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Are you anti-PDA?

If you are feeling a bit frisky on your next Southwest Airline flight, you should probably think twice. An actress and her girlfriend were booted from a flight after other passengers complained about their “excessive PDA“. After being asked to leave, they became upset and got booted off the flight.

What is it about public displays of affection that bothers us so much? When you are in love and can’t keep your hands off each other, do you think you understand it more?

Have you ever tempted someone to fool around in public? What would you do if you were asked to get naughty of a flight?

How would you react to a couple trying to join the mile high club?

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September 28th, 2011
6:52 am

Never tempted. Not sure why others would be. If you want to do that, go to Amsterdam or Hedonism or any number of specialized “clubs” for that.

Though if I saw someone else on a flight, I’d start filming with my phone camera.

seabeau

September 28th, 2011
6:53 am

Trash,Trash,Trash!

Matt

September 28th, 2011
7:02 am

Ageed, trash, get a room, not the bathroom.

BLONDIELICOUS

September 28th, 2011
7:40 am

Holding hands while walking (HHWW) & kiss on the cheeks are fine. Other than that, very skanky & nasty. Pls be considerate & mind your hormones/manners/breeding/etiquette, guys.

George P Burdell

September 28th, 2011
7:40 am

I fly every week for business and a quite often for pleasure. This story about PDA between two people on an airliner indicates how people in general behave in public today. You take 120 some odd people and shove them all togethter into tight quarters aboard an airliner and that’s not the place to decide to swap spit with your love interest. Imagine how the total stranger sitting in the seat next to these two felt. It’s probably similar to how you might have felt as a teenager riding in the back seat of a car with another couple who decided to start making out. Ewwww….
Regardless of whether these two were hetero, homo or other sexual orientation, their decision to do this demonstrates a lack of respect for their partner and their fellow travelers.

Tom

September 28th, 2011
7:41 am

Since we really don’t get the scope of what made the PDA “excessive”, one also wonders if the complaints from other passengers were tied to the fact that this was a same-sex couple.

Tom

September 28th, 2011
7:45 am

OK, now I read it was described by the couple as “one modest kiss”. That couldn’t have entailed much.

Should I be expecting to be reprimanded by flight attendants if my wife and I share a modest kiss on an airliner?

BLONDIELICIOUS

September 28th, 2011
7:46 am

Do it in private, you don’t have to advertise your so-called “LOVE”. So rude…

BLONDIELICIOUS

September 28th, 2011
7:49 am

Wise diva, I behave like a lady in public but I get freaky & adventurous in the bedroom/private with my man when we’re together. Respect begets R-E-S-P-E-C-T!

Ezra

September 28th, 2011
8:22 am

The only reason these two are getting attention is because they are homosexuals. It is vile disgusting behavior especially in public. I do not want to see it nor do I want to explain disgusting behavior to my children. The airlines did not kick them off for PDA. It was their actions afterwards. Homosexuality is legal but that is not enought for them they want everyone to accept it as normal–not in my life.

Tom

September 28th, 2011
8:27 am

Ezra, how would you respond if you were challenged/reprimanded by flight attendants for sharing “one modest kiss” with your spouse/loved one?

Dr. Ruth

September 28th, 2011
8:28 am

You people are prudes, frigid, unimaginative, boring, unspontaneous, predictable and have no sense of adventure. I am a member of the Mile High Club and my husband and I have “soiled” my office desk a number of time. LIVE a ittle people and act outside of the box. If I saw another couple showing some PDA, I’d be jealous. if I was with my hubby, it’d make me pretty turned on. Bunch of Polyanna’s!

Button

September 28th, 2011
8:31 am

Wise were they two women? I can’t get the image out of my head of the two men dry humping and kissing each other at the park a few years ago. Other than that, I’m all for a lil pda. Nothing over board or lascivious though. There is nothing wrong with showing love.

Good morning!

LeeH1

September 28th, 2011
8:35 am

There are some conflicting statements about the incident. And Southwest is a public transportation company, not a “family airline”. That means they take in the public. That means inter-racial couples, which were forbidden not a generation ago. That means couples who are not legally married to each other. That means a lot of different things that some people find objectionable. That also manes they need to respect same sex families as they do heteorosexual ones.

