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I Don't Like Being Touched By Strangers

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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...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 20 Responses Nov 2, 2008

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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...
    Brandi5 Brandi5 26-30, F Nov 7, 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...
    choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl 41-45, F 7 Responses Jan 28, 2009

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    Creeper. - i am a very touchy person, but if i dont know you, back off. really, it just makes you look like a creeper. which i would think is never a good thing.  
    gypsysoul gypsysoul 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 28, 2009

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    Dude Really? - So I don't like being touched in general, but for someone I don't even know to touch me it ****** me off. At school there is this one guy who always pats me on the...
    justexisting89 justexisting89 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2011

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    For That Matter... - ...it even weirds me out to be touched by anyone, even if I know them. I'm really not a touchy-feely kind of person, so please respect my personal space and...
    Tuva Tuva 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 8, 2011

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    Strangers Why!?!?!?!?!? - I hate when strangers touch me so freaking bad, mainly because its always innapropriate touches they give me. Like at church and church events that same...
    Sc00tal00 Sc00tal00 18-21, F Jun 8, 2012

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    Please Don't Kiss Me! - I really don't like being touched by strangers.. I have to know you well. But what I really dislike is when you meet someone for the first time and they...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 24, 2012

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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...
    ELSAhugsyou ELSAhugsyou 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Makes My Skin Crawl - ICK! I live in a happy little bubble where a select few are welcomed. If YOU are not welcomed in, please keep your hands to yourself. Unfortunately I work...
    sassyg1rl sassyg1rl 36-40, F Jun 24, 2012

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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...
    Jan 20, 2013

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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...
    babylove13 babylove13 18-21, F May 27, 2012

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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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    People Think Because Im Heavily Tattooed They Can Grab My Arm Etc - I have a full sleeve so people i dont know think they can grab my arm and pull it around to have a good look. I...
    swimorsink swimorsink 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2011

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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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    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...
    emilyreallyexists emilyreallyexists 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 29, 2008

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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...
    ReDariel ReDariel 18-21, F 1 Response May 7, 2013

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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...
    Soozles Soozles 46-50, F 5 Responses Jun 16, 2010

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    No I Don't - When I was 15, I had a bad experience with that...I haven't really told anyone but my parents and just one friend. It's not really a big deal once you know the whole...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F 9 Responses Apr 6, 2011

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    Keep Your Hand's To Yourself. - When I am meeting sombody for the first time I have no problem shakeing hand's but that is where it stop's. I am a polite person with a simple rule...
    Robert1256 Robert1256 51-55, M 6 Responses Jan 9, 2011

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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...
    HeavenBesideYou HeavenBesideYou 41-45, F 15 Responses Jan 28, 2009

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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...
    kittycat101303 kittycat101303 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2009

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    Strangers And My Hair :( - I have spiral curls and stranger's often follow a compliment by touching it or asking if it's real. I hate it when people touch my hair so much I cut and...
    Kaycen Kaycen 26-30, F Jul 5, 2012

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    Touch Me Not. - I don't like being touched by strangers. When they offer their hand to shake, I refuse. And I cringe. I get ticked off when someone touches my walker when they pass...
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T Sep 29, 2012

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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...
    fungirl21 fungirl21 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2011

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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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    Cant Touch This - if i dont know you on first name basis get your greasy paws off my silky draws lol but seriously guys think cuz im pretty and used tot he attention its okay to...
    justjoni justjoni 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2012

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    Hell, I don't like being touched by ANYONE
    WatchOutItsKyle WatchOutItsKyle 16-17, M Feb 11

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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...
    elling245 elling245 36-40, F Oct 21, 2013

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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...
    LMISMinsky LMISMinsky 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 6, 2013

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    Quit Touching Me! - I do not like to be touched. Even by my friends and family. But at least them I can tolerate most days I hate when people I don't know touch me. My kids were in...
    astonehocker astonehocker 26-30 Aug 19, 2012

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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 18-21, F Oct 22, 2013

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    Crazy Juipsy Dance - Read it in a dark room, where twenty men drink their drink and spends his free time. Not naked ... worse than naked.On long black hair red rose..black stocking...
    skyfone464 skyfone464 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2013

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    Dislike Being Touched - I just don't like being touched by strangers and even people that i know.. its just i don't feel comfortable around certain people and people i don't know...
    CoolRockerChic CoolRockerChic 22-25, F Apr 8, 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...
    seccrett seccrett 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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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...
    iceheartblues iceheartblues 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 27, 2012

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    Please Don't - The one thing that makes me crazy is when people grab my arm when they are talking to me. Especially if i don't know you, I can tolerate it from some of my friends...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 19, 2010

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    Also My Mom?.... - I hate to be touched by strangers, just because it grosses me out. how do you know where they've been. I'm not that great with touching friends ither, but I've...
    Gleestar Gleestar 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 8, 2012

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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...
    draganaeros draganaeros 22-25, M Feb 22, 2013

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    I Found It Strange... - I don't why...or what is so special about me,but I'm often got touched by strangers.Especially by foreign guys,they might find it pleasant and flirty,but i...
    MissAgni MissAgni 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 19, 2012

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    Public Transport - Every Thursday and Friday I come home on the train from the big city down to my small station. Never fail, no matter WHERE or how early I get on the train, I...
    ThisIsMediocritiesOldAcc ThisIsMediocritiesOldAcc 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2012

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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...
    MadamSinwell MadamSinwell 18-21, F Feb 4

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    That's an awful possibility every time I use public transportation u.u
    lila5 lila5 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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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...
    Cleverbot Cleverbot 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 11

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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...
    swordsaint swordsaint 22-25, M Aug 25, 2011

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Sep 23, 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...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 9 Responses Jan 28, 2009

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    ~ A Simple Handshake ~ - Well I'm not a big fan of touching like all the people who have joined this group x) I don't like being hugged in particular by anyone. It's just not...
    Mockingbird0 Mockingbird0 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2011

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    I Dont Life To Be Touched By Anyone. - If a stray limb brushed against mine i panic and began to twitch. I rarely leave the house because of this, i can't be hugged and if i shake...
    aliceXIONU aliceXIONU 18-21, F Aug 1, 2012

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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...
    DiesSomnium DiesSomnium 31-35 Aug 5, 2012

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