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I Don't Like Being Touched By Strangers

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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

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    allisoncc11 allisoncc11 26-30, F Aug 13

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    If someone is trying to scoot past you

    and they touch your hips or shoulders. I just freeze up.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 5

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    Just my priest and PE teacher were allowed

    that was same for everyone Yeah?
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 28

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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

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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.
    IrishBlush IrishBlush 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 20

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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

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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.
    xItsChelsx xItsChelsx 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 30, 2014

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    I mean I don't mind friends

    or family. But random people? No. It just bothers me for some reason.. that's why I always keep a small bottle of germ ex in my pocket haha
    kennyazzerello kennyazzerello 18-21, M Jan 26

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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

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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

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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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    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 2 days ago

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    As a child I was touched by men

    that didn't know each other so I thought I did something to invite them
    Jgraff Jgraff 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 27

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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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    No touchy! I don't know

    where you have been.
    LoveOverHatred LoveOverHatred 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    I need my space. I work in a gas station part

    time. I have been grabbed, pinched, slapped. I don't react well to uninvited touches. even people I know will get that reaction if I don't see it coming. sneaking up behind me without warning will through me into anxiety.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 24

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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

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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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    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

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    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M Sep 24, 2014

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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 1 Response Jul 14, 2014

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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
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21 4 Responses Aug 14

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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

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    I work in public service

    and there's one guy who really wants to shake my hand. He keeps asking me and asking me and so far I've managed to put him off by saying I have germs. It's really creeping me out! I hate it when perfect strangers think it's okay to pat my arm or my back. To me, it's both...
    missbellelettres missbellelettres 41-45, M Feb 19

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    sometimes i dont even like to be touched by

    people I've known my entire life
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 14

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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

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    I'm still ranting: MY BODY BELONGS TO ME.

    If I don't know you and I'm not hurt or fallen down or anything, don't touch me. I may give you good service at my job. That does NOT make me your BFF. I don't care how judgmental or elitist you think I am...it is MY choice to be touched or not. Whew! Thanks for listening. I'm...
    missbellelettres missbellelettres 41-45, M Feb 19

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    iRot iRot 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    chavacc11 chavacc11 26-30, F Jul 28

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    utahwriter utahwriter 41-45, M Jun 7, 2014

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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 don't like people hugging me

    or being forced into hugging other people. Sheezus. Leave me be!
    lillyunbelievable21 lillyunbelievable21 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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

    Male/female, hot or not it angers me.
    Th3Ch3shir3Kat Th3Ch3shir3Kat 13-15, M Jun 9

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    After a few bad experiences in the past,

    I value my personal space more than I use to. I feel that a stranger is violating someone's personal space when they touch them in an inappropriate manner. And unless they want to be confronted or worse, strangers really need to keep their hands to themselves.
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 22-25, F Mar 19

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    But I do find myself touching my own ***

    and Staring๐Ÿ‘€ at my own *** in the๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ™ˆ mirror,ย is it weird that i enjoy touching my own ***?ย ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    sunshineh13 sunshineh13 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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    This reminded me of my father in law.

    I'm not NO CONTACT but I think there are boundaries depending on what sort of relationship you have. He didn't share that policy. When avoidance didn't work, I tried speaking frankly. When that didn't work, he got an elbow to the gut that knocked the wind out of him. The only...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 24

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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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    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

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    strangely, i am a very touchy person,

    but when someone else touches me without letting me know first it reeeeaally bothers me
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 16

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