I just want to say a few things about physical contact that I think some people really ought to know, and chances are everyone on tumblr already knows or at least understands.
There are people in this world that do not like being touched or touching. It’s a perfectly acceptable way to be, and people who don’t like physical contact understand there are people that do.
Here’s what I want affectionate people to understand: when I tell you I don’t like physical contact Do Not respond by
Touching me. Seriously wtf is that about?
Challenging me. ‘You hug so and so’ I’ve probably known them for years and have finally felt comfortable enough to allow brief hugs that he or she initiate.
Ask how my husband will feel. Um. What? Can someone please explain why you care more about my hypothetical spouse(thanks for the heteronormative to boot!) than me, supposedly your friend?
Seriously people. I get this all the fucking time. I don’t like being touched. Your response should be ‘oh, okay.’ You will not change how I feel about physical contact. Stop trying.