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PDA -- what's appropriate for your eyes?

Well, I've decided that I'll be writing my blog three times per week. With that said, oh how is one to come up with proper topics? Remember I said I am new at this blog writing? So please, any suggestions for me to write will be greatly appreciated.

My topic for today is: When is PDA (public display of affection) too much to see and what's really acceptable?

I am not a huge fan of PDA and I feel that there is a time and a place for that and hanging out waiting to pay for my groceries at Kroger is not a place I like to see two people sucking on each other's face. Really, people, get a room.

So that left me with today's blog of how and what and when is it appropriate. So here goes my opinion.

A simple kiss (no spit swapping or tongue) is appropriate anywhere for all ages. Holding hands walking down the street is appropriate. Resting my hand on my partner's leg at the baseball game is appropriate. Walking anywhere with our arms around each other is appropriate.

Really, I believe that when you are fully making out and groping each other in public, that's not appropriate. Please get a room, go home or find a private place.

A good rule is the one my parents told me: If you feel weird or all eyes are on you with scowls on their faces then it's not appropriate.

Please continue to love each other -- just privately.

This is my opinion. What do you think? Have a question you want to ask the lesbian? Please feel free. I'll respond to all comments or questions expeditiously. Have an awesome day.

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Marci Alt August 16, 2012 at 02:24 AM
Again y'all I believe that if it's done appropriately their is no problem, now making out in public I feel is not appropriate
Marci Alt August 16, 2012 at 02:27 AM
Cindy, I would tell anyone that was making out in front of me to get a room don't care if they are gay or straight I just don't want to see it while i'm eating or shopping....
Decaturette August 16, 2012 at 05:07 AM
Well, the beach gets kind of weird what with bikinis and speedos and sunscreen application and lolling around on beach towels! I distinctly remember being at teen at the beach with a boyfriend and having a nearby Mom ask us to be more "decorous"! Just like airing angry arguments, there's only so much physical intimacy that couples should share in public. A little forbearance may make the intimacy even better when they get back home!
Diane Loupe August 16, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Why do you think you "shouldn't" have to behave in public? There are so many ways to be romantic outside of R-rated PDA's. Holding hands, whispered romantic words, footsie under the table, etc. If you want serious physical groping, I think a nice restaurant is not the place for that. Hey, isn't a dark bar designed for that sort of thing? If you don't think you can control yourself during a meal, then perhaps you ought to order in?
john penn August 16, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Diane....I'm with you because I am an "old skool" boomer. You will find your opposition amongst those who feel that "R-rated PDA's" are your opinion and who would get the Civil Liberties Union to oppose you in court citing the 1st Amendment. Personally, None of what people do bothers me to the point of discomfort because I'm going to mind my own business. I'm not into the romance thing unless you find a sleepy headed dude to be to your liking. As a matter of fact, thinking about romance makes me drousy. I'm damn near sleep looking for the enter key to make this post. I know I can get some "Amens" from those who are not too proud. After 50, sex is spelled sexzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.


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