I Don't Like to Be Touched By Strangers and Anybody But a Few

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    Another Not So Different Version Of The Story

    I've always been extremely introverted. I'm not nearly as much now as I used to be when I was younger, or little, mainly because I've been forced to have to deal with more social situations through school, college, and work settings. I'm still never entirely comfortable in any...
    cloudspoken cloudspoken
    26-30, F
    Feb 8, 2010

    Invasion

    I hate being touched when I don't know people well, and like them. I hate people who don't know you and think they're gonna be friendly putting a hand on your arm, when all they want is tame you for control. I feel it as a disgusting hypocrite invasion of my space. It's not a due...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 14, 2008

    Look But Don't Touch

    I just don't like being touched, period.  Snuggling on the couch during a movie is fine, but I hate girls who have to touch me 24/7 like they think I'll disappear or something.  Well, My best friend knows I don't like that stuff, and I was recently at his bachelor...
    SpiritualFighter SpiritualFighter
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Feb 23, 2010

    I Can't Even Hug My Parents Properly...

    I can't, I truly cannot. People always hold me tighter and longer because I don't give them "real hugs". It never works and they just end up creating a longer awkward situation. It's not that I'm trying to be rude, I just can't stand it and the longer they hold me there the worse...
    ashleyxxpiano ashleyxxpiano
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 12, 2010

    I Don't Like To Be Touched

    Hi. I realised relatively recently that I don't like to be touched. It is probably a large part of why I don't like sex, which is a different problem. I like hugs from my partner and our daughter, but I don't even really like hugging my own mum. When I was pregnant, my partner's...
    darkhorsespirit darkhorsespirit
    46-50
    1 Response Dec 10, 2010

    STAY Out of My Territorial Bubble!!

    I've always shied away from being touched by people I don't know very well. It's not a product of abuse or anything. It's just a defensive reflex for me to be very aware when someone enters my territorial bubble. My bubble is a 3-foot psychic zone around my body that is mine...
    hairylady hairylady
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Sep 27, 2008

    Cruelty

    i'm not afraid of being touched by anyone except authority figures being restrained and not being able commit the right to defend myself really makes me feel terrible it's not like i'm robbing some one or hurting anyone i'm just smoking a joint they really go all out on us...
    aritocrate aritocrate
    18-21
    Nov 10, 2010

    Don't Touch Me

    I don't like being touched. I think it's mostly because of the sensation. I never liked touching things. I still wont use moose or gel on my hair because I don't like how it feels. When I was little I was very sensitive. I still don't like touching my hair when it's wet but I'll...
    NotApplicable NotApplicable
    22-25, F
    Oct 14, 2011

    Only One Person Can

    I dont like to hug, even family members.it makes me feel awkward. Though I love to hold hands and to be very effectionate with my love. Handshakes are just fine, but even a slight touch on my shoulder or hand makes me flinch.
    25596588995Slush 25596588995Slush
    36-40
    1 Response Nov 21, 2012

    Pulling Away

    I am not as averse to touch as some of the people in this group likely are, but it still makes me pretty uncomfortable. I don’t like men to touch me. It’s an invasion. I only like it, if I’m the one who starts it, and I never start it without feeling comfortable. It’s not...
    TheManEater TheManEater
    22-25, F
    Sep 25, 2011

    It Just Creeps Me Out..

    I don't like people to touch me at all until they've come into an "accepted circle" within my mind. Then, I really don't mind at all. I'm very touchy with girlfriends, love to hold them, be held, massage, kiss .. But it really makes me cranky when some stranger does so much as...
    orledyn orledyn
    22-25
    Nov 11, 2010

    Dont Like to Be Touched

    Seriously. Don't touch me, or I will kill you with my bare hands. Loffles. I don't wanna be touched. I will get angry.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 10, 2009

    I'm A Bit Of A Hypocrite.

    I'm very much a touchy-feely kind of person. Be it objects or other people. But I HATE being touched by others. I don't know why it irks me so much. Sure, I don't mind at all if it's a friend. They're a friend after all, and know how and who I am. But if it's a friendly...
    lawlomuffins lawlomuffins
    16-17
    Jul 20, 2010

    Strange People Stay Away

    I have this invisible bubble around me that I only want certain people to pass through. Some people pass through it and when they touch me I feel most uncomfortable. I think this is normal. I've become a bit more lenient with who I let into my bubble, only because for some...
    LylaRocks LylaRocks
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 12, 2013

    Hands Off

    I've never liked being touched.  People have often taken me for rude, stuck up or cold because of it.  Why do people think it's within their right to touch me, hug me, or rub my arm (the worst of them)?  Then when I pull or shy away, I'm the one who's being rude...
    carfluffy carfluffy
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Sep 14, 2009

    No Touchies!

