Design Meaning

How many times do we have to say it. Don't touch me. Unless I say so, of course. If that's the rule I give you, that's the rule you follow. Don't force me to kiss or hug goodbye a relative I barely know. Don't ask me to touch my hair. Don't touch my knee when you're talking to me. Don't squeeze parts of my body you wish you could change. Just don't touch me? Got it? Good.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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UNLESS I say so, of course. Then listen to how I want to be touched, where, when, and how.

Check-in with your cuddle pals, check-in with your partner, heck check-in with anyone you like to be physically close to in any shape or form. Maybe the type of touch is fine, but have you ever asked what you could do differently to make it feel ASTRONOMICAL? Maybe it's lighter, harder or not at all.

Be aware of how you might be ignoring your needs and boundaries and those of someone else. Consent goes beyond an enthusiastic yes. Consent is deeply connected to every moment of interacting with someone. So pay attention.