Hmm, something...odd, happened a few days ago. I want to start by noting that I never realized that abstaining from PMO would make me miss the simple act of "touch" between two people. I understand that making out with someone doesn't count against PMO, unless, of course, it results in orgasm. But that can be pretty risky, once I start it can be hard to stop. My washing machine had been on the fritz so I had to go to the laundry-mat. I was pretty literally at that point where I had nothing clean to wear. I get to the laundry-mat, throw all my clothes in, pull off my shirt and throw that in, too. I hadn't planned on hanging out while my clothes were washing, I was going to a nearby park to go for a run. It was late, and I was the only one there. But this guy comes in to do his laundry. I didn't really notice him at first, but with the place being empty he comes all the way over into the row I'm in and throws his clothes in. He strikes up a "hi, how are you" kind of conversation while I'm putting detergent and coins into the washer. He's maybe late twenties, fit, good looking. And he just keeps talking and talking to me. I'm thinking maybe he doesn't want to hang out at the laundry-mat, bored, and just wants someone to talk to to pass the time. So I figure, what the hell, my run can wait. I'll hang out and talk to this guy so he's not bored. But the more he's talking to me, I start to notice that it seems like he's checking me out. And, hey, that's fine. Like a lot of us, I've had gay men check me out before. No big deal. But then, he puts his hand on my shoulder and runs it up around the back of my neck. My first reaction would have been to just politely bow out of the situation. But I paused, strange as it was to me, I realized that this was the first time in over two months that someone touched me in a romantic way. And that pause must have been enough for him to think it was okay. Before I knew it he leaned in and kissed me. And he started caressing my whole body as we kissed. And yes, I kissed him back. The "touch" felt so good, I just didn't care. And the idea that I didn't realize how much I've been missing "touch" never even occurred to me until now. I'm not posting this as "am I gay?", or "do I suffer from SSA?". Yeah, don't care about that,...I made out with a guy. Not a big deal to me. I'd be posting this exact same question if it was a woman that moved on me. And the question is: Does anyone else experience that feeling where they really miss human touch? Where they've been on no PMO for so long that just a basic romantic touch seems like a distant memory?