    Strangers putting their hands on me to any degree has always bothered me.  I am such a don't-touch-me person!  I especially hate hugs and shoulder rubs from people that I either do not know or do not consider close.  I didn't even hug my best friend until I'd known...
    Zaipher Zaipher
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Aug 4, 2008

    Crossing The Line

    I've never been a touchy feely person. I don't hug my parents...ever. They know how I am and know I love them, so they're cool with it. I hug my grandparents because I feel obligated, I hug my Aunt because she likes to torture me ad it's easier to just give in, and I hug whoever...
    FiveByFive303 FiveByFive303
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 27, 2011

    Use Your Words

    C'mon now man, use your words to talk to me, not your hands okay. The constant grabbing of my arm, or putting your hands on me while you tell a story just bugs me. I just can't handle all the energy I pick up from other peoples touch. Unless I can take a second and prepare...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 23, 2010

    Need Help With This Silly Fear

    When people touch me, my first reaction is to flinch... Step back and prepare to fight... Not the way most people react to being touched, but it's the product of the things that happened between my mother and I. Now that I'm older though, I really wish I could get these feelings...
    bommer537 bommer537
    18-21, M
    May 25, 2012

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    One final post. I really want to say thank you to all the people I've met here. Like honestly I'm so greatful because I met so many people that are just so cool and genuinely care...
    TheMoonIsFallingDown TheMoonIsFallingDown
    22-25, M
    Apr 21
    Goodbye experience project. Without you I'd be dead. This place has been a comfort for me and I am tearful thinking all these memories are now gone. My stories are gone, who I am...
    BeCautious1 BeCautious1
    16-17, M
    1 Response Apr 21
    Accidentally found ep about a year ago. It's helped me cope with life. I've kept up with some of you some know some don't. I wanted to connect with some of you but some seemed so...
    gregloa gregloa
    51-55, M
    Apr 21
    I'll be at work the rest of the day until EP closes. I'll be at the new EP when it opens up, but not sure if I will setup anywhere else yet. Until I meet everyone again sometime...
    crystalkid crystalkid
    41-45, M
    Apr 21
    I will miss EP. Thankfully I am lucky enough to have met a few people I will never forget and especially a special someone here. We are together today and having a wonderful time...
    Doomflower Doomflower
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 21
    So I will just say see you soon ep. I made a lot of good friends on here. They have helped me get thru one the hardest times of my life. Might never have made it out of the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 21
    This page has been a resource of support when I felt like the whole world would be against me. I am very sad to see you go entertainment project.
    v0lition v0lition
    41-45, F
    Apr 20
    Hate them! I've made so many good friends on here that it's going to take me ages to contact everyone individually to say good bye. But you all know who you are. Good bye and good...
    Mick672 Mick672
    41-45, M
    1 Response Apr 20
    Goodbye to all those I have touched base with on EP . I have made some nice friends here and had some lovely conversations. If anyone wishes to continue please PM me and we discuss...
    Sj1976uk Sj1976uk
    36-40, M
    1 Response Apr 20
    Goodbye my EP friends, i wish happiness and love for you all because of the openness, warmth and love you have extended to me. I love you and may god give his guardian angels...
    Destinyhope30 Destinyhope30
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 20
    Don't like goodbyes but it happens. Since i'll probably be asleep as EP closes, i'll take this as my last post. Great site, despite the negative stuff I've encountered. I enjoyed...
    SparkofDecency SparkofDecency
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 20
    I just changed my reality to one I like a lot better. The opportunity came and I reached out and grabbed the proverbial brass ring. (Has anyone ever seen a merry-go-round with a...
    9minute 9minute
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 20
    But here it is: goodbye EP world. It's been nice knowing you
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 20
    Simple and sincere language. I wish more people would listen to a song like this, because it deserves some ears. The content is not rly that applicable, but I'll set this as a...
    SparkofDecency SparkofDecency
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 19
    But have to say in couple of days, so why not now! Its a good-bye EP and to all members and friends. I really found some good friends here and few very amazing people too. This...
    SsL919 SsL919
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 19
    I just don't find them necessary. Is that good or bad? My chest is flat so I don't think it helps nothing. X)
    GiddyX GiddyX
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 18
    That feeling when you hear, "Alright, I guess this is it." And then you hear everyone say "Yeah, I guess so, too. That's quite a journey, isn't it?" And i'm standing...
    SparkofDecency SparkofDecency
