I Sometimes Don't Want to Be Touched

Firm believer in "personal space bubbles" 459 People

    OOooh, I Just Saw

    Someone wrote that they hate to have their face touched.  I am completely like that!!  When someone touches my face, it seems like I can actually feel the bacteria and dirt they're depositing on my skin.  Other times, I can't stand to be touched in general: like...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 16, 2007


    you are a close friend. Otherwise, I will give you a handshake. My close friends know not to poke or grab me. I hate being grabbed, and I hate when people think that they've seen me around so they can feel free to touch me. Maybe they think this because I hug my friends in excess...
    Maxine13 Maxine13
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 24, 2007

    I Just Need A Moment

    There are times when I hate, I mean hate to be touched.  It usually happens when I am mad or upset.  Some people like to be held when they are upset, but I usually want to be left alone.  My fiance, god bless him, loves to try and console me by just holding me.  I hate it and...
    ImNotGood ImNotGood
    31-35, F
    Jun 19, 2011


    I hate it when my boy friend touches me most of the time. And I REALLY hate it when people touch my face. I usually nip at them when they try. Sometimes I just hate it when people touch me at all, unless I like give them permission to do it or something. It's really weird but...
    Trixies Trixies
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 25, 2007

    Oh, Yeah.

    Especially if I'm upset. If you touch me, and I'm mad, or don't want to be touched, I tend to react badly, and have a difficult time resisting the instinct to lash out, physically.  
    iFortiTude iFortiTude
    7 Responses Mar 4, 2009

    at times i don't want to be touched by anyone

    at all by no human beings it used to always be like that but I'm getting better at letting some people touch me like wanting to hug me or or shake hands but as far as putting your arms around my shoulder it won't happen unless your a woman i really like otherthan that you might...
    masterLLL masterLLL
    56-60, M
    1 Response Sep 5, 2015

    Can I get something clear?

    I like cuddling and maybe hickeys, look nice( there adorable) but cuddling and spooning while trying to sleep? Nope.I hate it.your on one side of the bed I'm on the another. And if you try to cuddle me in the day ( in private of course) I might say yes I might say no. It all...
    OmegaLove OmegaLove
    16-17, F
    Oct 4, 2015

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    bettyccaa bettyccaa
    26-30, F
    Sep 6, 2015

    I Don'T Really Know Why

    Sometimes I just can't stand the feeling of being touched, most especially by strangers. I think that's an OCD thing. I also hate being touched by friends a lot of the time, I really do think it's an OCD thing and not a PTSD thing, but my psych used to say the OCD is a result of...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    Apr 2, 2013

    Touchy People Annoy Me

    It drives me crazy when someone just softly touches me on the shoulder in conversation or when someone leans over and touches me or how it was in school, guys touching my butt or tripping me or flirting. It pissed me off and still does!
    leanachain leanachain
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 5, 2009

    Kids Don't Understand

    Monster and his classmates don't seem to understand "personal space". I wish they did as sometimes I just feel hassled when I help out in the classroom. Also for my son at the table... why is he trying to get under my arm while I'm trying to eat?
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 9, 2009

    In Certain Situations

    Whether or not I enjoy being touched depends in large part on circumstances.  For example, if I'm naked, disoriented, and sealed in a room with hundreds on manic depressive porcupines - I don't like being touched.
    ElLagarto ElLagarto
    56-60, M
    7 Responses Jan 20, 2008

    I Feel Bad....

    I love my boyfriend to death, and I love for him to hold, kiss, and cuddle with me. Yet, sometimes I can't stand to be touched by him. I feel bad, because I don't know how to explain it to him. Is this normal? If so, does anyone have any advice?
    Kiki8710 Kiki8710
    May 12, 2011

    And My Friends Really Don't Get It...

    I have a very hug-happy group of friends. It is very rare I like to be hugged. When they come in for a hug I shrink and cringe, which offends them. They get angry, we fight a little, they go off, cool down, and come back apologizing. Unfortunately for me, apologizing always...
    wanderkid wanderkid
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 1, 2007

    But I Have To Let

    I don't like being touched all the time but I'm made to let them no one has listened so it just keeps going on
    kellycooper kellycooper
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Nov 12, 2013

    Silence In The Darkness

    Sometimes things in life dont happen the way youn want them too. That was me-falling in love deeply with someone who i shouldnt have. Giving himm my virginity then getting more attached. So young and nieve i had no idea what i was in store for. When he would hit me, he would...
    BellaVara BellaVara
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 9, 2010

    Certain People

     when they touch me it makes me cringe .... I cant stand it ... it makes me feel so uncomfortable .. when i went to child support with mark .. he hugged me and i just felt so  ick .. i told him to get off me ...and he didnt listen .  i told him i was going to...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme
    26-30, F
    Jul 31, 2007


    I usually don't mind being touched in any way by people that I know very well. However, there are times that I just don't want to be touched by any one.After every flashback I don't want to be touched for a while, sometimes days even. I don't ever like to be touched by people...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise
    41-45, T
    Mar 26, 2013

    as I sit with you in my arms.

