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libertygrl
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Posted 01/24/12 - 12:39 PM:
Subject: Public displays of affection
How do you feel about them?

My ex-boyfriend is from Spain, and he told me that in Spain, public displays of affection are not considered shameful the way they are here in the U.S. When I visited Spain, as well as Mexico, I could see that for myself. Couples of all ages, from teenagers to grandparents, would kiss very freely and passionately in all public areas, in the plaza, at the beach, on the bus, wherever.

Here in the U.S. such behavior is greatly discouraged, and I have had friends apologize for kissing their boyfriends in public. A few days ago, I was reading some articles on tourism in Mexico, because I'm planning to take my mom to Mexico in a few months. One review mentioned PDA's in Mexico and expressed concern for letting children see such behavior.

It seems kind of sad to me. Why should children not see loving adults express affection toward each other? Any thoughts?

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Posted 01/24/12 - 2:57 PM:

"Public displays of affection"

When I'm gettin' some: it don't bother me none.

When (like now) I ain't gettin' any: it irks me... wink
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Posted 01/24/12 - 4:23 PM:

henry wrote:
When I'm gettin' some: it don't bother me none.

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When (like now) I ain't gettin' any: it irks me... wink

ha! i think this sentiment is the true origin of the saying "get a room" smiling face
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Posted 01/25/12 - 3:02 AM:

libertygrl wrote:
How do you feel about them?

My ex-boyfriend is from Spain, and he told me that in Spain, public displays of affection are not considered shameful the way they are here in the U.S. When I visited Spain, as well as Mexico, I could see that for myself. Couples of all ages, from teenagers to grandparents, would kiss very freely and passionately in all public areas, in the plaza, at the beach, on the bus, wherever.

Here in the U.S. such behavior is greatly discouraged, and I have had friends apologize for kissing their boyfriends in public. A few days ago, I was reading some articles on tourism in Mexico, because I'm planning to take my mom to Mexico in a few months. One review mentioned PDA's in Mexico and expressed concern for letting children see such behavior.

It seems kind of sad to me. Why should children not see loving adults express affection toward each other? Any thoughts?





Needless to say that such behavior is not only discouraged but considered too rake in India. Since I was not aware of it, what you have told me now is a news to me. After SOPA and PIPA and this news USA does not look that liberal to me culturally at all.

I used to think of Europe and USA that they walk hand in hand for liberality in expression of affection in physical form. That was a myth.
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Posted 01/25/12 - 10:03 AM:

"i think this sentiment is the true origin of the saying "get a room""

Agreed... laughing
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Posted 01/25/12 - 10:53 AM:

Thinker wrote:
this news USA does not look that liberal to me culturally at all.

for sure. i would say europe is far more culturally liberal than the US. another example that comes to mind: here in the US it's still forbidden to advertise condom use on prime time television. (ridiculous.)
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Posted 02/05/12 - 11:58 AM:

libertygrl wrote:

for sure. i would say europe is far more culturally liberal than the US. another example that comes to mind: here in the US it's still forbidden to advertise condom use on prime time television. (ridiculous.)


laughing Those advertisements we have seen a lot on prime time television, in this part of globe. There, India seems to be more liberal than USA. sticking out tongue
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