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View Poll Results: Do you kiss your kids on the lips?
Yes 32 59.26%
No 22 40.74%
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Old 10-19-2010, 11:28 AM
 
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Originally Posted by lisalan View Post
My almost 3 year old girl wants to kiss me on the lips sometimes. I tell her no we kiss on the cheek. I only kiss her on the lips and its just a very quick peck when SHE intitiates it or insists on it. I think it can be very sweet.
A quick peck is all I was talking about regarding kissing family members, other than my husband. I'm more of a hugger now that my daughter's a teen.

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I don't think lip kissing per se is sexual or creepy--it just seems like an invasion of my personal space.
A little peck to me isn't sexual either, but that's jmo. I do agree that it can be an invasion of space for some. I had an uncle that was a little too kissy for me, always hugging, always wanting to hold my hand.

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I am not attacking the not kissing stance. I totally understand that it's a personal preference. However, I am a bit irritated with the sexual and dirty connotations that have run rampant in this thread about those who do kiss on the lips.
I'm not irritated at all. I just never realized so many felt that way. A quick kiss on the lips was just natural to me growing up. It might have to do w/ understanding a person's love language. Some enjoy touch more than others.
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Old 10-19-2010, 01:49 PM
 
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I'm not irritated at all. I just never realized so many felt that way. A quick kiss on the lips was just natural to me growing up. It might have to do w/ understanding a person's love language. Some enjoy touch more than others.
Agreed.
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Old 10-19-2010, 02:04 PM
 
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I am not attacking the not kissing stance. I totally understand that it's a personal preference. However, I am a bit irritated with the sexual and dirty connotations that have run rampant in this thread about those who do kiss on the lips.
So you do feel threatened by how others feel about it. You've gone way over being offended by sexual and dirty connotations. You're last response to me was about my sharing that I feel lips are my children's personal space that should be respected. And you did attack trying to deminish my feelings by saying that hugging and handholding was personal space too. I feel lip kissing is more personal space than hand holding and hugging. You view things differently. So what. Big deal.

I personally have a very adverse reaction to anything that might make me feel like I can't breath. I need to breath. I can barely breath through my nose due to constant allergies. Add to it that I have asthma, and I feel desperate for every bit of air I can get through my mouth. It's not crazy for me to acknowledge that children can have similar feelings way before they are old enough to verbalize those feelings.

Very few people viewed others kissing their own children as sexual and germy. Most people simply said they personally feel it's sexual or could spread germs when talking about their reasons for not kissing to their own children on the lips. There's no reason to take it personally or be irritated. You were not being judged by anyone here.

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I'm not irritated at all. I just never realized so many felt that way. A quick kiss on the lips was just natural to me growing up. It might have to do w/ understanding a person's love language. Some enjoy touch more than others.
I'm glad to hear you're not irritated. Yes, people do have different love lanugages. That's for sure!
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:44 PM
 
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If you want to take my posts as being overly offended, go ahead. I know I am not overly offended, just a bit irritated.

*shrug*
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