    I wisperer shhh I have something to say that is trapped. you read the words from the book to bring me from that point of reality. shhh I want to play with your neck close the book. I want to say I love you but am torn by words that are from my past, telling me no do that and you...
    bigheartsmallworld bigheartsmallworld
    36-40, M
    Sep 7, 2015

    The Bubble

    I have an invisible bubble around me that I simply do not like to have penetrated.  When it is, I feel extremely violated and irritated.  There are a very select few that I permit to make physical contact with me.  I like my space.  I feel you can tell me what...
    evolving2010 evolving2010
    36-40, M
    Dec 8, 2010

    Dont Want To Be Touched. At All.

    i dont like to be touched, grabbed, pulled on, brushed against, sitting your feet on me, anything by anyone. like someone said before, i have a invisible bubble around me. as i write this, my 1 year old is laying against me & i want him to BACK OFF. i know, i know, sounds so...
    cecex cecex
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 2, 2011

    Invasion of the Most Worse Kind....

    It's always down to what mood I'm in, I sometimes don't mind who hugs me or whatever. But, sometimes, when I'm not in the best of moods and want to just be on my own, I find they are sort of invading my mind when it wants peace. That's what gets me most, the times when its like...
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 22, 2007

    If I Died

    If I died, I would be dead Now isn't that amazing There wouldn't be a way for you to stop it from happening So don't be sad when I die be happy that you don't have my drama anymore Not a single one of yell better cry, better not be sorry It wasn't your fault it was just my time...
    gr8jesus gr8jesus
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Apr 19, 2011

    Those Times...

    yes, sometimes i don't want to be touched. but it depends who it is, why/where they're touching me, and my mood in general. and sometimes i just want to be touched, to know someone cares. you know? well, i like to be touched but certain criteria has to be reached. i always feel...
    thedreamisover thedreamisover
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 20, 2008

    When I Am Upset With Him

    When I am upset with him I don't want him to look at me, touch me, call me on the phone, text me, or communicate with me in any way. It hurts too much and I have to give myself time to feel better before I can allow him or anyone else to touch me. It is a good thing I don't stay...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Oct 6, 2009

    I Don't Like Touching

    There is this lady that I worked with that was constantly rubbing my back every time she came near me. It made my skin crawl. I told her to please stop doing that, and she asked my why? I tried to be nice and just told her I don't like people touching me. Everyone in the office...
    bookittie bookittie
    5 Responses Feb 25, 2009

    Even with friends. Feel

    so awkward... Hold your hand, put their head on your shoulder, keep touching you... Sometimes they will face to face with you very close when you will try to look other side All girls are like that? I mean all most all friends do this to me.. But why don't they do this with...
    GravityFall GravityFall
    22-25, F
    Feb 4, 2014

    Yes and No. ...

    Yes and no. Sometimes I don't want to be touched, but it is only because I am afraid of how much it will hurt. There are times when even my clothes hurt, or the blankets. It makes me feel lonely and isolated even though I have a wonderful caring and sensitive husband.
    autumnmoon autumnmoon
    41-45, F
    Jun 18, 2008

    Please, Hands Off.

    This has bothered me for awhile now and when it happens I have a very difficult time telling people that I don't appreciate them touching me.One instance is when I have my hair really nice or something crazy is done to it.. someone I barely know or a complete stranger will touch...
    CuteInChaos CuteInChaos
    18-21, F
    Apr 9, 2011

    Don't Touch Me!

    I'm really uncomfortable with getting too close to anyone who is not very close to me. People seem to want hugs all the time in my school and it's almost starting to become a sort of social phobia. Many people pat me on the shoulder when they want my attention, and that alone...
    stellarvore stellarvore
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 14, 2007

    Like Right Now

    When I'm feeling hurt and broken inside but I'm holding it together, like I am tonight, the worst thing anyone could do is touch me. I don't want to be comforted because the moment someone reaches out to make that connection my tough little exterior will shatter into a million...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 20, 2012

    Love Me

    I love you with every fiber of my cold black heart baby! Don’t let me fall, save me from hell I'll give up my ways, just tell me you love me Don’t let me hurt anymore  I need you like no other Tell me you love me, don’t let me die anymore, love I want to be with you~ I...
    gr8jesus gr8jesus
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Apr 19, 2011

    Most of the time I don't,

    but I have "friends" who just love to hug me, pat me, and just generally touch me. I tense up every time, and get very angry and lose patience for the next two hours. All because they can't keep their hands to themselves, and I'm too nice (read: shy) to say anything.
    zydeko zydeko
    Jun 21, 2015

    Sometimes I Can't Stand It When My Boyfriend Touches Me

    I love my boyfriend. We've been going out a few months and most of the time I love kissing him and holding hands or having his arms around me, and yes a little sexual touching sometimes too. But sometimes I just don't want to be touched. Sometimes I'm in a bad mood or in one of...
    KimmieDelta KimmieDelta
    18-21, F
    Oct 21, 2012

    Don't Know Why

    I don't quite actually know why it is, that i feel very uncomfortable about beeing touched in any way. I wasn't physically abused, there was just like a feeling of disgust towards physical closeness since i could think. But it also depends on the person... Sometimes i...
    velescent velescent
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 9, 2010


    If ever there was And could ever be Fate as love does Imagining one for me So many hearts The many days Breaking apart The lonely ways If ever there were Such a thing as Uniting with her Soul mate alas It is you...:)
    gr8jesus gr8jesus
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Apr 19, 2011
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