As to Ezra not wanting to explain it to children, then I think he needs to review his relationships to children. The world is full of interesting sights- the ones who are embarrassed are not the children who see it, ut the parents who are too uptight to be honest with the kids.

There are people with different values and different customs all over the place. You can’t keep children in a cocoon and hope they never see something you disagree with. If you can’t answer their questions about two women kissing when they are young, you won’t be comfortable answering their questions as teenagers. And by then, they have probably stopped asking you anything.

Perhaps Ezra, “the Disapprover”, should have been the one escorted off the plane.

Tom

September 28th, 2011
8:42 am

Interestingly enough, LeeH1, Southwest advertises itself as “the official airline” of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).

Matt

September 28th, 2011
8:48 am

Anyone else think this is a somewhat lame topic, a lot are alright, but I think this particular one falls short, sorry diva.

ME

September 28th, 2011
8:51 am

I’m not against PDA at all but I think the level of such is predicated upon the time and place. I’m one of those who doesn’t personally care what you do or where you do it – you aren’t going to bother me at all. Obviously, at Hedo you will see far more PDA’s and to a higher level than you will at, say, Disney – and that’s how it should be.
As far as someone joining the “mile high club” – this isn’t exactly “public”, per se, since you are behind a closed door, but nonetheless, having “been there, done that” I’m all for anyone joining the club! Just do so in the correct manner and it’s doubful anyone will be the wiser!
I’m sorry, but I just dont understand why so many people are so modest, conservative,or whatever. You only have the one life to live – why not make it a little exciting?!?

MrsNewy

September 28th, 2011
8:57 am

Holding hands and pecks on the cheek are fine. Swapping spit and liiking like it is borderline porn is over the top whether hetero or homsexual.

Tom

September 28th, 2011
8:57 am

Celisea

September 28th, 2011
8:57 am

Morning folks,

An actress and her girlfriend

I would venture to say, PDA between two chicks going at it is more likely the reason they got tossed. I for one don’t want to see to folks acting trashy let alone two women or two men. Call me narrow minded. My preference is if it’s going to be all out foreplay, that should be restricted to in-door activity. Keeping it classy is one thing, taking it to the gutter is another.

When I lived with the kid’s dad we had sex often….outside. Not for all to see but in places where we could steal away and get it done. Adrenaline and the rush no doubt the reason. I guess though if it’s done privately in public then it’s not PDA huh?

I’m not anti-PDA but not even on a frigid day in Hades will allow me to let a dude feel me up and put it out there like that.

MrsNewy

September 28th, 2011
8:57 am

oops *homosexual

Celisea

September 28th, 2011
8:59 am

Dr. Ruth I think I got dirty reading your post…lol I kid..I know it’s too early :)

BLONDIELICIOUS

September 28th, 2011
9:02 am

I’m not a 19th century, conservative, religious prude but you should know your limits. EXHIBITIONISM is one of them.

Amia

September 28th, 2011
9:05 am

PDA such as holding hands, light peck kisses on the cheek or even lips, or hugging is fine. I think it is inappropriate to look like you about to screw in public. It shouldn’t be tongue, fondling of the breasts or hands over privates. That is inappropriate. Think of kids seeing that or elderly people. It’s disrespectufl and tactless. As far as getting in on in the airplane bathroom– H3LL no!!! I don’t even like to use that bathroom. I won’t be apart of that club.

Good Morning all!

Purp

September 28th, 2011
9:08 am

The airline said she got kicked off for cursing. If I feel like giving my a pat on her butt a kiss or a hug I am going to do it. Maybe a quick french kiss, nothing farther than that but if we wanted to we would. Strangers being around does not deter our love. LOL

Randyt (aka Been There, Done That, Got a Closet FULL of T-Shirts)

September 28th, 2011
9:13 am

Guilty. Not proud, just Guilty as charged. Something about the “Lawn” at Stone Mtn gets my libido moving everytime, or a blanket on an airline flight for a little “feely” for example. Have had the “get a room” thrown at me more times than I should have.

