I Hate Being Touched

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    I Have Always Felt Awkward When Someone Touches Me

    It takes a lot for me to allow someone to touch me. Even my husband. He knows sometimes I say I don't want to be touched but really its about 98% of the time. I keep my feelings inside and I think to myself its almost over. And especially if a stranger touches me I feel dirty and...
    acn0510 acn0510
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 16, 2012

    But there is one person I'll allow to touch me

    <3 (whether it be hugs, holding hands, cuddling, kissing... Or something else)
    AfterFall AfterFall
    22-25, F
    Mar 22, 2015
    dominick6 dominick6
    16-17, M
    1 Response Sep 7, 2014

    Always Have, Always Will

    I always knew I wasn't the touchy-feely sort. As a child, I hated being picked up. My earliest memories are screaming to be put back down and struggling to get out of my mother's grip. Later, I invented an extreme fear of heights so that no one would pick me up. My mother isn't...
    kikis2 kikis2
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Apr 3, 2012

    I Don't Get It.

    I can't understand why but i hate it when people touch me. Even when people get to close to me. It makes me nervous, almost scared. People laugh at me because i back away when they get close. I can't get over it, its like an instinct now. Even when my friends try to give me hugs...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 22, 2011

    I Have A Question To Ask

    I hope this is not offensive at all, but I found this group only this morning, I  read a few stories, made a few comments, wrote my own little story......and then continured to think about it for the rest of the day.  I have this theory you see, that I would...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Sep 9, 2010

    I'm Like That Kid, Powder

    I feel things from people when they touch me and i don't like it. I don't mean like i get goose bumps or butterflies in my tummy either, i am talking about stuff i don't want to see or know about. I must avoid crowds with the potential of having to brush up against a lot of...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 16, 2010

    Being Touched Suddenly.

    I can't stand being touched suddenly, it scares me, I get very anxious when that happens. Most of the time when someone touches me I pull away very quickly. I mean, what gives? I don't know when it started but I know one thing for sure: I really, really hate it. Being touched...
    Winterbass Winterbass
    18-21, M
    Jul 2, 2012

    I Am This Way

    Baffling as it is, I literally cringe when people touch me. Or even get too close. I have learned to not allow it to affect my interaction with my children but I admit, it is not easy. I have no idea where this comes from but I have always struggled with it. Bless my husband's...
    PrecariousMe PrecariousMe
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 21, 2011

    I don't hate like when someone taps me

    or things like that but I can't stand being hugged or tickled I'm very ticklish. I hate it when people put their arm around my neck . I hate when someone holds my hand. I hate when people grab me around the waist. I don't know why I hate mostly being hugged from the back.
    herealways2017 herealways2017
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Nov 7, 2014

    I make my partner uncomfortable

    when I pull away from his hugs which is 100% understandable. I want him to hug me but I just get all self conscious when someone touches me. He seems to take it personally, as though he has done something wrong. I want to explain but I feel like I'll just sound like a drama...
    bonsimba bonsimba
    22-25, F
    Oct 7, 2015

    Don'T Touch Me...

    My friends are the worse with the whole touching and same with my sister! I can tolerate the touching if I'm in a relationship and we're officially a couple or something but if me and you are just friends or something like that...it makes me feel uncomfortable, its horrible with...
    thatoddgirl thatoddgirl
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 11, 2013

    I'm not sure why, but sometimes

    when I'm touched, I absolutely HATE it. It differs for every person. For instance, whenever my step dad touches me (like pats my shoulder or back or something) I just shrink away and feel absolutely disgusting. I want to scratch at the place he touched, take like 15 showers, get...
    starfilledeyes starfilledeyes
    16-17, T
    Dec 16, 2015

    I hate when people hug,

    nudge, poke, or brush against me in the hall. Even if my closest friend hugs me, I tense up and feel awkward. I don't say anything to her, but to other people, I just ignore them.
    MysteriousDragon MysteriousDragon
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 26, 2015

    It just makes me scared

    and I run off the only people I trust are friends and my family (teachers)
    deleted deleted
    Jun 15, 2015

    I only like when certain people touch me

    but most people... It just irks me
    NetflixObsessed NetflixObsessed
    16-17, F
    Jul 5, 2015

    Do not ******* touch me.

