PDA…Public Display of Affection?

I saw an elderly couple walking hand in hand the other day, actually I’ve never seen them walking NOT hand in hand, which made me realize I haven’t seen anyone show any affection in public for a very long time. I watched them walk in sync into the distance connected, and it made me wonder about their love. When was the last time you went for a walk and held hands with your significant other? It’s a clear statement that you are together, that’s for sure! Are we avoiding that or is it just that public display of affection has petered out over the years?

Kissing is one of the most intimate forms of affection between two people. It’s easy to get lost in a man’s lips if he knows how to use them. You rarely see anyone kiss in public anymore. I am not talking about the occasional brother kiss, I mean a passionate tasteful kiss! Is it because its personal that we don’t do it in front of anyone? Can we not find a middle of the road kiss, that expresses our attraction without walking away wiping our face off from the drool that was left behind. (yuck) If someone yells out “GET A ROOM!” you’ve gone too far!

I don’t particularly want to see two people giving each other a face wash in public but I would take a longer glance if I saw a couple kissing that looked like they just couldn’t help the attraction. Or is it because we have one eye on and one eye off the person we are out with, that makes us not want to partake in public? I’m just saying…

Public Display of Affection or PDA has been transformed into Personal Digital Assistant…god we’ve become so generic and boring. We pay more attention to our iPhones and Blackberries and other PDA devices than the person in our company! Does anyone have a sex drive or libido anymore? We don’t kiss and mean it anymore! If you’re going to kiss someone at least put some effort and feeling into it!

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2 thoughts on “PDA…Public Display of Affection?

  1. I’m all for public displays of affection as long as it is tasteful and I think you are right about us giving our iPhones or Blackberries more attention these days. That’s kind of sad.

    But there are some things you just don’t want to witness. John and I were just cringing together the other day over memories of when we were perhaps too touchy-feely in public. We lived in two different places, miles apart for our first year, so when we were together we clung to each other. We didn’t think anything of it then but now looking back well…I’m sure people thought “get a room”.
    I think it depends on the type of person you are too. Some are just more comfortable with showing affection in public than others.

    I’m never giving up the hand holding or arm linking. 🙂

  2. I think some forms of PDA are totally acceptable: hand holding, the occasional snoggle, a squeeze. Too much is not fun to be around, though.

    I can relate to what you said, Bonnie, about the early stages of a relationship and how you look back and cringe. Gavin and I were nick named Velcro by his friends. I thought it was funny at the time and now I think they must have been sick of seeing us paw each other and making out every chance we got. We were young, what can I say.

    A few years ago I was in an airport in Houston and I mentioned to Gavin that everyone in the terminal was doing their own thing. Nobody was connecting to another human being. Lots of people were busy on laptops, some were on cell phones and kids were either playing video games or listening to ipods. Others, like Gavin, were watching hockey on the TV monitors. I thought it was so sad. NOBODY was talking to anyone else, let along indulging in public displays of affection! Oh well, that’s our world.

    Here I am, sitting at Starbucks on my laptop…

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