“I’ve always found this one a bit difficult personally, What are your views on public display of affection, as a Gay couple would you feel comfortable expressing your feelings for each other in public for example, holding hands while walking, or a casual kiss here and there?”
-Danny from the U.K.
I know that a few of the subscribers have noticed that RJ and I aren’t particularly intimate with each other on camera. As far as PDAs go with me, I try to keep them to a minimum, but it has nothing to do with the fact that I’m gay. Any time I decide to hold RJ’s hand or kiss him in public (which ends up being a peck at most), I always notice the people staring, but I let them stare. They need to get used to seeing romantic interest between two men, because that’s the inevitable course of our society.
On a more personal level, we’re comfortable enough to hold hands in public, but we’re not the couple that’s holding hands every time you see them. We don’t hold hands for the sake of holding hands or kiss for the sake of kissing. You’ll never see us lying on a bench practically making out. In my opinion, overly-intimate acts should be kept to the confines of your bedroom/in private. I don’t want to share that with everyone, which is why you only see a peck at most on camera. If you choose to be overly-intimate in public, it cheapens the experience. It’s almost as if you’re trying to put on a show for people. Only actors, strippers, or porn stars need to do that.
Of course, this is just how I see it.
I don’t want people to think that I look down upon people who are affectionate in public. Let’s just say I’d rather see two people making out in public than fist-fighting or making fun of anyone else.