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 18
    I don't like talking on the phone, no. However, it is nice to talk every once in a while. Just to hear your voice.
    ToughKitty ToughKitty
    31-35, F
    11 Responses Apr 18
    I don't like goodbyes no one likes goodbye's But sometimes goodbyes can be good Still very hard but good My auntie had a husband that beat her for years she use to sell...
    Dessily Dessily
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 17
    OH MY GOD, this dude between his 60s that I never met started calling me baby LEAVE ME ALONE
    Meduchan Meduchan
    13-15, M
    1 Response Apr 17
    I'm seriously going to miss EP so before they decide to shut down EP indefinitely I just want to say thank you to the creat or's... you gave us all a place to vent, ask ridiculous...
    Notquitesurewhatimdoinghere Notquitesurewhatimdoinghere
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 16
    It's not the people, it's the decision(s) that bother me the most. Now don't get me wrong we all make stupid decisions in this life. That's how we progress right? As we get...
    flibsley flibsley
    31-35, M
    Apr 15
    Dear Beloved EP Friends, I know I will see many of you at R2T, or Exp2 in the near future, so this is not good-bye. But we are experiencing an eviction of sorts—a forced...
    WindSylph WindSylph
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Apr 15
    http://exp2.xyz/ Awesome new version of EP, lots of nice ideas in it which I had in mind before and I even suggested but EP told me that they can't take into consideration, like...
    MissGaga MissGaga
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Apr 14
    I will just say there is a special place in Hell for those who hurt children and animals!!
    clarktm1275 clarktm1275
    36-40, M
    Apr 14
    Feint- We Won't Be Alone https://youtu.be/SItIaWAjI_4
    ArrowPewPew ArrowPewPew
    18-21
    Apr 13
    I learned my lesson, don't wear pull on leather boots in Humid weather, you will never get out of them, wear boots with a side zipper like these, LOL:)
    JennyTom JennyTom
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 13
    Constant troll war after troll war. It was just so irritating and annoying as heck, to be made the butt of the joke by some obviously moronic internet trolls who tried to harass...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 12
    For the last time...I was not drunk. It's a long story, I was on this website that was supposed to be satirical and tried to convince a group of trolls to leave my favorite...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 12
    Reminds me of my stepfather who would abuse me in way I don't like so I told myself I'll never be with a drunk or a man that has goatee /beard or a lot of facial hair is a turn off...
    LucidxxShivery LucidxxShivery
    26-30, F
    Apr 12
    Cant blame EP cuz its so wonderful,meeting new people everyday! Lotsa connections n bonding n thus I cant resist my self from login inn every 10 mins or so hahahaha I have my exams...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 12
    It seems like that is all that there is out in the world, people with the wrong intentions. Just be honest and don't hold anything in. Maybe it'll hurt, but I'm a strong person, I...
    NothingGoodIsLeft NothingGoodIsLeft
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 11
    Goodnight who else doesn't log off EP
    LucidxxShivery LucidxxShivery
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 10
    LOVE IT WHEN... I wrote this 3 years ago... I thought it might be fun, and even appropriate to bring it back before the lights go out here on EP for good. Love it when you come...
    WindSylph WindSylph
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Apr 10
    Three years ago I wrote about my circle as if it were a neighborhood. I asked everyone to post something on their status and I’d take that status and build it into a story...
    WindSylph WindSylph
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Apr 10
    An open letter to ExperienceProject team; The day I received an email with a subject "Until We Meet Again", I had a fuzzy feeling but doubting that it's bad. Until I read it, and...
    Beliebingxx Beliebingxx
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 10
    ok.... so I thought I had friends I found out with a hard tight way. years ago a few months before my sister died I had a few freinds over. jon and ron two brothers who came from...
    dailyracingdadboy dailyracingdadboy
    26-30, M
    Apr 9
    I don't have to be grateful if I don't want to. I don't have to be grateful that I'm cuter and richer than all of you! so stop telling me to be :)
    kindaspoilt kindaspoilt
    13-15, F
    Apr 9
    If you're in for a rebound then go play ball not on someone's heart! I'm nice but anyone can be so bad when get hurt so don't even try. XD
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 9
    I hate those words. Stems from my Grandfather walking out the door with "Goodbye" , I never saw him again as he died later that day. I must have said "I love you" or something...
    junedrops junedrops
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 9
    I like how some of my top dog haters and others are leaving EP. Stay tune, I might have a few things to say about them. I can't when they're here, reasons being valid. Connections...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee
    70+, F
    3 Responses Apr 8
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