Posted by: Aly Walansky
Topic: Recently some schools banned hugging and “extreme displays of public affection” – what impact do you think this will have on kids and teens, as they become adults?
In my own relationships, and those of my friends, I've noticed that people fall into two distinct categories: those for, and those against, PDAs. And in each corner, people are vehement for their cause.
I for one enjoy hugs and cuddles, wherever the situation merits, but am not inspired to get groiny up against a bar wall, just for the heck of it. I feel the same about seeing other people engage in such. And for the singles among us, having to watch others fool around while we awkwardly stare into space is just mean. It's the reason singles start to not enjoy their time spent with couples.
And it all starts somewhere...I agree, those who were making out in their high school hallways are probably the same people who are now making out at the dinner table (among others). And probably will be doing so until (God bless them) they are playing cards at the retirement home. Good for them. If that's what they are into. But still, decorum is the master of social sanity.
I know some people will say that to be anti-PDA is to be repressed...but would being anti nakedness be thusly inhibited? I don't think so. I think there's a time and a place for everything, no matter how kinky you may be behind closed doors. And the earlier you learn that lesson, the better.