Purp

September 28th, 2011
9:15 am

If if you don’t like what you see you can always turn away.

Celisea

September 28th, 2011
9:16 am

Randyt – Have had the “get a room” thrown at me more times than I should have.

LOL, say it ain’t so.

Lady Strange

September 28th, 2011
9:16 am

Nothing wrong with light PDA, like a kiss or a little cuddling. Swaping spit or tongue wrestling on the other hand I don’t need to see in public. I have no problem with the gender of the couple as long as they keep the freaky stuff at home. Seeing a same sex couple kissing doesn’t bother me at all. Excessive PDA I don’t want to see.

Celisea

September 28th, 2011
9:16 am

Or you can take it inside…on a bed…where it belongs

Randyt (aka Been There, Done That, Got a Closet FULL of T-Shirts)

September 28th, 2011
9:16 am

Far as the “mile high” club, I can’t find enough room to stand up and whiz hardly, much less get two people and try to do it (although drive-in theaters in the back seat of a subcompact Mazda can be done if the windows steam up enough and have a blanket ;-) Armegeddon and the Horse Whisperer…wonder what the movies were about?.

Randyt (aka Been There, Done That, Got a Closet FULL of T-Shirts)

September 28th, 2011
9:18 am

@ Celisea…I am not really good at self-control in the heat of the moment. LOL

Mike P

September 28th, 2011
9:18 am

Good morning,

I think that anyone who don’t like PDA are simply jealous of those who have passion in the lives (reason for living). Either they’re jealous because they don’t have passion themselves or they don’t have anyone to express that passion with. You all are a bunch of haterz lol

Purp

September 28th, 2011
9:23 am

Nobody is talking about having sex in public, but if you limit affection to a certain room in the house…well that’s boring. Besides you see more on regular tv and commercial than you would ever see in public.

Purp

September 28th, 2011
9:23 am

Exiled!

September 28th, 2011
9:46 am

Good morning!

PDA,even for heterosexuals,sometimes can be excessive especially with kids around. You still have to be cognizant of others around u and take it light.

That couple was lesbian and that makes it worse! I am not overly prejudiced against those people but please, you need to realize u still have a lot of barriers. People are not comfy with homos going all the way in Public! For a majority of heteros, it’s kinda repugnant.

So yes,they deserved to be booted out coz I can’t I have that in a cramped place like a plane.

Let’s have some decency!

But u free to do that in the privacy of ur homo surroundings and in private!

Homos and lesbians always feel like they have to throw their debauchery in everybody’s face.

Geeeeeezzzzz!

Sassy Me...PYT ;-)

September 28th, 2011
9:55 am

Mornting :mrgreen:

From what I’ve just read the couple was booted off the flight b/c of some foul language used when asked to tone down their face sucking…that’s what the airlines said in a statement(they probably lying who knows).

I like pda and will admit part of me is an exhibitionist at times so….once in a while I’ll do something off the cuff and kinda wild… :oops:

don’t judge me ;-)

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

September 28th, 2011
9:58 am

Nothing wrong with a kiss on the jaw or a discreet pat on the ass. Sex in the city, car, office, or on the street is a daily happening. In the countryside there’s no public let it ride. It’s human nature we will do what we think we can get away with.
Good Morning:

Celisea

September 28th, 2011
10:03 am

Nobody is talking about having sex in public, but if you limit affection to a certain room in the house…well that’s boring. Besides you see more on regular tv and commercial than you would ever see in public.

No we didn’t say the actual act (well I did earlier…lol) but if you’re doing everything but, then it um, yeah we are talking sex in public. I don’t think though anyone mentioned keeping affections boxed in the bedroom. I for one said if it’s heading to “bed actions” take that to the bed.

Celisea

September 28th, 2011
10:05 am

There was a chick in our building that was married and she was carrying on something awful with a dude in her department. I know someone from her team had a house party where both she and him attended….AND GOT CAUGHT HAVING SEX…there, at the party. Talking about not being able to show your face… Rumor has it they would have sex in the car after work. He was a punk though to me. Annnnd short…lol But that’s not today’s topic.

kimmie

September 28th, 2011
10:08 am

Morning All!

