual looks that they come up to me and touch me.I can understand their amazement and disbelief, but it is rather annoying. I actually had to cut my hair to discourage strangers from grabbing it (my red hair used to be past my waist, thick and...
    ReDariel ReDariel 18-21, F 1 Response May 7, 2013

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    I Understand 100% About Hands Off!

    I couldn't agree more, I went to a flea market once and I was so happy I found this horror movie I liked I hugged this man, instead of keeping his dirty and filthy hands to himself he proceeded to fondle me on my breast. And this happen...
    MySafeHaven MySafeHaven 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 7, 2013

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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, don't do it.
    CallMeChelsea CallMeChelsea 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    LolitaDFA LolitaDFA 18-21 1 Response Jun 30

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    I Don't Know What It Is....

     I'm very affectionate with my friends and family...Lots of hugs, kisses etc..   But I don't go to nightclubs any more because I hate when people grab me on the dance floor. I flinch if someone I'm just meeting for the first time greats me with a kiss on the cheek...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Sep 23, 2008

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    When I first meet a person,

    man or woman, it is only appropriate that I shake hands with the person and say my goodbyes. I cannot stand it when someone you just met tries to hug you or put their arm around your shoulder because they think you are good friends or something. I mean, I am intimate with...
    MadamSinwell MadamSinwell 18-21, F Feb 4

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    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M Jun 7

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    Or Anyone Really. Just Don't Touch Me.

    I get really uncomfortable when people touch me. Now I don't have a phobia of germs or anything like that. I just don't want to be touched. I've never met anyone that I would allow to touch me. Not even my best friend whom I've known since we were both babies. I just can't take...
    swordsaint swordsaint 22-25, M Aug 25, 2011

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    recently at a concert,

    a guy purposely touched my waist lower back while I was in the crowd. So I told the people who worked there and they kicked him out. ^.^
    Brookeross521 Brookeross521 13-15 1 Response Jun 17

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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 4 Responses Feb 29, 2008

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    It's Ok Once You Get to Know Me

     It's like I'm wrapped in barbed wire and you hug me.  We both find out soon that we don't enjoy it much.  Now, getting to know someone and the barbed wire drops off and disappears and real happy hugging can take place.
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 9 Responses Jan 28, 2009

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    Sensitive Emf.

    I'm very sensitive to other peoples feelings and the energy field of other people. And because of that in large crowds I'm not comfortable if a strange person touches me i dodge the otherway. I'm just very touchy. doesn't help i'm ticklish as hell.
    draganaeros draganaeros 22-25, M Feb 22, 2013

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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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    Gropers Gone Wild

    The damn subway is the absolute worst place to be for that. And too many do it on propose and get away with it. They always use the crowd excuse because were all smashed in the train like sardines!
    Brandi5 Brandi5 26-30, F Nov 7, 2013

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    Grrrrrr...

    Do not grab my hair and say, "girl, is that weave?" No it's my own hair and stop touching it! I don't even know you! This ****** me off...
    thebookaholic thebookaholic 22-25, F Oct 22, 2013

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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 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 7

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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 don't mind if my friends touch me like a hug.

    But random strangers No. There's this tenth grader and I'm a ninth grader that always touches me he hugs me ,when I'm wearing a skirt puts his hand under , and tries kissing me. I need to admit he's pretty good looking but I don't even know his name or anything so I just a.slap...
    cchristinaa cchristinaa 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    My Body, Mine.

    I don't like being manhandled by strangers. I am threatened by unsolicited touch and it feels disrespectful, like they don't see me as a person worth taking the time to get to know before reaching another level of intimacy. Does it even occur to them that I might not enjoy it...
    elling245 elling245 36-40, F Oct 21, 2013

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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!!!
    Alphamum Alphamum 26-30, F Apr 3

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    WendyDarlin WendyDarlin 18-21, F Jun 30

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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 the floor and stopped on his fingers try to break them permanently so that he wouldn't touch anyone else I hate pedophiles I despise them
    LGKolor LGKolor 18-21, M Jul 14

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    I seldom enjoy touch from individuals

    that I know. Let alone a stranger.
    weskeralbert weskeralbert 22-25, M Apr 3

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    I hate being touched by strangers.

    I can handle a handshake if he (or rare cases she) doesn't tighten their grip to show me how strong they are. I hate those people who think after a few min they can huge you and stuff. The worst is when the person I just meet or barely know practically pets me head. It freaks me...
    Cleverbot Cleverbot 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 11

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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 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 30

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    There's More To It Than That.

    It's not that I don't like to be touched by strangers.. I don't really like to be touched by anyone, unless i initiate the contact. I love to cuddle, but i don't like to feel suffocated. I don't want to be touched by strangers, but its not just strangers. It's everyone except my...
    babylove13 babylove13 18-21, F May 27, 2012

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    There's Touching - And Touching!

    I like it when I meet someone, and they reach out and touch my arm while talking to me. It puts me at ease, helps me feel comfortable. I like that sort of touching by strangers .But this was different. I was traveling down the middle of Australia, a 6 week trip from top to...
    Soozles Soozles 46-50, F 5 Responses Jun 16, 2010

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    What Are They Thinking?

    I am an extremely affectionate person and love hugs and lots of touchy feely type stuff with people that I know and like. I grabbed this experience because one thing that really bugged the crap out of me is old news but it still bugs me. What makes total strangers think they...
    HeavenBesideYou HeavenBesideYou 41-45, F 14 Responses Jan 28, 2009

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    lila5 lila5 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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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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    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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    WatchOutItsKyle WatchOutItsKyle 18-21, M Feb 11

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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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    Never Have Really...

    I don't mind being touched by people I know, so long as it's not inappropriate. But strangers? Someone I just met? Let's just shake hands if you have to touch me. Or, I'm happy doing the DRY European kiss thing. If you happen to be European. Otherwise, it can be a little pervy...
    LMISMinsky LMISMinsky 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 6, 2013

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    People Assume That Because I Have Big Breasts They Can Just Touch Me

    I have fairly large breasts, and people just assume they can grab them or touch me for no reason. I understand it can be of an awe type of thing were its curiosity but the disrespect that comes along with that curiosity is just crazy. Ive had multiple people men and women go down...
    agonyblue agonyblue 18-21 Aug 21, 2011

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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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    I hate public buses because you're always in

    contact with a stranger and the bus i ride every time i go home is ALWAYS packed and never arrives. Anyway i was standing in the bus and there was a guy about 35-40 years old and he was soo close to me. He rubbed his **** on my butt while we were on the bus. I could feel the...
    seccrett seccrett 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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    Because I am shy, but working on it and hopefully I will love the attention one day!
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