What do you consider too much public display of affection (PDA)?
A public display of affection (also referred to as a "PDA") is the physical demonstration of affection for another person while in the view of others. Holding hands or kissing in public are generally considered acceptable. What is not acceptable to you?
Making out in public, for sure I mean, yeah, some pervs would like to see that happening on the streets -- but not everyone!
What a strange question:)I generally would like to believe that we live in a fee-thinking and unjudgmental society, giving us the licence to display our feelings in animated ways or not,but sadly this is not so. I think there is something lovely indeed about watching happy lovers sharing affectionate embraces, kisses or whatever demonstrations of love they need to show towards each other, publicly.There is a big difference between distasteful exhibitions or tacky displays of love like groping and fondling inappropriately, where people are made to feel uncomfortable, and sharing the sweet aura of love. Hope this makes sense:)
I think that whatever you are comfortable with is acceptable. That being said, please keep your love display within the confines of the law, and in consideration of those around you and children that may be watching.
If what you do could be considered soft-core porn, maybe finding a more private place to be together is a good idea. I don't want to see it, so I look away. It's a general policy I think everyone can live with.
Seeing people kissing and holding hands is wonderful. More people should be doing it. Now, if you feel the need to tell someone to 'get a room' that may be when they should take the activity inside.
Any hands underneath clothing, or any 'thrusting' movements would be too much to display out in public.
Hmm... this is an interesting question, one I hadn't really thought about. I guess kissing and hand holding is fine, especially if done in the spirit of true love. Folding, especially in a very sexually explicit manner is just a bit bad taste really for public places. It all depends on your social surroundings though, and your place in society. If you are a school teacher for example, then you need to be even more careful because you never know when a child at your school might notice you making out with your honey.
if you are feeling each other at their private areas and having sex that's too much affection in my opinion other than everything else is fine. Time has evolved so much that people hardly pay attention to what one is doing unless you are the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's era.
man is distinct by the way he honors privacy. if that you mind to be true , why should there be PDA
Rosie2010: As long as the public display of affection stays within the laws of the land, I believe all is good. Holding hands, kissing, giving a little pat on the bum, as soon as affection steps outside the confines of the law and becomes indecent, you are out of bounds and subject to arrest.
I have no problem with a bit of affection...a quick kiss, a hug. But, after that, take it home or get a room. Part of the problem some folks have with gays is their desire to do the "hey look at us" thing in public. I don't care for it with hetrosexuals and I certainly don't need it with any other group. After a bit, it starts to get a little cheap and sends the message that you, as a couple, are more interested in putting on a public display that anything else...shock jocks! WB
I love PDA. Almost nothing offends me when it comes to the behavior of the consenting adults. First of all, there is nothing inherently offensive in people showing tender or sexual feelings for each other. So lets keep it in mind.
To address a previous comment, seeing gay couples delights me even more. To see 2 men or 2 women kissing or showing other signs of affection is like an instant affirmation that we live in a great country where such occurrences are not followed by stoning to death. It's like a breath of freedom and a reminder that love is out there, whoever you are. And if you don't like it, you can always look the other way.
Holding hands and a quick kiss is fine but more than that they need to get a room or head home...
Sure, it is the 21st century and people don't mind PDA's but it can be distracting and can also put wrong thoughts in children's minds who will have lots of questions seeing the above...
It is good to see people of all ages holding hands , hugging & having a kiss especially the older generation they generally are the ones that have stuck together no matter what and are truly in love.
They could teach the young ones a lot ! ( I am 45 , husband 63 ) we hold hands , kiss etc & are very happy together .
when whoever is around can visualize what you normally do or you're about to do in your bedroom. Yes we all get carried away, just get a room!
I LOVE to see couples holding hands, no matter what sexuality they belong to. Even a few kisses here and there is lovely to see and brings a smile to my face. But one thing I don't like at all is when you see a couple up against the wall and seriously getting it on in plain view...I think there is a time and place for more raunchy acts, the bedroom (or outside when nobody is around).
I don't mind it, as long is not too close to me, or in full view of small children. The worst place to see people going at it, is at your local amusement park, especially while you are herded together while waiting for a roller coaster ride. The worst of the public offenders are young couples, and teenagers, usually lip-locked and blocking the line, with no care of who is around them.
My brother and I were behind this one couple, and she had her hand down the front of his pants, and they were very grossly lip-locked. My brother tapped the guy on the shoulder, and said, unless you are going to share that with the rest of us, I suggest you spit the bitch out, and move along.
My brother, is kind of a scary type, and they stopped what they were doing almost immediately, and the lady behind us said.
Thank you very much! If I wanted my girls to watch porn, we certainly wouldn't be at an amusement park. Why don't you get out of here and get a room you pigs.
You see parents going through the line covering their kids eyes when stuff like that happens. Another one that pisses me off is those people in line who insist on smoking a cigarette while they are right at your ankles. One bitch even burned a hole in my shirt. Even though there are signs every where that so no smoking while waiting in line.
I guess they should also include no pole smoking in line too!
I believe that everybody has the right to show affection in public, but it is not necessarily the polite thing to do. I think couples should just wait until they are alone, you never know how perceived PDA affects other people! They could be going through a serious breakup!
Just looking at each other is too much PDA for me. it's like gezze, just get a room already!
It is alright to display your affection towards your partner, however, not at the cost of making other people around you uncomfortable. Also, what is acceptable and what is not differs from culture to culture.. hence, we should also keep in mind where we are.
it's unacceptable when i can hear it. if i'm not looking at you but i can hear that something is going on.get a room.
by Moira Garcia Gallaga 10 years ago
How comfortable are you with Public Display of Affection a.k.a. PDA?
by Faith Reaper 9 years ago
Is holding hands a lost art today, as a form of human connection?In other words, do you hold the hand of your loved one in public or maybe just walking together when no one is around, or in both instances? I know that most will hold the hand of a child, but do you hold the hand of your love...
by ngureco 11 years ago
Do You Agree With Public Display Of Affection Such As Holding Hands Or Kissing In Public?
by Tim Mitchell 8 years ago
You have a choice between two and only one may be chosen. Which do you choose?A kiss or holding hands? Please feel free to explain your choice or write a hub.
by JusticeluvJones 9 years ago
At what stage of a relationship is PDA (public displays of affection) acceptable?when is it okay to show your love (hugging,kissing,holding hands,etc) in public?
by Jacqui 9 years ago
How will my same-sex marriage affect you?People say that gay marriage being legalised will affect their marriage, or them? I'd like to know how (I will provide my thoughts on the matter later - or look for the Gay Marriage thread on the forum - I answered it there!).So, I'm curious. I'm not...
Copyright © 2022 Maven Media Brands, LLC and respective content providers on this website. HubPages® is a registered trademark of Maven Coalition, Inc. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. Maven Media Brands, LLC and respective content providers to this website may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|