Some couples, no matter what their preference, like to put it all out there for everyone to see. I really don’t care what you do or are doing with each other. I’m not jealous by any means, I’ve got my own. You know when you are crossing the line. Same with clothes that are too revealing. You know exactly what you are doing. And if it makes others around you uncomfortable, you’ve gone too far and you know it. Funny, it will be those same ones that are all lovey-dovey in public that you hear are getting divorced or one is getting hit over the head or a black eye.

For those of you that watch The Office, did you see the episode last season where Micheal Scott and his coworker/girlfriend were all over each other and she was sitting in his lap at the staff meeting? Hilarious!!

i'm swiss™

September 28th, 2011
10:10 am

Morning, folks.

On topic: Before I form an opinion on this specific incident, I need to know one thing: Were they hot? :lol:

abc

September 28th, 2011
10:10 am

Excessive PDA is just plain immature poor taste and lack of manners and tact. If one is gay, then you can at least double your expectation of negative reaction from those with whom you’re sharing public space.

It’s not as if you shouldn’t give hugs and kisses. If you’re making out or groping in public, though, grow up. Puh-leeze.

Dreams Materialize

September 28th, 2011
10:14 am

Morning
So slipping my girl a little tongue in public is inappropriate? GTFOH. Really, some things in life just aren’t that serious. Stay the f%&k home if you have an aversion to EVERYTHING in life.

TenderRoni

September 28th, 2011
10:18 am

Morning All,
I’m all for some PDA to spicy things up. But I have seen some thats just too much. And crossed over to “just get a room”…geeesh!

What is excessive PDA?- My example I can’t forget it, because I was with my daughter and she stills brings it up to this day. We were at the mall, this was during a week day so it wasn’t packed but people were walking around with their kids. They had some face-painting and ballon crap going ons. Anywho, outside of Macys this couple was full on grinding and kissing, he had his hand in her hair, and another hand round her romp. It was like they just walk out the dept store all willy-nilly and decided this is a good spot to make out. My daughter under her breathe said they need to get a room. We laughed.Because I didnt expect her to say something like that. But I had to explain to her later what PDA was.

Leggs

September 28th, 2011
10:19 am

Good morning.

PDA is fine with me; however, being overly demonstrative of your love for the person can be unsettling. I wouldn’t want to join the mile high club because the act itself seems uncomfortable. I see nothing wrong with them giving one another a modest kiss. The only problem I think being shown here is that they are two women. If a man reached over and gave his girl/wifey a modest kiss, I don’t think anyone would have said anything.

Leggs

September 28th, 2011
10:23 am

That doesn’t sound like PDA, TenderRoni, but more like reaching for that O while clothes still on.

Celisea

September 28th, 2011
10:24 am

It’s not as if you shouldn’t give hugs and kisses. If you’re making out or groping in public, though, grow up. Puh-leeze.

Exactly….I’m thinking are you kidding me? What adult, familiar with sex, know sex, have had plenty of sex, ain’t use to it by now? Yes it is tasteless and classless to do everything shy of sex. A peck, holding hands, even a pat…all okay. But to wanna get down and do the do all because you can regardless? Frankly it’s tasteless and inappropriate?

Stay the f%&k home if you have an aversion to EVERYTHING in life.

Please don’t pass any opininon nor judgement on kids are nowadays when your actions are less than honorable. Just saying. And don’t go acting all selective with your kid when you have no regard for other folks’ kids. They’re all impressionable. If you’re over 30, get a room. You should be use to it by now.

kimmie

September 28th, 2011
10:26 am

The worst case of PDA I ever saw was many years ago, out at 6 Flags. This girl had on some low-riser jean and a short top. When she sat down the top of her behind showed. Her boyfriend kept running his hand up & down the crack for all to see.

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

September 28th, 2011
10:26 am

TenderRoni:
Latino’s everyone knows how affectinate they are and they will do the same thing in public view. I’ve seen many times in the little A other city’s where they get out like they’re in a bed room. Didn’t bother me although I saw other people frowning at them.