Why kissing or public display of affection is peculiar in some countries?

Philippines
January 25, 2007 1:54am CST
Why do you think that kissing in public of displaying your affection towards your partner is sort of peculiar to some countries? we just somehow want to show others how we love our partners. Is that wrong? or its jut another issue or morality?
5 responses
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
It' not a matter of morality, it's a matter of culture differences. People all over the world happen not to share the same culture. If it is the culture in your country that seeing lovers kissing passionately in public is okay, in most Asian countries that is unacceptable. Smacks and light kisses may be tolerated but anything beyond that shall make everyone's eyes go round in amazement. This is the reason why once we visit other countries, we shall always be reminded to observe and respect their beliefs and cultures. We may not necessarily observe them when we're back home again.
@angelco (347)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
actually me as a filipina is quite conservative when it comes with that thing however, we have different beliefs, culture and traditions so we need to respect one another...though, public display of affection (PDA)is the only way for those partners where they can show their love with each other so with regards on that, we also need to accept the reality that we live in a modernized technology where some men and women follows on it :)
@Jemina (5783)
25 Jan 07
I don't think it's morality but as I see here in Thailand, their culture does not approve of public display of emotion like kissing. Well, of course many foreigners do it and some Bangkokians are getting used to it. It's just a culturally influenced issue. But according to one song, If you're in Rome, be a Roman. It's always polite to observe the cultures and tradition of the country you're visiting.
@ssh123 (31104)
• India
25 Jan 07
1. They are afraid the other half may be kissed by someone else. 2. They need public recognition 3. Open air is better than closed doors 4. Chances are, if other aspirtants who see this, never make another attempt;
@vertex (803)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
But it somehow so over acting because you let people see everything that you do. And its bad.