I Don't Like Being Touched

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    If someone touch me I am repulsed. It feels like my skin is gone turn inside out in disgust. I have gotten accustome to handshakes, but only shortly, for short whiles. When I was a kid I was often beat up rather than loved, so perhaps some of my disgust to touch comes from that...
    Barlong Barlong
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 14, 2012

    I've never been abused.

    But I've never felt comfortable to touch or being touched by people every since I was a child. I'm asexual aromantic, I don't experience sexual attraction, and I also don't understand the need for the intimate relationship. I've never had sex, I'm virgin. I'm Agnostic. I like...
    Nonotu Nonotu
    26-30, F
    Mar 16, 2016

    I mean hand holding and hugging is nice,

    kissing is a little scary, but I can handle it. Anything besides that, makes me extremely uncomfortable and will most likely make me start crying. Judge me if you want, I don't care.
    Ashley1421 Ashley1421
    16-17, F
    1 Response Sep 1, 2014

    Don't get me wrong, I love to cuddle

    and get hugs from people I know and love, but there are a few situations that I just can't stand. For example, hands on my shoulders or back. Unless you're my friend and I've asked for a back massage, please don't. It's an even worse feeling when it's someone I've only said like...
    ahsfan445 ahsfan445
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 25, 2014

    I just realized that I flinch sometimes

    or get uncomfortable when people touch my knee or pat me.
    PetiteChica PetiteChica
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 1, 2016

    People are too friggin aggressive

    when it comes to physical contact...
    TheIceDragonReturns TheIceDragonReturns
    Mar 9, 2014

    I Don't Know Why

    I don't mind if my dad hugs me. My brother is okay. I get a little weird about my mom touching me. A few of my friends can get away with it and I don't really care. But anyone else and it makes my skin crawl. I hate when my teachers try to "reach out to me" and be the...
    ktgurl ktgurl
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 3, 2013

    Growing up I didn't mind physical contact,

    and acually I liked being physically close to someone. But it wasn't til last year in my 9th grade healthy living class, did I start hating being touched. There was this one boy, he was the most admired Freshman at school, I was in that awkward transition. I recently had my...
    PetraVecchio PetraVecchio
    18-21, F
    Feb 15, 2014

    Respect The Bubble

    I am not a hugger. It's awkward and uncomfortable for me. Sometimes I feel like people must think I'm cold or aloof. Even with my own family, I dread hellos and goodbyes and I love my family. When we were first married, my husbands grandmother complained about how unfriendly I...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Oct 7, 2013

    I can't stand being touched

    even by my husband. On good days its mildly ok. I don't like hugs or kissing. We go for weeks without sex. I like sex when I want it but I just don't want it that often because I do that want to be touched. I have ptsd due to secure abuse and rape.. Maybe that's why I hate...
    xxwhileshecriesxx xxwhileshecriesxx
    26-30, F
    3 Responses May 8, 2015

    I've never had a problem with it.

    But recently whenever I'm squished up the skin that is being touched starts tingling and feeling like I've been electrocuted. It only happens when I'm forced to sit right next to either my sister or a girl I hate. Its really weird and I hate it.
    LilystarOfNZ LilystarOfNZ
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 26, 2014
    GeorgiaAlicee GeorgiaAlicee
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 13, 2014

    I hate being touched by anyone.

    But nobody actually knows why but me...
    soulhyalie soulhyalie
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jan 8, 2016

    I don't know where it comes from.

    I don't like to be coddled or cuddled. I don't like to be pet like a dog. Hugs I can handle as long as they don't last all day but that's enough for me. I don't like being touched when I'm trying to sleep. I like the idea of the 1950's tv bedroom.
    BrokenBeauty301 BrokenBeauty301
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 14, 2014

    I like my private space,

    my bubble. People around me all seem to like keeping close to each other, touching hands legs, arms, shoulders, whatever. I can't stand being touched. I don't know why, if it's a complex, if I'm crazy or have emotional damage but I really don't like it. My mother died when I...
    Liz1795 Liz1795
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2014

    For obvious reasons (at least,

    in my opinion they're obvious), I just don't like being touched. If I know you, then the only things that are really acceptable to me are high fives, shoulder pats, and possibly hugs. Otherwise, basically anything else I'm not okay with.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 24, 2015

    Just Some Touches

    I don't hate all touches, but I hate being touched in a sexual manner. It just disgusts me. I know the difference between a good touch and a bad touch.
    veilednightmare veilednightmare
    31-35, F
    May 14, 2012

    It's Kind Of A Flaw In My DNA

    I've had this issue from the 3rd grade up until now. Whenever my a family member touches me or tries to hug me. Whenever one tries to fix my clothing or touch my hair or get a piece of food off my face I immediately get either annoyed or defensive. It's not a personal space...
    SpacedoutGracie SpacedoutGracie
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 11, 2013

    I Often Feel Yuky With Certain People

    i can handle my massage man giving me a massage but i dont have to undressĀ  but i am strange that i dont like a lot of people touching me like family or women of a certain nature or men who are aggressive or violent i have trouble being touched by my mother, father, sister and...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    Mar 1, 2011

    A bit of background info: I was abused growing

    up, physically, sexually and emotionally. Since moving to a the united states where that is illegal, most of the abuse has stopped but the emotional abuse hasn't. I'm used to enduring physical pain to the point where i think i separate myself from it and disappear into my own...
    hikarusan hikarusan
    Mar 14, 2016

    I've been like this for

    as long as I can remember. With my kids and relatives, I'm fine.. With some friends and strangers I struggle a bit. I tense up with an overwhelming feeling of being invaded, especially when it's unexpected.
    Lee124 Lee124
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Jan 2, 2016

    I'm an RN at a psych hospital

    and we have a new psychiatrist. I was his go to for troubleshooting problems as he is new to our meditech system and I am known as a super user in the hospital. There was a point where we were in the office and I was helping him figure out some quirk in the documentation system...
    Doomflower Doomflower
    31-35, F
    Dec 8, 2015

    I like my space and I am very careful not to

    brush against anyone in a crowd. I don't particularly like being hugged by anybody either.
    idunnoeven idunnoeven
    22-25, F
    May 12, 2015
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