    Ugh!! I like to hug my best friends, and I don't mind them hugging me back, but anyone who I'm not close like that with, back the fuckk off. It just makes me feel awkward and weird and odd and small and trapped when I'm touched by others and I hate it. It doesn't have a negative...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 4, 2014

    It is irksome to have people in my personal

    space. If I invite you in, great. No worries. But when you invade my personal space, I feel so uncomfortable and violated. I hate it. I like a lot of space. I like to feel free. People takr offence when there is nothing to be offended about. I lile my space. I am entitled...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 15, 2015

    I absolutely hate it

    when people touch without my permission especially when it's on the back. I don't have a problem with that is my hair
    dominick6 dominick6
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Jan 29, 2015

    I hate people's hands on me.

    I hate people who try to console me with their touch. I hate when people grope me to try to get me turned on. I become very uncomfortable. I have almost no natural inclination to touch other people. The only time I'll allow someone to touch me is during intercourse. Otherwise...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 4, 2015

    Hate people touching my waist ,

    when being hugged there - hand on the waist -tickled - anything with people touching my waist I freak out I get uncomfortable / feel disgusting - feel fat - and just tense I have had no experience with sexual abuse but I have a maybe eating disorder? I guess since I have notice...
    Littlefoxy Littlefoxy
    18-21, F
    Nov 15, 2015

    It's one of the many things about having

    Asperger's Syndrome. People with Asperger's Syndrome generally don't like being touched. I hate it. Don't touch me.
    Wolflover1999 Wolflover1999
    16-17, M
    1 Response Nov 13, 2015

    Not my face.. Definitely not my hair.

    ..nasty hands people lol
    apperentlyicanthavemynameagain apperentlyicanthavemynameagain
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 5, 2015


    There's something that happened to me that's a big part in why I hate being touched:  I've been raped several times.  It still happens to me a lot and it scares me and haunts me almost everyday.  :((  I feel guilty when it happens.  The first time it...
    xXDarkDesirerXx xXDarkDesirerXx
    16-17, M
    23 Responses Dec 15, 2009


    Trauma does that to you. No, I'm not telling you what it is. Sorry if I came off as rude but... it's just personal ya know? I just wanted to get it off my chest
    MissingIdentidy MissingIdentidy
    26-30, F
    Apr 19, 2012

    I'm trying to get accustomed to being touched

    but I can't. It just nauseates me and makes my skin crawl and it just makes me feel like I'm about to pass out
    jacithepanda jacithepanda
    13-15, F
    Jul 18, 2014

    I hate when people touch be

    and when they touch my back I die in pain
    dominick6 dominick6
    16-17, M
    1 Response Aug 30, 2014

    Ok. If I touch you that doesn't mean you can

    touch me back. I touch a lot of people, family, friends, even strangers. But if you so much as poke me back I will personally kill you, probably with my katana. I don't know why but physical contact has always bothered me.
    Samchezz Samchezz
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 4, 2014

    Only certain people can touch me

    as much as they want. 99.87657% of the population does not qualify for that right. Don't touch back up I'm not the one bye bye
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 9, 2014

    I have had a massive Phobia of being touched

    since I was fours old it ruins my life. But I try and live every day as I can
    fluke19 fluke19
    31-35, F
    Sep 7, 2014

    Peeve Of Mine

    I don't like being touched except by my girlfriend (and then guess why). But i hate it when people casually touch you or bump into you. Even shaking peoples hands is aggravating. I hate being touched, by anyone, for most any reason.
    egrishin egrishin
    2 Responses Oct 29, 2011

    I hate having people bump me,

    I hate people standing close to me. I hate being grabbed. I hate the hugs. I hate being touched by others. It makes me very uncomfortable and stuff.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 5, 2015


    if you touch me i will most likely react violently. theres always someone out to get my head, how do i not know its you? i am not fast enough to stop a reflex (yet) and my first reflex when touched is lock somethin and break it.
    knucklez knucklez
    18-21, M
    Feb 22, 2009
    kentlim00 kentlim00
    16-17, M
    1 Response Feb 22, 2015

