Public Display of Affection (PDA)

Last Updated: March 2, 2020

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Definition - What does Public Display of Affection (PDA) mean?

Public display of affection (PDA) refers to the show of love in the public setting. This is done usually through touch, and is meant to stoke feelings of love within the doer and the recipient. Typical shows of affection include walking hand-in-hand, shoulder embraces, and light pecks on the cheeks and lips.

Kinkly explains Public Display of Affection (PDA)

Different cultures and social norms should be considered when doing acts of public display of affection. Certain acts and relationships may be frowned up. Location is key when it comes to acceptable PDAs. For instance, a homosexual couple walking hand-in-hand in Brooklyn, New York may be deemed acceptable in the area. However, transpose the same couple to a rural town might be harassed.

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