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How do you GENERALLY feel about public displays of affection between lovers or close friends, both seeing and receiving it yourself? Feel free to explain more in the comments! 

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117 deviants said seeing it = neutral / receiving it yourself = positive
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101 deviants said seeing it = positive / receiving it yourself = positive
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86 deviants said seeing it = neutral / receiving it yourself = neutral
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35 deviants said seeing it = neutral / receiving it yourself = negative
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31 deviants said seeing it = negative / receiving it yourself = negative
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31 deviants said Other/No opinion
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27 deviants said seeing it = positive / receiving it yourself = neutral
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27 deviants said seeing it = negative / receiving it yourself = neutral
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15 deviants said seeing it = negative / receiving it yourself = positive
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11 deviants said seeing it = positive / receiving it yourself = negative

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:iconzooiogy:
zooIogy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GROSS KEEP IT AWAY FROM ME
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fair enough :XD:
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Roxalew Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It depends on what kind of affection it is ^^; Hugging, small kiss :heart: Totally fine, eating each-others faces ... :stare: not the best thing to see sorry to say. 
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Zalouris Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016
Totally agree. It's just gross o-o
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:iconroxalew:
Roxalew Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha it really is :faint:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, true that :XD:
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Roxalew Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha yeah 8D
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CuteFlare Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Student
When it comes to seeing such a things happen in public, I am fine with it and get even good vibes out of it as long as it is not too sexual or doesn't go into extreme making out :'3

With friends I got no problem with hugging, glomping, holding hands (if friends happen to do that, I know few who I do it with and who does it too) in public as I am more than keen to show affection towards those I care.
But when it comes to relationships, I am a bit more wary what I do in public and what I leave in between four walls...:'3;; Even a basic kiss in public is hard enough for me even though I am extrovert. It probably has something to do with my Finnishness as I still follow the "wary/respect others" kind of "etiquet"....xD But hugging in public even in a relationship is fine with me, as long as it won't go into intense cuddling
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, that's fair! I can understand that.
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Dorinas-art Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016   Filmographer
depends. Hugging is fine and holding hands. Just a innocent kiss is fine too ( kiss on the cheek quick kiss on the lips) . If it's just sucking off each others faces or groping, I don't think many people want to see that.
Personally I don't mind hugs at all :) , holding hands when i'm in a relationship depends. And personally I don't like to kiss or kiss in public at all.( rare thing to happen )
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True! I think hugging and handholding as well as kisses on the lips are always okay. more than that, it depends, but it usually gets awkward, especially the longer it goes on. I find receiving it when it's too much awkward as well, I start to get nervous and anxious :noes:
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Dorinas-art Featured By Owner Edited Dec 19, 2016   Filmographer
I don't dare to hold hands with another woman at all in public, more because of what happened in the past with one of my exes. I don't like it when people stare or start to wistle :/. So that get's me very nervous.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhh, yes, definitely! I was in Brussels North with my ex once, and I felt really unsafe there, some guy started shouting and whistling at us, and ever since then I tend to be more careful B(
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Dorinas-art Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016   Filmographer
When it happened I was 15, she was 16. Some drunk guy at Brussels was a bit to excited to see two girls  holding hands :'D ...
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh eugh, why are people like that B(
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kestreiis Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016
Anything too explicit is just really awkward and makes me uncomfortable but seeing other people hug is perfectly fine, Im personally happy to hug my friends. 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hugs are good, yes!
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RainbowShimmers Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Student General Artist
It really depends on my mood, but personally I don't mind showing affection publicly if it isn't like explicit like kissing or something. As for receiving it it depends on who it is coming from.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see, that makes sense!
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aicyden Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Student General Artist
As long as it's not super explicit I don't mind :XD: It can be nice to see people sharing kindess and affection c:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True that ^^
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Luiiwen Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
as long as it's nothing sexual or anything it's all good (like sex, making out n shit is just gross in public like stop)
as for receiving it's kinda the same, its good but not too much
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, that makes sense :XD:
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Alystem Featured By Owner Edited Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
N/A, I have only one friend, who isn't even in a relationship like that, and I myself am not/ have not been in that situation.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It could also apply to seeing strangers, not necessarily people you know :P
But I see!
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xXMittyKittyXx Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016
I get jealous when I see people holding hands and stuff because all of my friends are online. So I can't stop thinking about how much I want to hold hands with someone and get to be in a good friend's presence. I don't think I've ever seen anyone make out though in public before but I'd imagine I'd feel kinda ehhh about it and try to leave the area.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That makes sense! having only online friends is a pain :noes:
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BloodRedKit Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
simple hugs, kisses, handholding, and even leaning on one anotehr while sitting near eachother are good, making out is literally one of the most disgusting things to me and really bothers me, especially at school like WTF why