    I hate being touched,

    I was inappropriately touched as a kid by two different men and my sister played mind games with me constantly. I absolutely hate when anyone even gets close to me and let alone touch me. Ill physically move away and I get weird looks Mainly with family I just feel the need to...
    LastNameSmith1996 LastNameSmith1996
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 6, 2015

    I Hate This

    up until the past couple years i've been fine, but now i dont know what happened. I just hate when someone touches me i think it is the worst feeling in the world. even if it just like a brush i hate it, it makes me cringe. I get really pissed off and flip out at someone if they...
    cookiemonster1234 cookiemonster1234
    16-17, F
    Feb 26, 2012

    I Am Abused

    I am beat up every school day at school by bullies.  it gets so bad that I bleed, so when ever anyone touches me, even hugs me, I have a lot of hesitation.  it doesn't matter who it is...  
    xXDarkDesirerXx xXDarkDesirerXx
    16-17, M
    16 Responses Oct 25, 2009

    I Generally Don't Like It...

    I don't like being touched. It gives me a weird general sort of creepy feeling. I like to think of myself as kind of in a bubble and that's my private space. So when I touch someone I feel like I am invading some ones private space. I cant stand to get hugs from my family. For...
    LadyLuna3356 LadyLuna3356
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Nov 19, 2010

    Lol... I Say "Dont Touch Me!

    " Like 19 Times A Day. xD
    ChocolateCloud ChocolateCloud
    16-17, F
    Sep 2, 2014

    friends and family, ok

    but guys... it freaks me out... i have to really like you to let you touch me.. i have to trust you and guys kinda arent looking for that
    Breeze82b Breeze82b
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 6, 2015

    Okay it's not touch itself

    since I'm okay with a handful of my relatives being near me and two people that I'm completely comfortable with touching me (which I really enjoy). It really boils down to people. I adjust myself to keep my bubble clear most of the time in a considerate manner but once in awhile...
    RogueBarroness RogueBarroness
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 23, 2015

    I Hate It When Anyone Touches Me.

    ..I Get Very Sexual And Then I'm Over Here Like ._.
    Txni Txni
    13-15, M
    1 Response Nov 26, 2014

    I'm really sensitive,

    so the slightest touch freaks me out. I've screamed when I was poked by my friend and smacked her across the face. If I hug you it's different, but even then I pull away quickly. Sometimes if it's a really close friend I could hug them forever, but then I get nervous and have a...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 12, 2015

    I was molested and raped

    and ever since I hate being touched especially by men... I don't know why things like this happens but I wish it didn't.... know one ever cared enough to ask me why I don't like being touch they just assume I'm dumb... or ever really talked to bout what happened to me
    cattie1283 cattie1283
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 8, 2014

    Un-happy to Say the Least!

    I've always had the same feelings and thoughts, as far back as my memory will go! I do have a terrible memory, but I think I have subconsciously buried some of them away. To the best of my knowledge I don't think I ever suffered any abuse, which could cause this type of fear to...
    babyscouse babyscouse
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 26, 2009
    deleted deleted
    Jun 15, 2015

    I'm not sure why ,I just really hate hugs

    and stuff . Now don't get me wrong I love people ,there just the most fascinating thing ever but I can't stand them hugging me.i haven't hugged anyone in my family in years and my friends sometimes sneak up behind me and hug me just to annoy me but If I had a choice I wouldn't...
    Life8227 Life8227
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 4, 2014

    This guy in my class came over

    and sat next to me then hugged me (I didn't hug back), and he started playing with my hair, and this isn't the first time he did this. It's just weird, the only people who can touch me are people I actually like.
    Alecea21 Alecea21
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 5, 2015

    A Woman Is..............

    A woman is a Sister A woman is a Wife A woman is an Aunt A woman is a Daughter A woman is meant to be protected no matter the cost A woman is the giver of life and of nurturing A woman is the foundation of strength to a man A woman is the world's heartbeat Her tears Her...
    EnchantingMinx EnchantingMinx
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 21, 2012
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