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Recently, I was told that my wife and I were mistaken for sisters.  Not because we look alike, but because we "don't act like a couple."  And suddenly I found myself having to explain something:

PDA is different when you're gay.

This passage from and we turn against the darkness with intention, by coffeejunkii, shows it pretty well:

At one point, Phil rests his hand flat on the table, and Clint can't help nudging his fingers because Phil is right there, across from him, and yet feels so far away. He doesn't expect Phil to turn his hand palm up and slide it under Clint's. Clint has no idea what Phil's talking about for the next minute because all he can focus on is that Phil's holding his hand. It's not just the feeling of Phil's fingers against his own, but also that Phil took his hand without a second thought to being in public...It matters to him that he can be affectionate with Phil in public without having to second-guess himself.

My wife and I hold hands all the time.  We kiss in public.  We engage in all the hundreds of tiny intimate gestures you make when you've been with someone you love for a very long time.  But sometimes we make the conscious decision not to.  When we're in a group of strangers.  When we don't feel safe.

PDA can mean a lot.

Sometimes its absence means even more.


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IyraEMM Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
sorry this is late, but thanks for the fave 
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for fav'ing my work, you really do honor me!

"Late departure, going south"
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Thanks for the llama! :D :llama:
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Wow, so much cool stuff around here~ I just have to watch you! <3
anapests-and-ink Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!  And thank you for the watch!  I shall try not to disappoint.  :)
CDing93 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Student Writer
Thanks for the fave on "Residenz!" If you've got the time, a comment with some feedback would be much appreciated!
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Thanks very much for faving my work!
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thanks for the llama. haveone back :)
DrippingWords Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student Writer
Thanks for the fave(s)! :huggle:
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Thanks for the llama! Can I be so impertinent as to ask for a (harsh) critique? Please!

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