(tbh most things are ok until it gets to makeouts to me)
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, people who make out at school, are kind of, well, it just doesn't belong there :XD:
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BloodRedKit Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
yeaah
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Ribbon-Wren Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it depends for me!
Smaller things like a hug or kiss or holding hands is perfectly fine, but full on making out and stuff is just inappropriate in public- in my opinion at least! Maybe it's 'cause I'm ace?? IDK man

Receiving it is kinda neutral for me. Sometimes I'm fine with it and other times I just don't like people touching me. :shrug: It depends on my mood and what environment I'm in I suppose.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah, I think many people, ace or not, find making out one step too far!
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Ribbon-Wren Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, glad I'm not the only one!!
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of corse not ^^
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bunnysnow Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Seeing it, as long as it's not too extreme (like making out in the middle of a cafe or something) than neutral or positive depending on if they look really adorable. But as for receiving it I'm either neutral or negative depending on where I am (so like, if I was a store I would feel more uncomfortable than at school) and, sadly, depending on the gender of the person I'm with. Like, with my best friend/ex boyfriend Carter, if we're at our school I generally feel neutral about PDA, but if we were to be at the store or something together I would be extremely anxious and uncomfortable with PDA. Even with someone of a different gender I feel slightly uncomfortable walking past others, but I'm still neutral.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That makes sense! The place and person can affect a few things :P
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Vaeln-Lenore-Faux Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Honestly seeing couples should affection towards each other really like, not grosses me out but I just really don't like seeing it, especially if it's a straight couple (not to be rude to those who are straight, I just have a really negative reaction to a girl and a guy kissing and I honestly don't know why).

As for receiving affection, all I've ever gotten was a hug so I can't really say how I'd feel lol. I'd assume I'd be neutral, but I don't know.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sometimes you just feel things for no reason, it happens!
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Vaeln-Lenore-Faux Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, but I still feel like an asshole lmao
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UnintentionalFan Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016
It really depends. If two people are really gross and all over each other in public, like basically having sex in front of everyone then it's like ew wtf, but if they're being decent and affectionate like holding hands, hugging, holding/leaning on each other, light kisses, etc, then that's fine. As for receiving, I wouldn't do anything in public that I wouldn't want to see someone else do.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a good way to word it, i think!
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:iconkasodi:
Kasodi Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Positive and positive! Well, with seeing, as long as they're not like full on making out because that's a bit awkward, but things like hugs and hand holding and little kisses are super sweet and adorable and AAA
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed, those are nice :la:
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CapriBea Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I dislike seeing it, it gets very annoying and its just a reminder that im gonna die alone ;-;
receiving? never really have, but I wouldn't be to affection out in public I would just really subtle about it I guess.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know the feeling! And yea, being subtle is good, i think ^^
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CapriBea Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah sorry if I sound so sour about it XD its just kinda annoying i guess?
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah, it's okay :XD: Those things are not for everyone!
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GPZero Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Seeing it, I'm pretty neutral about it. Like sometimes I think it's cute but sometimes I feel sad because it reminds me of how I tend to be alone/don't really have anyone to do that with. Most my friends strongly prefer to not have anyone touch them/go into their personal space and I respect that, yo.
Because of that I'm very positive when on the receiving end because I'm a cuddler by heart. So when someone does it, I freeze at first because I'm usually on the giving end of it, but when I receive it, I'm just like "yes please". I'm really affectionate that's why but I try and respect the boundaries.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's good that you respect boundaries at least! I know some people who don't, makes me pretty uncomfortable :XD:
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wolfierocks45 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm aromantic and asexual, so I personally, don't really enjoy that much affection. Like, a hug or holding hands would be about as far as I would go. Maybe kissing once or twice a day at the most. And seeing it in public just kinda reminds me that I'm single at the moment and also reminds me of my past relationships and I feel the discontent I felt when I was experiencing "making out". That sounds weird, I apologize....:)
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