Originally Posted by Tonberry
I'm specifying that because Penny's post right above mine says "kissing is fine" and later specify French kisses aren't, which is always confusing to read for me as I read it like someone in North America would read "kissing is fine, but not if your lips are touching" (and yes, that's possible, if you kiss each other's cheek for instance)
French kissing in public is not as acceptable here, but when I referred to tonsil hockey, I meant long, really noisy French kissing. It's the loud sloppy noises that bother me personally.
Americans generally don't touch each other as often as people in other countries. We tend to be a bit uptight, insular, and touch deprived.
My tolerance for public affection is on the high side among adults in my area.