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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Keep Your Hands To Yourself!

    Besides my loved ones, I will react physically (and not in a good way, plus it will hurt) if a strangers tries to touch me. There is no law in the United States that gives anyone the right to molest me.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Feb 5, 2012

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    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

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    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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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 4 Responses Sep 27, 2008

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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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    It actually saddens me that we spend so much time in our earlier years caring what other people thought of us or striving for that ever elusive "popularity." In my younger years, I...
    AKLady15 AKLady15 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    My college tutor is starting to **** me off. I'm meant to be doing a sponsored walk right now but as we were waiting for everyone to arrive my tutor comes in and asks me who I'm...
    jolley2k jolley2k 18-21, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Life is too short to worry about whether you like me or not. Who cares if you don't, there's probably a good chance that I don't like you either.
    AutumnBliss AutumnBliss 46-50, F 4 Responses May 2

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    Includes but definitely isn't limited to most of these "elders" I should be respecting. Yeah ******* right. Take that **** and shove it up your rear end till it comes out the other...
    H8M4CH1N3 H8M4CH1N3 13-15, M 1 Response May 14

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    Who cares if you people don't like me, think I'm weird, think I'm to quiet, etc. if you don't like it. **** off. You keep to your group of friends and I'll keep to myself
    bingbongtingtongg bingbongtingtongg 18-21, F 1 Response May 16

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    Perhaps I don't really belong in this group, seeing as how I'm the one that usually says goodbye. I guess that doesn't mean I like them. And I truly don't. When you create a...
    DisappearIntoSilence DisappearIntoSilence 31-35, F 7 Responses May 19

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    That's it i understand some of you are shocked when you email me hello or hi or try to understand more about me in small talk. But why i end up snapping is because YOU are some of...
    DriftingLeaf DriftingLeaf 18-21 6 days ago

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    I use the pill. I don't like condoms because they make sex feel artificial, like I want skin to skin, not skin to rubber. It feels nice but nothing beats actual human touch. xx
    ThatGirlSara2 ThatGirlSara2 18-21, F 21 Responses May 1

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    I noticed this isn't a popular topic but thought I'd post here again anyway. I've always been a peace keeper in the family. I dislike arguing unless I feel I not allowed to voice...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F May 3

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    So, my uncle's girlfriend invited my to their daughter (my cousin's) first birthday. The problem is, that I don't want to go. She is one of those people who wants other people to...
    kico4 kico4 16-17, F May 12

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    I don't like saying goodbye when I have company and then when they have to leave I get really teary and then I start to cry when they Half to leave I do not want them to go but...
    PonyTailsGirl24 PonyTailsGirl24 46-50, F May 19

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    I don't like says goodbyes it's feel sad, and I don't want something to end
    ElizabethThompson ElizabethThompson 16-17, F 1 Response May 19

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    I don't like them because the love of my life promised she wouldn't leave me but she did.
    23fly41 23fly41 16-17, F 1 Response May 19

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    I don't like to know people are looking at me, basically. Lately, for unknown reasons I've been making more eye contact when I talk to people (y'know, as opposed to glancing...
    ambivalentFriability ambivalentFriability 18-21 1 Response May 20

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    I don't like babies Idk kids aren't my thing I can be protective but idk I'm awkward with them Won't play Holding them is weird for me
    MyaA13 MyaA13 13-15, F May 22

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    Story one: I heard some thumping noises under my bathroom sink. I opened it up to find this giant wolf spider (who I lovingly named Bob) trying to get out. I was all like, 'oh heck...
    LyraAlluse LyraAlluse 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I like being the teaser, but I don't like being the teased. It just ****** me off to no end. I don't know why. I can't explain why. Just irks me.
    MisunderstoodGirl69 MisunderstoodGirl69 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I simply don't like the way I look.
    MagicEyes95 MagicEyes95 18-21, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    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 1 Response May 12

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    you know how I don't spank kids? Well, I'm changing my rule IF I had the chance Inwouldbt hesitate I would GLADY pull my daughter's bully OTK! I have suspected it for months but...
    cheekyhannah36 cheekyhannah36 36-40, F 4 Responses 9 hrs ago