Not even hold hands?In the city I live in, in Texas, PDAs are a lot more tolerable than when I lived in Arkansas. Personally I find it in poor taste to do any sexual or affectionate acts in public... I do not hold hands, hug, kiss, or anything else in public just because I think it's tacky and it makes me feel like I'm being put on the spot. So I would never do it, but I don't mind other people doing it.
Not alot of people have. I guess you could say relationships are not a main priority, such as boyfriends/girlfriends, and even if you do get married they're are certain standards you have to go by, mainly what cast you are marrying into.Hello, welcome to the forum. I had never heard about Yap island!
Are the Yapese really that reserved?
I agree with you, but it is widely spread that people can do what they want where they want. Many times it's really disrespecful.I don't think anyone should tongue kiss in public at all. I think that it's very tacky, especially by adults. You would think that they have a home to go to, do it there.
Yeah. I have also discovered that I am not the only one! Everybody here seems to agree with modesty. That is not something I amnot accustomed to here in the city, where everybody feels free to do what they please no matter what others think or how they feel.I’m really glad to see that I’m not the only one...
The question is why you'd do this. Do some people have such uncontrollable urges that they can't find a place in private to have sex?Here in Chile you can see a lot of couples kissing and cuddling around, and nobody sees it as weird. The thing is that you will get arrested if you are caught unaware while having sex in public spaces; if you are discrete, there's no problem at all.
Hello, men in France generally don't kiss each other for greeting: it is more common to shake hands (unless they are relatives, or maybe close friends - and it may still depend on places).In Turkey, a man can kiss another man on the cheek as a way of greeting just like French men do, too.
Maybe they don't have a lot of options:The question is why you'd do this. Do some people have such uncontrollable urges that they can't find a place in private to have sex?
Mexico: At lunchtime and after school, many parks in large cities are full -- every park bench occupied -- with young couples making out (kissing, tonguing, rubbing against one another) with no concern for passers by. My theory is that they can't show their affection at home because they're not allowed, so "in public" is the only private place they can go to get all jiggy with it.
So, what you are saying is that a parked car on Lover's Lane and a movie theater are not "public places"; and that people who make out in a movie theater are "morally decent", but people who make out on a park bench at night are not.Most people here have the moral decency not to have sex or make out in public places and certainly not to leave condoms around, although many do so in parked cars (the "Lover's Lane" thing has been around since at least the 1950's), or in movie theaters (make out, not have sex!), where it is considered slightly more acceptable.
Well I havn't made a serious study or anything, but I think in my place it is definitely viewed as more decent to do it in a desert park at night than in a theater where people are actually watching a movie.So, what you are saying is that a parked car on Lover's Lane and a movie theater are not "public places"; and that people who make out in a movie theater are "morally decent", but people who make out on a park bench at night are not.
Hmmm Are you sure? Most of the French men I met, at least once attempted to kiss me. Of course I am not talking about serious occasions. But in Brazil, as I understood it is almost a taboo for a man to kiss another man on the lip..sorry the cheeks.Hello, men in France generally don't kiss each other for greeting: it is more common to shake hands (unless they are relatives, or maybe close friends - and it may still depend on places).
The sort of greeting you refer to generally happens when there's a woman involved (meeting an other woman or a man).
Anyway, this is greeting, not signs of affection (unless of course you are somehow extravagant at doing this).
The so-called moral police aren't an authority or an official body. They're usually mobs of members of right-wing political parties, who object to some aspects of "Western culture". They're usually more active in smaller towns. They object to such things as dating and Valentine's Day and unmarried couples sitting together on park benches. They started off as a political gimmick - small-time politicians trying to convince the public that they wanted to protect "Indian culture". According to them, sex and romance are permissible only among married couples.Could anybody describe what the exact duties of this "moral police" in India are? And is that what this authority is officially called?
So the police is taking action against the things that harrass people for public display of affection?Obviously against the moral police.